Prof. Aner Preminger


Biography

Since 1986 Active Filmmaker and Film Scholar.


Fiction Films

2012 –     Present Continuous (Ha'Chaim Beinataim), 100 min., DCP, color.

              Director, producer, co-writer, Full length feature. Supported by The Israeli Film Fund.

1999 -     Last Resort (Hagarin Hakashe), 95 min., 35 mm, color.

              Director, producer, co-writer, full-length feature film.

1993 -     Blind Man's Bluff (Golem Bamaagal), 95 min., 35 mm, color.   

              Director, co-producer, co-writer, full-length feature film, supported by

              The Israeli Quality Film Foundation, The Ministry of Education & Culture.

1990 -     Front Window, 32 min., 16 mm, color. Director/writer/producer.

              Supported by The Israel Film Center, Ministry of Industry & Trade and the

              Public Council for Culture & Art of the Ministry of Education & Culture.

1984 -     24 Hours, 37 min., 16 mm, color. Director/writer/producer/editor. Thesis    

              film for graduating NYU GFTV.

Documentaries

1998-2009 –  One Eye Wide Open: following Zvi Lachman 1998-2008, 52 min. 
                   Documentary feature. In co-production with AVRO Broadcasting
                   Association/Close-up, The
Netherlands.
2001 –            Moscobia – the Russian Compound, Short Documentary in the “Place”  
                   (Makom), project produced by Amit Goren.
1998-2000 –  Ransom of the Father, 71 min. Documentary feature.
                   First screened in Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2000.
1994-1998 –  Learning and Teaching Mathematics, series of 3 documentaries  
                   following Mathematic workshop within an educational project: "Tomorrow
                   is 98 in the Northern Galilee", (30-50 min. each film)
1995 –          On My Way to Father’s Land, 75 min. Documentary feature.
                   First screened in Haifa International Film Festival, 1995.
1986 -1990 – Documentary films for the Israeli Television.

 

Awards & Festivals

2012  The 28th Haifa International Film Festival: Present Continuous.

2012  Cinema South Film Festival, Sderot: Present Continuous.

2010  TEMPS D'IMAGES PRÉMIO DE CINEMA International Film Festival, Lisbon, 
         Portugal, One Eye Wide Open.

2010  Special Mention in ''I've Seen Films'' International Film Festival, Milan, Italy, One Eye Wide Open.

2009  EPOS Film Art Fest, international Art Film Festival, Tel-Aviv, One Eye Wide Open.

2009  EPOS Film Art Fest, international Art Film Festival, Nazareth, One Eye Wide Open.

2009  Cinema South Film Festival, Sderot, One Eye Wide Open.

2003  The International Film Festival Tribeca, New-York: Moscobia – the Russian Compound.

2002  The International Documentary Film Festival, DocAviv Tel-Aviv, Israel: Moscobia – the Russian Compound.

2001  Fipa: Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biaritz, France: Ransom of the Father.

2000  Honorably Mentioned in The Jewish Experience Competition of the 17th  Jerusalem International Film Festival: Ransom of the Father.

 

2002  The Contra Costa International Jewish Film Festival: Last Resort.

2001  The Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Washington: Last Resort.

2001  Fipa: Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, Biaritz, France: Last Resort.

2000  The Washington D.C. Jewish Film Festival: Last Resort.

1999  The 15th International Haifa Film Festival:   Last Resort.

2009  The Best of Israeli Cinema of all times, in Milan, Italy: Blind Man's Bluff.

1995  The International Film Festival in Calcutta, India: Blind Man's Bluff.

1995  The International Film Festival in Kerala, India: Blind Man's Bluff.

1994  La Opera Prima, First prize for first film in the 12th Festival Cinematografico International del 

         Uruguay, Montevideo for Blind Man's Bluff.

1994  Jaguar Maya De Oro, Special prize of the jury in the 3rd Festival

         Cinematografico De Cancun, Mexico, for Blind Man's Bluff.

1994  The Israeli Critics Award for Best Acting: Chagit Dasberg in: Blind Man's Bluff The 10th 

         International Haifa Film Festival.

