FIRST CLASS CITIZEN a film by Diana Maria Olsson won a Special Mention at The International Children Care Film Festival, Paris (26 June - 2 July 2022). The film was presented with the presence of the film director.
Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution acted as member of the Jury of the graduation films competition of The School of Communication's Film & TV Track of Ariel University and was invited to participate at the award event at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.
JMT Films Distribution, acquired the World Sales of FIRST CLASS CITIZEN by Director Diana Maria Olsson a film about domestic violence and how the judicial process transforms an intimate story from a personal struggle into a geopolitical thriller.
OCTOBER 2021 Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution was invited to Leipzig, Germany to participate as Decision Maker in two events: Leipzig Networking Days (Documentary Campus): Pitching sessions and One-on-One meetings (23 and 24 October 2021) and also to attend the DOK Industry Programme within the 64th edition of DOK Leipzig: DOK Preview Germany and DOK Co-Pro Market (25-27 October 2021)
Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution was invited to Jihlava, Czech Republic to participate as Decision Maker at Ji.hlava New Visions Forum and Market and to attend the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF. Pitching sessions, One-on-One meetings, Ji.hlava Matchmaking Accelerator (27-30 October 2021).
Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution was invited to Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania (5-12 September 2021) as Tutor and Moderator for the Pitching sessions of Documentary Projects in development and work-in-progress of DokTank/Astra Film Lab and acted as Juror with Gabriela Bussmann from Golden Egg Productions (Switzerland) in the work-in-progress category.
Michael also participated as Panelist on the Future of Documentaries, with Mohamed Elmongy (Aljazeera Documentary Channel) and Kasia Wilk (Krakow Film Foundation and KFF Sales & Promotion).
JMT Films Distribution, acquired the World Sales of BUSY INSIDE, by Olga Lvoff. This film delves deeply into Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.
JMT Films Distribution, acquired the World Sales of THE LONG BREAKUP, by Katya Soldak, Ukrainian-American journalist of Forbes Magazine.
This documentary film is a perfect fit for programming related to the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union.
JMT Films Distribution, acquired the World Sales of ONE-WAY STREET by Erez Pery, an Israeli filmmaker living in downtown Manhattan for a while, observes the street below from his apartment window while making some cinematic experiments.
JMT Films Distribution, acquired the World Sales of ASWAT ACHERIM (Other Voices) by Ose Oyamendan.
This documentary film is about unlikely friends across the Sderot-Gaza war zone coming together in an attempt to save their neighborhood.
SEPTEMBER 2020 A PERFECT HOUSEWIFE, by Jane Bibi, produced by Arik Bernstein was selected for its South American premiere at the prestigious film festival FIDBA Argentina! The film is nominee for the Gender and Generations Award.
''This competitive section proposes a journey through films of different origins and forms, but united by a clear gender perspective, to put into dialogue the cutting of this particular time in which the construction of the cinematographic point of view inevitably intersects with the question of gender.''
FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival, Buenos Aires (9-20 August 2020)
60th Krakow Film Festival (31 May - 7 June 2020). It was an honor to participate also this year in the Festival and Industry Events, but this time it was online: DocsToStart, DocsToGo, Individual Meetings, within DOC LAB POLAND, CEDOC Market, KFF Industry.
BUREAU 06 - Architects of the Eichmann Trial, by Yoav Halevy had two amazing screenings in Vienna: United Nations Vienna (UNOV) CinéONU at Top Kino, Vienna and also a Special Screening in the UN building, Vienna - both with the presence of Yoav Halevy.
2020 is the 60 years anniversary capture of Adolf Eichmann, so it was meaningful to show the film on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020.
OCTOBER 2019 Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution was invited to Astra Film Festival, Sibiu, Romania (14-20 October 2019):
Astra Film Lab: tutoring, panelling, Jury'ing and Awarding awards.
Astra Film Festival: watching films, Networking and Q&A'ing. A PERFECT HOUSEWIFE, by Jane Bibi, produced by Arik Bernstein, was shown in the International Competition, with the presence of Jane Bibi and Arik Bernstein.
JOSEPH AND JOSEPHINE by Ronit Tayar, is starting on 3 March its screenings across Israel. The film will be showed in the major Cinémathèques across Israel: Tel Aviv, Haifa, Jerusalem, Holon.
FEBRUARY 2019 A PERFECT HOUSEWIFE, a film by Jane Bibi, produced by Arik Bernstein, won the Best Film Award at the Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival (27 January - 3 February 2019). * Jury's justification: "The film is in many ways a courageous work that dares to show the most intimate situations of the family - which makes it an intimate individual story as well as a universal story that most people can see themselves in it. We get a clear insight into the whole family's history of good and evil, the fate of the women in the traditional Georgian environment, the difficult life as an immigrant and the discussions on religion."
