UIA NSW announces winners of ‘My Israel’ Short Film Competition 

August 13, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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UIA NSW has announced the winners of its inaugural Israel short film competition, ‘My Israel’.

Small teams of high school students from Emanuel School, Moriah College and Masada College submitted short films about Israel in the hope of discovering more about it and winning a sponsored voucher towards travel to our homeland.

First prize of sponsored vouchers towards travel to Israel worth $5000 is split between Jacob Joshua and Yaron Samuel and from Moriah College. Their informative film is about Israel as the Start Up Nation, with its innovations including the Iron Dome and drip irrigation technology.

Tess Endrey and Leah Wolf from Emanuel received the split second prize of sponsored vouchers towards travel to Israel worth $1000. Their film covered Israel’s history and sights to see, with a creative twist.

Third place has been awarded to Brandan Rudnick and Zac Silber from Masada College, with their video about daydreaming of visiting Israel’s iconic sites. They received the split prize of $500-worth of sponsored vouchers towards travel to Israel.

The films’ scores were a combination of points given by the school committee and the number of Likes received on Facebook (including Likes on shared posts).

A split bonus prize of $500 is being presented to Tali Rafael and Danielle Shulkin from Moriah College, for receiving the most number of Likes on Facebook for their video about Ethiopian aliyah to Israel.

The purpose of the competition was to engage the community through Israel education and UIA, as well as generate more awareness about Israel and create a sense of unity within the Sydney community.

UIA NSW Shaliach Adi Gefen Adler said: “We were overwhelmed at the excitement in the community about this innovative competition. It gave the students the ability to learn and focus on some wonderful topics, and gave the community the opportunity to engage and play their part.

Mazal tov to each of the winners who will have the opportunity to benefit from support with an Israel experience and we are so proud of every student that submitted a video. This inaugural video competition will return next year bigger and better!”


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