Tasnim

Tasnim

Tasnim

Director: Elite Zexer
Script: Elite Zexer
Director of Photography: Elad Goldman  
Producer: Sivan Cohen  
Musician: Boaz Schory  
Editing: Ronit Porat  
Sound: Andrey Mansoor
Cast: Estabrak Aqel,  Maysa Daw, Nisrin Siksik, Mussa Zhalka, Osama Masri

Israel / Fiction / 12' / HD / Color / 2010

Tasnim, a strong and opinionated 10-year-old, lives in a neglected Beduin village. A surprise visit from her father forces her, for the first time in her life, to confront the conservative norms of the family tribe, and the fact that she is no longer daddy´s-little-girl.

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Elite Zexer was born in 1980 in Netenya, Israel. After spending a year in Los Angeles, working as an intern in several production offices, she enrolled in Tel Aviv University. Elite completed her degree in 2006, double majoring in Film and Television and in Business Management. After working on several productions in fields such as production, casting and marketing, Elite enrolled again at the Tel Aviv University where she received MFA degree in Film Directing. Her first short, Take Note, won the best film award in the Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival while her second one, Tasnim, participated in over 120 international film festivals. Sand Storm is her debut feature. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2016, where it won the Grand Jury Prize in the world cinema category. Sand Storm was named Best Film at the Ophir Awards—Israel’s version of the Academy Awards—while picking up a number of other accolades on the festival circuit. Subsequently, the drama was submitted as Israel’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Oscars.

Filmography

Sand Storm, 2016
Fire Department, Bnei-Brak (Belgesel, Documentary), 2010
Tasnim (Kısa Film, Short Film), 2010
Take Note (Kısa Film, Short Film), 2008

Festivals Attended

Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Palm Springs Shortfest, Thessaloniki International Film Festival. International Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier, Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
Awards
International Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier (France): CineCinema Award
Harmony Film Festival (USA): Best Film Award, Audience Award
International Women´s Film Festival (Israel): Best Fiction Film
Jewish Film Festival Washington (USA): Audience Award
Cineposible International Film Festival (Spain): Pilar Bardem Award

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