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Requiem for a Whale

(Documentary film, 15 min, 2022)

On a stormy night in early 2021, a whale’s body washed ashore at Nitzanim beach in Israel.

Over the documentation of the encounter between people and the carcass, we hear the voices of several witnesses who were present at the rare occurrence.

From the fabric of responses, a collective experience shines regarding the dialogue between life and death.

Director — Ido Weisman
Cinematographer — Ido Weisman
Editor — Alex Khosid

Producer — Ido Weisman

The film screened at the following festivals:
• Winner of the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award at the IDA Documentary Award(December 2022)
 Israeli Academy Awards Finalist in the Short Documentary Category (September 2023)
 Winner of the Israeli Documentary Forum awards - Best Student Film (December 2022)

 Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival - Second place and the Cinematography awards in the student competition (Tel-Aviv, June 2022)

Tel-Aviv International Student Film FestivalTwo special mention awards from the International Competition Jury and the Israeli Critics Forum (June 2023) 
• Galil Film Festival – Best Short Film Award (July 2023) 

 Atlanta Docufest – Best Student Documentary Film (March 2023)

 DOC NYC (November 2022)

 Brisbane International Film Festival (November 2022)

• FIPADOC International Documentary Film Festival
   (January 2023)  

• Santa Barbara International Film Festival (February 2023)  

 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (February 2023)

• Salem Film Festival (March 2023) 

• Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (June 2023)

 Lighthouse International Film Festival (June 2023)
 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival (July 2023)


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