A reel red carpet roll-out
ACTRESS MAUREEN Lipman and TV producer Dan Patterson were among guests at Tel Aviv University UK Trust’s 10th anniversary gala film night at BAFTA.
The annual Night at the Movies evening is a chance for UK-based supporters of Tel Aviv University’s Steve Tisch School of Film and Television to see the work of some of the school’s most promising students and alumni.
The four films screened included alumni Lior Geller’s Roads, which received an Academy Award nomination and earned him a Guinness World Record for most highly decorated student film of all time, as well as the student Oscar winning film The Most Beautiful Woman by graduate Maya Sarfarty.
Also among the 200 guests were UK Jewish Film founder and director Judy Ironside; Oscar-winning film producer Ruth Kenley-Letts; and Israel’s new deputy ambassador to the UK, Sharon Bar-li.
Ms Ironside said: “The standard of the films was extremely high and this was an excellent showcase for the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television and the Israel Film Industry in general.”
Students from the award-wining specialist faculty have been recognised by some of the most prestigious institutions and it is regularly ranked among the top international film schools.
Ms Bar-li, an alumni of Tel Aviv University, said: “For me, Tel Aviv University was an amusement park of ideas.”