Sargosi with Mark Ruppert
Photo: Rob Hatch

Israeli film wins first prize at Cinequest Film Festival

Amit Sargosi's 'Adon Hazman’ wins top honors at ’48 Hours Film Project’ in San Jose, California

Directed by Amit Sargosi, the Israeli film “Adon Hazman” (“The Time Catcher”) won first prize this weekend at the ’48 Hour Film Project’ competition, which took place as part of the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California.


The 48 Hour Film Project is a novel contest initiated by independent filmmakers Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston. As part of this competition, participating filmmakers are randomly assigned a line of dialogue, a film genre, a character and a prop, all of which must be utilized in the movie which they create. Filmmakers then have 48 hours to write, produce and edit a completed film


Representatives from 60 cities worldwide took place in the San Jose competition, including filmmakers from Tel-Aviv, who first participated in the preliminary stages for the “48 Hour Film Project’ in 2007. More than 200 movies in all took part in this contest.


Sargosi’s ‘The Time Catcher’ tells the story of the final 15 minutes in the life of as man who can foresee the moment of death for every living creature around him, including his own. The move was filmed at the Carmelit in Haifa, and stars Sharon Zuckerman and Noam Rubinstein.


Director Amit Sargosi is a self-educated filmmaker who never attended film school. He directed episodes of the Israeli series “Eretz Nehederet” and “The Israelis”, and is currently working on a new television project.


Following his win in the ’48 Hour Project’ Israeli preliminaries, he established the Art of No Budget production company, specializing in low budget commercials, along with director Shahar Segal.  


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