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Join us at the 25th co-production pitching forum to preview Israel’s most promising docs-in-the-making on Monday, June 5, 2023 

12 outstanding, handpicked projects presented to 50 industry-leading decision-makers, including commissioning editors, investors, agents, and producers. 

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Close Enconters

One-on-one meetings between Israeli filmmakers and leading international decision-makers –including commissioning editors, producers, and investors – in order to open up new funding channels and co-production opportunities. 

The Close Encounters track is designed for projects at various stages of development – both those that aren’t ready for public pitching, and those that have been pitched before and aren’t completed yet. 

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Rough Cut

6 high-profile documentaries at the rough-cut stage will be exclusively featured on the DocuShuk platform for screening to commissioning editors, distributors, buyers, and other market professionals seeking to acquire films.  

Each team will have the chance to present their project in person during a 30-minute sneak-peek session, in order to generate creative, constructive discussion with the market guests, and to help the filmmakers break into international markets and promote sales. 

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Student Lab

CoPro has selected seven student projects for its prestigious Student Lab track, which was created in collaboration with The New Fund for Cinema and Television.  

At Student Lab, the young filmmakers take part in several workshops that familiarize newcomers with international standards.  

The track’s crowning event is the Student Pitching Forum, where industry decision-makers get to scout for young Israeli documentary talent, and filmmakers get to gauge their work’s international marketing potential. 

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Screening Room

CoPro Market presents the new Screening Room track – featuring a limited selection of completed, distribution-ready films in the market’s online catalog throughout the month of June (and yearlong on the Copro. Screen platform – formerly known as DocuShuk). The films will be sent to more than a 100 decision makers around the world, that could schedule an online meeting with the Israeli creators during the market week.

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CoPro.Screen Platform, formerly known as DocuShuk, showcases and offers year-round access to the latest and best releases from the vibrant Israeli documentary industry. 

The platform allows international buyers and programmers to stay updated, find and screen the finest films from Israel, and directly contact Israeli filmmakers and distributors. 

CoPro.Screen features secure access to the biggest catalog of Israeli completed films, with exclusive full screeners, as well as selected in development projects that participate in our CoPro Market and seek production partners. With CoPro.Screen, you can meet our filmmakers online, tap into up-and-coming projects, and use our online screening platform year-round, from anywhere in the world, on any device. 

We’ve created CoPro.Screen as a tool for sharing the stories that unite us. As an NGO, CoPro passionately believes in the role of culture and film in advancing mankind, and in visual media and storytelling as the best way to reach hearts and minds. 

With over 1000 users and a catalog of over 100 films, CoPro.Screen is vitally necessary in today’s shifting online global market. In times like these, we encourage you more than ever to stay in touch and find the latest and best Israeli films, all online. 

You can see the full catalogue here

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Maintaining Orna Yarmut’s Legacy   

Orna Yarmut (1956-2018) founded and established the CoPro Foundation in 1999, serving as its executive director until her tragic death in 2018. One of the leading lights of Israel’s documentary film industry, Orna led the foundation with endless devotion and generosity, striving tirelessly to realize her vision of placing the Israeli industry on the world stage. 

Since producing the first CoPro Market 23 years ago, CoPro has gained a stellar reputation for financial and artistic achievement. The foundation’s efforts have revolutionized the scope of international co-productions of Israeli documentaries, and boosted sales abroad.  

Orna fostered countless global partnerships, gaining significant attention for Israeli documentaries, and initiating numerous high-profile, award-winning international productions. Thanks to her work and the strides made by the Israeli film industry with CoPro’s help, the foundation is now an influential part of the film ecosystem both in Israel and worldwide. 

We at CoPro are committed to carrying on Orna’s legacy with the same passion and drive that she brought to promoting Israeli creation. 

Staff

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Pnina Halfon Lang

Executive Director

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Nilly Kalmar

Program Director

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Tal Dorot

Operations and Finance Manager

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Hanan Brandes

CoPro.Screen Platform Manager

Lang Studio

CoPro Market Website Design

Yaron Shagal-Olin

CoPro Market Website Developer

Ami Rosenbaum

Graphic Design

Board Members

Dan Lahat Adv. | Chairman

Phillipe J. Weil

Michal Dekel Malinovitch Adv.

Michal Rafaeli Kaduri

Smadar Timor

Yona Wiesenthal

Vivian Rakiv 

CoPro wouldn’t be possible without all of your support, THANK YOU.

