2021 Asif Winners | Graduates of the Department of Screen Arts
Bezalel Academy of Art & Design Jerusalem congratulates the graduates of the Department of Screen Arts who won the 2021 Asif Awards. Asif is a major annual event in the world of Israeli animation. Its purpose is to celebrate the fruits of creation of the past year, and to promote the art of animation in Israel, by collecting, sorting documenting and screening Israeli animation films from various fields of creation and techniques. At the awards ceremony, graduates of the Screen Arts Department won awards for their final films, as well as for films released after the school period.
In the final film category, first place was awarded to Keren Or Zelinger and Avishai Simchovich for their film "The Deceased", an animated film of puppets accompanying the last day of Haim's life, an elderly man on his deathbed at the hospital. Haim's family members arrive to bid him farewell each in their own absurd way. Second place was awarded to the newly graduated Roni Shalev and Alon Sharabi for their film "How to survive the heat-wave and remain a human being", which describes the story of Talya whose air conditioner broke down precisely during the heat-wave days in Jerusalem. Yotam Galpaz, a new graduate of the Department received a commendation for the art in his film "From Troy with Love", an animated film set in ancient Greece, whose hero is an artist who accidently finds himself in the belly of the Trojan horse and is forced to go to war.
Tzur Edri is the winner of the Yoram Gross Award for Animation Excellence. In the independent films' category, Alex Klexber received a commendation for the production work in the film "Sons of the sun". In the clips' category, Uri Goldberg received an award for his clip "Mind is Gone". In the commercial films' category, Dima Tretyakov received a commendation for the animation in the film "Composing the Scriptures". In the short film's category, Ido Hartman and Tamir Aharoni received an award for their film "Detachment".