We are proud to announce that JMT Films Distribution, acquired the world sales of Award Documentary film: CONCERTO FOR TWO by Tomasz Drozdowicz, Audience Award: Best Documentary Film: Warsaw Film Festival 2018 and Opening Film: Krakow Film Festival 2018. CONCERTO FOR TWO, had its French premiere, at the FIPADOC International Documentary Festival, Biarritz (22-27 January 2019), with the presence of the director of the film.
THE FIELD by Mordechai Vardi was shown on 16 November, of the International Day of Tolerance, at the Tolerance Film Festival, Jakarta in Indonesia (15-18 November 2018).
OCTOBER 2018 CHILD MOTHER by Yael Kipper and Ronen Zaretzky and THE FIELD by Mordechai Vardi continue to be Award Winning Documentaries. THE FIELD won a Special Jury Mention "In the Spirit of Peace" and CHILD MOTHERwon a Special Jury Mention - documentary film at the 21st edition of Religion Today Film Festival in Italy (4-11 October 2018).
MAY 2018 Michael Treves, General Manager of JMT Films Distribution (Israel), was invited for the 58th edition of the Krakow Film Festival (58th KFF)(27 May - 3 June 2018) to be Jury Member at the International Competition DocFilmMusic, with Marchin Borchardt (Poland)(Chairperson) and Ben Bassauer (Germany).
THE FIELD by Mordechai Vardi was selected by Turkish Public Television for the 10th Edition of ''TRT Documentary Days'', a film festival organized by Turkish Public Television (TRT). The film was screened in Istanbul: 11 May and 13 May 2018, with the presence of Mordechai Vardi, Director and Producer and Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution, Associate Producer and Distributor.
MAY 2017 BABYLON DREAMERSwon the Audience Award for Best Film at the Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer (18-23 May 2017).
The film had its Russian premiere in the festival and participated in the International Competition program and was shown with the presence of its filmmaker Roman Shumunov and two protagonists from the film: Potter and Mixer, two members of .from the Breakdance group ''Unstopabullz''.
World Premiere of THE FIELD by Mordechai Vardi , at the Israeli Competition of Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (11-20 May 2017). Ali Abu Awaad is a leading Palestinian activist who teaches his countrymen non-violent resistance and reaches out to Jewish Israelis at the heart of the conflict. <> THE FIELD is produced for Israeli Television, Channel 8 (Hot Cable Communication), Commissioning Editor: Rinat Klein; The Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Israel.
CHILD MOTHER and HOLY ZOO will have their Polish premiere at the 57th edition of the Krakow Film Festival (28 May- 4 June 2017)
MARCH 2017 THE FIELD (aka ''Back to Sebastia''), is one of 13 documentary films selected for the Israeli Competition of Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (11-20 May 2017). Mordechai Vardi's "The Field" talks about Palestinians and settlers who establish a dialogue between the two sides in order to promote a change of consciousness that will lead to a political solution. <> THE FIELD is produced for Israeli Television, Channel 8 (Hot Cable Communication), Commissioning Editor: Rinat Klein; The Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Israel. Producer: Mordechai Vardi, Associate Producer: Michael Treves: JMT Films Distribution & Co-productions
Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution was invited to Thessaloniki, Greece, to participate at the Industry Programme within
the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival – Images of the 21st Century (3-12 March 2017).
DECEMBER 2016 HOLY ZOO was Closing Film of the 18th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, with the attendance of film director Katharina Waisburd.
The Other Israel Film Festival, New York City, celebrated its 10th edition Dec 1-8, 2016. The festival screened two of our films, with the attendance of the film directors: HOLY ZOO, Q&A with Katharina Waisburd, Q&A with Katharina Waisburd, NAZARETH CINEMA LADY, Q&A with Nurit Jacobs Yinon.
NOVEMBER 2016 BABYLON DREAMERSwon the Best First Film Award at the Israel Documentary Awards, held on 8 November in Tel Aviv.
CHILD MOTHERhad an International premier and a 'sold-out' screening at the 59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (31 October – 6 November 2016)
Michael Treves from JMT Films Distribution was invited to Leipzig, Germany to participate at the DOK Industry Programme within
the 59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, for exclusive encounters with German and international documentary filmmakers/producers! (31 October – 6 November). ------------------------------------ AUGUST 2016 HOLY ZOO, a documentary film by Katharina Waisburd, was reviewed by the Mercury News as one of 10 must-see films at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (July 21 - Aug 7 2016) ------------------------------------ JUNE 2016
THE FIELD (BACK TO SEBASTIA), a documentary film in-progress by Mordechai Vardi, won the Hartley Film Foundation Development Prize (U.S.A.)at theCopro Documentary Co-production Pitching Forum, Tel Aviv (May 29th - June 4th 2016) ------------------------------------ MAY 2016 CHILD MOTHERwon two awards: Israeli Competition Special Jury Mention & Best Cinematography Award: Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Tel Aviv BABYLON DREAMERSwon the Best First Film Award: Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Tel Aviv Israel Documentary Awards - Israel 2016
Three new documentary films were picked-up by JMT Films Distribution, from this year's Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival: CHILD MOTHER by Yael Kipper and Ronen Zaretzky (''Super Women''), BABYLON DREAMERS by Roman Shumunov, A TALE OF TWO by Zohar Wagner (''Zorki'', ''Stretch Marks'', ''Doll'') ------------------------------------ MARCH 2016 NAZARETH CINEMA LADY by Nurit Jacobs Yinon, was awarded Winner of BEST FILM AWARD: Israeli Films competition.
