SERET (‘movie’ in Hebrew) is the name of the London Israeli Film & Television Festival and this year is the inaugural event. For five days in June, we’re bringing a special selection of Israeli films never before seen in the UK to cinemas in London and holding workshops for those in the film and television industries.
In the last ten years, a number of Israeli films have been nominated and won awards in major film festivals around the world including Footnote, Strangers No More, Lebanon, Ajami and Waltz with Bashir. Right now, Israeli television is also making a big impact internationally with programmes such as Hatufim (‘Prisoners of War’ remade into Homeland) and BiTipul (Treatment) currently being screened on SkyArts.
SERET seeks to showcase the outstanding contribution that Israeli film and television make to the arts, as well as promoting the richness and diversity of Israeli life and culture through these media. We’ve designed our programme to appeal to a wide range of film lovers and there will also be opportunities to hear from some of the directors and actors appearing in the films. We hope you enjoy it.
Three female film buffs dedicated to bringing you the best in Israel film and television have founded SERET:
Anat Koren – Based in London for many years, Anat holds a Masters in Information Management. She is currently the owner, publisher and the editor of the only Israeli magazine and website in the UK -Alondon, and Alondon.net – published in Hebrew and English that promotes Israeli interests in the UK.
Odelia Mammon Haroush – Based in London, Odelia has master’s degree in Communications and Public Relations. She has extensive experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and sales promotions and up until recently, was running the marketing activities of a successful cosmetic brand.
Patty Hochmann – Based in Israel, Patty is a member of the Israeli Film Academy. She currently works at Cinema Typ as the director of the film department. She is well known within Israel’s film industry. She is our ‘Israeli arm’ and has been instrumental in choosing the films for this first festival.