1994  Show case for Best Israeli Films in Tokyo, Japan: Blind Man's Bluff .

1994  The International Film Festival, San Paulo, Brazil: Blind Man's Bluff.

1994  The Jewish Film Festival in London, England: Blind Man's Bluff.

1994  The International Troya Film Festival, Portugal: Blind Man's Bluff.

1994  The Eighth Annual Washington, DC International Film Festival: "Blind Man's Bluff".

1993  The Wolgin award for Israeli best film: Blind Man's Bluff.

          First prize of the 10th Jerusalem Film Festival.

1993  The 17th Montreal World Film Festival:  Blind Man's Bluff.

1993  The 41St International Film Festival of San Sebastian:  Blind Man's Bluff.

1993  The Antigone D'Or, First prize of the 15eme  Festival International

          Du Cinema Mediterraneen Montpellier for Blind Man's Bluff.

1993  The Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles:  Blind Man's Bluff.

1993  The Israeli Film Festival in New-York: Blind Man's Bluff.

1993  The Jewish Film Festival, Wien, Austria: Blind Man's Bluff.

1993  The Israeli Academy Award for Best Actress: Chagit Dasberg in:

          Blind Man's Bluff.

1995  The 11th International Haifa Film Festival: On My Way To Father’s Land.

 

Selected Publications

Books

François Truffaut – The Man Who Loved Films, 2006, Hakibutz Hameuahad, Tel-Aviv University and Sapir Academic College Publication, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Enchanted Screen: A chronology of media & language, 1986,  The Open University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Selected Articles

Chaplin's contribution to the development of sound and its relationship to image, as part of his cinematic statement on the transition from silent films to talking pictures (upcoming in The Chaplin Collections, Literature/Film quarterly (LFQ),).

Charles Chaplin sings silent requiem: Chaplin's cinema from 1928-1952 as a cinematic statement on the transition from silent films to talking films, History & Theory, Protocols, No 22 – On the Sensual in Art, History & Theory department, Bezalel,(22), 2011, http://bezalel.secured.co.il/zope/home/en/1315639275

Cinema – Literature – Sculpture and What's Between Them - François Truffaut's Films as Intertextual Cultural Space, History & Theory, Protocols, History & Theory department, Bezalel (20), 2011, http://bezalel.secured.co.il:80/zope/home/he/1301858337. Co-author: Achinoam Berger.

Humor, Actuality and Cinema, Mareh (Image/mirror) (5), 2010: 107-112.

Law, Ethics and Reflexivity in Krzysztof Kieslowśki's Decalogue, 2009, http://www.valt.helsinki.fi/optek/issei/section4/Session_67_Preminger/67_Preminger.pdf

Late Insight: Ideological and multicultural conflict in Late Marriage, Sociological issues in Israel (7), Winter 2009, University Center in Ariel, Israel, 2009: 214-243. Co-author: Matan Aharoni.

Documentation, Myth and Fiction in sixty years of Israeli Cinema, Cinema South festival 2008, Pardes Publication & Sapir Academic College, Sderot, 2008: 69-80.

Inter-textual reading of David Wallach's My Father My Lord, Cinema South festival 2008, Pardes Publication & Sapir Academic College, Sderot, 2008: 81-86.

François Truffaut Rewrites Alfred Hitchcock: A Pygmalion Trilogy, Literature/Film quarterly (LFQ), July, (35:3), 2007: 170-180.

Uri Zohar - The Bastard and the King of Israeli Cinema, Cinema South festival 2007, Pardes Publication & Sapir Academic College, Sderot, 2007: 156-161.

Media and Communication Lexicon, Writters/editors: Limor, Y., Adoni, C., Mann. R., Yediot Achronot Books and Chemed Books, Tel-Aviv, 2007. Cinema consultant and writer.

Preminger, A., 2005, 100 years of Zionism-100 years of Cinema in Israel, catalogue of "Die Neuen Hebräer, 100 Jahre Kunst in Israel", p. 524-531, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin.

Cinema explores law and ethics in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue, Shaar Ruach- Journal of Culture Art & Thoughts ( 1) Spring, Sapir Academic College, Sderot, 2005.

The Human Comedy of Antoine Doinel: From Honoré de Balzac to François Truffaut, The European Legacy: Journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas: (ISSEI) (9:2), 2004: 173-193.

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