at the 7th Edition of EPOS International Art Film Festival (16-19 March 2016).
<< 40 YEARS Commemoration of OPERATION ENTEBBE (4 July 1976)
>> Best opportunity to show the film LIVE OR DIE IN ENTEBBE by Eyal Boers
Screening/Broadcast Rights available: * Theatre/Cultural.Center/JCC/Cinema/Festival * TV/VOD/DVD
>> For more information: please contact us ------------------------------------ DECEMBER 2015 JMT FILMS DISTRIBUTION is proud and honored to announce that The Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
is acquiring no less than 32 documentary and fiction films from our catalogue, for its film library!
IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (18-29 November 2015):
<<<< The festival is having its 4th edition and is founded and produced by Tinkerbell and Eyal Shirai.... in cooperation with the Haifa International Film Festival
OCTOBER 2015 Michael Treves, General Manager of JMT Films Distribution was invited to Leipzig, for DOK Industry Programme within
the 58th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, for exclusive encounters with German and international documentary filmmakers/producers! (26-29 October 2015).
Three new documentary films acquired by JMT Films Distribution: Society/L’CHAIM! (To Life!), Culture/DAVID PERLOV - Portrait, History/FOLLOWING SHIRA'S JOURNEY: A Greek Jewish Odyssey MARCH 2014
JMT Films is proud to be the Exclusive Distributor in Israel, of Award Winning Fiction Film BLANCANIEVES (''Snowhite'') by Pablo Berger (Spain).
BLANCANIEVES is a Burtonesque Spanish take on the Snowhite fairy tale. The film received in 2013 top honor at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards and was Spain's entry for the foreign-language film Oscar !
The film will have a release in the Cinemathèques of Israel's main cities, starting 27 December 2013. Watch TrailerDECEMBER 2013
APOLLONIAN STORY by Ilan Moskovitch and Dan Bronfeld was Finalist for Best Documentary Award
and Best Director Award at GZDOC Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (8-12 December 2013).
* Dan Bronfeld (right), Ilan Moskovitch (center), Michael Treves (right) at GZDOC 2013 !DECEMBER 2013 Michael Treves, General Manager of JMT Films Distribution, was invited as a VIP Guest as a Buyer, at the at GZDOC Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (8-12 December 2013) and had meetings with Chinese Producers and with China Central Television (CCTV), China´s largest national TV network.
* Michael Treves with the team of the Opening Film of GZDOC 2013 ''Village Diary'' Award Winning Documentary Film by Jiao Bo, a prominent Chinese photographer and documentary filmmaker.
NOVEMBER 2013 SUPER WOMEN by Yael Kipper and Ronen Zaretzky received an Honorary Mention at DOK Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival, Germany (28 October - 3 November 2013) DOK Leipzig Jury Statement:
''We would like to honour this film for capturing the raw sincerity and solidarity of a group of Russian immigrant women who are working as cashiers in a local supermarket in Israel. The place is a microcosm and background for conversations about broken dreams and struggle for a better life.''
BUREAU 06 by Yoav Halevy is one of 6 Israeli films: Finalist for Best Israeli Documentary Award:
The Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards) 2013JULY 2013
Yoav Halevy, Director-Producer, receiving an Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2013 * Honorable Mention for his documentary film BUREAU 06 Jury's Statement:
« Bureau 06 is an energetic, well-researched examination of the police unit assigned to interrogate Adolf Eichmann before his trial. This documentary takes us behind the scenes of this dramatic historical moment in dynamic and surprisingly moving fashion »
JMT Films Distribution @ Israel Film & TV Industry 2013 brochure: JANUARY 2013
JMT Films Distribution acquired the World Sales of Award Winning Documentary ''Le Thé ou l'Electricité'' (Tea or Electricity) by Jérôme le Maire (Belgium / 2012).
Sad news: Chris Marker, one of the big masters, Pioneer of the Essay Film - Director of Award Winning Documentary ''Description of a Struggle'' - passed away on 30 July 2012 (at the age of ninety-one).e