ISRAEL FILM COUNCIL
Miki Zohar Minister of Culture and Sport, State of Israel
Aliza Lavie Chairman of the Israeli Film Council
Keren Carmel Head of Film Department & Film Council
 
ISRAELI MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Nurit Tinari Culture relations, Head of Bureau
Anat Gilad Head of Arts Department, Cultural Diplomacy Bureau
Yair Nevo Film Department, Cultural Diplomacy Bureau
Pnina El-Al Director Culture, Education and Academic Cooperation dept. Cultural Diplomacy Bureau
 
TEL AVIVYAFO MUNICIPALITY
Ron Huldai Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo
Lior Shapira Council Chairman
Sari Israeli Head of Events & Ceremonies
Tzlilit ben Nevat Head of Culture and Arts Department
 
THE NEW FUND FOR CINEMA AND TELEVISION
Dorit Inbar Executive Director
Orel Turner Production Manager
Ron Goldman Artistic Director
 
GESHER MULTICULTURAL FILM FUND
Ziv Nave Chairman
Adi Gold CEO
Yael Yakirevich Assistant to the Director and head of Student Section
 
NEW ISRAEL FUND
Libby Lenkinski VP for Public Engagement
 
KAN11 THE ISRAELI PUBLIC BRAODCASTING
Gili Gaon Head of Documentary
Tal Freifeld VP Television 100
 
HSCC  CHANNEL 8
Rinat Klein CEO
Dorit Hessel Head of Productions
 
YES DOCU
Guy Lavie Head of Yes Docu 
Liz Shrem Producer
 
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Dins Peled CEO
Dana Morag Artistic Director 
Pini Shatz Head of Programming
 
GOETHE INSTITUTE
Dr. Carola Dürr Director
Yael Goldman Cultural Department
 
THE FRENCH INSTITUTE
Guillaume Mainguet Audio-visual and Digital Attaché
Yael Baruch Cultural and Audiovisual Project Manager
Emma Schicker Digital Policy Officer
 
GO2FILMS
Hedva Goldschmidt Managing Director 
Nur Hadas International Sales & Acquisition
 
GERMAN FILMS
Björn Jensen Producer
 
THE GOTHAM
Milton Tabbot Senior Director, Programming
 
DOK LEIPZIG INTERNATIONAL LEIPZIG FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARY AND ANIMATION FILM
Nadja Tennstedt Director of DOK Industry 
Roland Loebner Coordinator DOK Film Market 
 
FIPADOC  INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL BIARRITZ
Christine Camdessus Managing and Artistic Director
Bastien Gauclère Head of Industry Days
 
THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Angeliki Vergou Head of Agora 
Giannis Smoilis International Program
 
MEDIMED THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN DOCUMENTARY MARKET
Sergi Doladé Director
 
MIA MARKET
Marco Spagnoli Head of Unscripted Division and Animation Activities
Ben Pace Unscripted Senior Coordinator
 
VISIONI DAL MONDO
Francesco Bizzarri Founding Director
 
T-PORT
Niv Fux Founder & Managing Director 
Amos Geva International Manager
 
THE ISRAELI TV AND FILM PRPDUCERS ASSOCIATION
Tzvika Gotlib CEO
Arik Bernstein Board Member
 
THE ISRAELI DOCUMENTARY FORUM Hagit Ben Yaacov Chairman
Maya Naor CEO
Noga Chevion Project Manager
 
ISRAEL FILM & TELEVISION DIRECTORS GUILD
Limor Pinhasov – Director
 
TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Gal Ostrinsky & Ori Arthur Wolf Directors
 
ATLAS HOTELS
Ayelet Giat Sales Manager
 
ZOA HOUSE
Naama Lugashi Clients & Events Manager
 
NEVE SHECHTER
Romina Reisin Director
 
Anna Somershaf
Alex Zsalat
Ami Rosenbaum
Avi Issacharoff
Barak Heymann
Björn Jensen
Adv. Dan Lahat
Danna Stern
Adv. Dror Nahum
Edit Pinkas
Jean-Jacques Peretti
Iikka Vehkalahti
Karolina Lidin
Liran Atzmor
Margje de Koning
Adv. Michal Dekel Malinovitch
Michal Rafaeli Kaduri
Noam Pinchas
Noga Zivan
Noit Geva
Osnat Trabelsi
Rachel Lea Jones
Patrizia Mancini
Philippe Weil
Roni & Maayan Cohen
Ronit Reichman
Shai Dayan
Simon Kilmurry
Smadar Timor
Udi Nir
Vivian Rakiv
Yaron Shagal
Yehuda & Ronit Yarmut
Yeshai Lang
Yona Wiesenthal
Yulie Cohen
Yuval Parnass-Mader
Zoe Rogovin
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