The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT)

    The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT) is a leading Israeli film fund, established over two decades ago, dedicated to supporting and promoting Israeli cinema, with a special focus on documentary films.
    We provide crucial funding and professional support to emerging and established Israeli filmmakers so as to strengthen the development, production, and marketing of outstanding films. Widely recognized as the organization behind the success of Israeli documentary film, our portfolio comprises more than 500 films, encompassing an array of themes that document the rich composition of Israeli culture and society. Among the many award-winning films that we have supported are: Mr. Gaga, Presenting Princess Shaw, The Flat, Waltz with Bashir, The Green Prince, Dolphin Boy and A Film Unfinished. Receiving NFCT support is a seal of excellence, innovation, and creativity.

    In the past decade, the burgeoning documentary film field in Israel has earned worldwide recognition and respect on account of the quantity, quality and diversity of documentaries emerging from our small country. Parallel to the meteoric rise of Israeli documentary film-making is the growing international recognition of documentaries as a powerful vehicle for inspiring social change. The NFCT believes in the enormous power of documentary films to engage, educate, connect people, and spark social change. Through our support of films and filmmakers, we seek to enrich Israeli culture while building a more tolerant and cohesive society. Through our funding, mentorship, and professional guidance, we support diverse filmmakers to create great documentaries and initiate special themed film programs exploring a broad array of issues, including: Israeli and Jewish history and the Holocaust;
    Immigration, minorities and human rights; women; youth; The elderly; Arts and culture; Environmental issues; and more.

    NFCT films help shed light on the stories, identities and communities of others; as such, they help enhance mutual understanding and respect among the many different cultures and groups that make up Israeli society.

     


    AICF Articles about The New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT)

    | Artist News
    17 films supported by the New Fund for Cinema and TV (NFCT) were selected to premiere at the upcoming Docaviv International Film Festival, including the opening film Picture of His Life. The festival will take place May 23-June 1, 2019. If you happen t…

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    “A Perfect Housewife”, a film by director Jane Bibi and produced by Arik Bernstein, won the Special Jury Award in DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel’s leading documentary films festival taking place in Tel Aviv for its 20th year. Jury’s justif…

    | Artist News
    All three Israeli documentary films competing for the Academy Award Shortlist Spot – The Heymann Brothers’ MR. GAGA, Shimon Dotan’s THE SETTLERS, and Alon Schwarz’s AIDA’S SECRETS – have been supported by the New Fund for Cinema and TV.

    | Artist News
    NFCT has four films it has supported showing at the Jerusalem Film Festival this year.

    | Artist News
    Congratulations to filmmakers Asaf Sudry and Tali Shemesh, whose documentary Death in the Terminal, about an Eritrean asylum seeker lynched in Be’er Sheba after being mistaken for a terrorist, won Best Mid-Length Documentary Award at the prestigious in…

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    The New Fund for Cinema and TV announced the winning films at the 2016 Documentary Film Forum Awards. Huge congratulations to veteran documentary filmmaker and producer Noemi Schory for receiving the Life Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony. Noem…