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The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

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.”

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