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  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

CHILD MOTHER had its U.K. premiere at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, U.K. and was screened with the presence of the filmmakers Yael Kipper and Ronen Zaretzky, 11&12 March 2017, in London, United Kingdom

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). 

FEBRUARY 2017
THE VENICE GHETTO, 500 YEARS OF LIFE was screened in a special event: 500th anniversary of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice:
Library of Congress, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

JANUARY 2017
THE VENICE GHETTO, 500 YEARS OF LIFE had its Florida premiere at the Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2017, U.S.A.

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 LADYQ&A with Nurit Jacobs Yinon.

NOVEMBER 2016
BABYLON DREAMERS won the Best First Film Award at the Israel Documentary Awards, held on 8 November in Tel Aviv.

CHILD MOTHER had 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). 
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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)
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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 the Copro Documentary Co-production Pitching Forum, Tel Aviv (May 29th - June 4th 2016)
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MAY 2016
CHILD MOTHER won two awards: Israeli Competition Special Jury Mention & Best Cinematography Award: Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Tel Aviv 
BABYLON DREAMERS won 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'')
  
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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).

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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!


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NOVEMBER 2015

IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (18-29 November 2015):

Two new documentaries from our films catalogue were selected to participate at the Docs for Sale:
SAVING UNCLE JACOB by Sivan Stavi
NAZARETH CINEMA LADY by Nurit Jacobs Yinon

BLANCANIEVES שלגיה 
Award Winning Fiction Film by Pablo Berger (Spain) 
Selected for FILMS IN THE ARAVA DESERT An International Film Festival (November 12-21, 2015)

The film will be screened on Saturday 21 November, 19:00 Zukim, Arava Desert 
http://www.aravaff.co.il/index.php/en/blancanieves

<< TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HanTDiiZLpg

* TEASER: http://www.theguardian.com/…/blancanieves-bullfighting-snow…

< Exclusive Distribution in Israel: JMT Films Distribution - Michael Treves
http://www.jmtfilms.com/201353/Fiction#blancanieves

<<<< 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). 

Michael Treves, General Manager of JMT Films Distribution was invited to Rome, for M.I.A./I.D.S. (Italian Audiovisual Market/Italian Docs Screenings) that took place during/within RomaCinemaFest 2015: to be part of decision makers panel during Projects pitching, and for One-to-One meetings with Italian filmmakers and Italian producers in order to discover and discuss their new projects. (16-18 October 2015). 


AUGUST 2015
JMT Films Distribution is proud to announce that THE VENICE GHETTO, 500 YEARS OF LIFE is having its World premiere during
The Venice Film Festival:
Venice Days Poised for its 12th Edition 
''This year the Venice Days brand is clearly a "seal of quality" that transcends the confines of the Official Selection. In fact, three films screening at the Venice Film Festival will do so announced by a new formula: "in agreement with Venice Days". The titles are ... the documentary Il ghetto di Venezia: 500 anni di vita by Emanuela Giordano, screening at the Cinema Giorgione on September 6''  

JULY 2015
Three new documentary films acquired by JMT Films Distribution:
SocietySAVING UNCLE JACOB
Health & Human RightsEXCISION,
History/THE VENICE GHETTO, 500 YEARS OF LIFE
  

JUNE 2015
Michael Treves, General Manager of JMT Films Distribution, was invited for the 55th edition of the Krakow Film Festival, Poland in order to participate at Krakow Film Market, FilmPRO Industry Meetings and '' Docs to start!'' & ''Docs to go!'' (4-7 June 2015). We had meetings with filmmakers and producers from Poland and worldwide in order to discover to discover their latest projects/completed films. 
  

JUNE 2015
Award Winning Fiction Film BLANCANIEVES (''Snowhite'') by Pablo Berger (Spain), was selected for ''Meditérranée'' 2015 an International Film Festival of Music & Cinema, Ashdod, Israel (Artistic Director: Moshe Ivgy).
The film will be screened on a special outdoor screening on 10 June 2015. 
אל תפספסו את ההקרנה לאור ירח (הקרנה תחת כיפת השמים) של הסרט הספרדי עטור הפרסים ''שלגיה
 

MAY-JUNE 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 Trailer
DECEMBER 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.''

 
  SEPTEMBER 2013

BUREAU 06 by Yoav Halevy is one of 6 Israeli films:
Finalist for Best Israeli Documentary Award:
The Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards) 2013
 JULY 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 »
SEPTEMBER 2013
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).

* ''Le Thé ou l'Electricité'' is one out of three nominees for Best Documentary Award at the European Film Awards 2012.
* ''Le Thé ou l'Electricité'' is one of seven films, selected for Magnificent Seven - European Feature Documentary Film Festival (January 30th to February 3rd, 2013), a selection of 7 of the best European feature documentary films: ''It takes time and patience, humour and love, dedication and respect to make a film so full of dignity and basic questioning on civilisation.''.
DECEMBER 2012
JMT Films Distribution submitted ''Gei Oni'' (Valley of Courage) by Dan Wolman/Israel, to DIFF Delhi International Film Festival (21-27 December 2012). The film was selected, won the Best Fiction Film Award (World Cinema) and Dan Wolman attended the festival and received the award in person (picture enclosed).

DECEMBER 2012
JMT Films Distribution is proud and honored to be Associated with the DIFF Delhi International Film Festival (21-27 December 2012).
A special program on Israeli Cinema was curated with the assistance of Michael Treves-JMT.
In the program of DIFF 2012: documentary films such Alex Gabbay's ''Love Hate And Everything In Between'', Yariv Mozer's ''There Must Be Another Way'', Dan & Noit Geva's ''Noise'', Avner Faingulernt & Macabit Abramson's ''War Matador''; Fiction Films such as Dan Wolman's ''Gei Oni'', ... and more
 
 

 
DECEMBER 2012
 
Within the Eye of the Storm , directed by Shelley Hermon
, won the Best Contemporary Issue Film Award at the DocMiami International Film Festival, U.S.A. (7-9 December 2012).2

DECEMBER 2012
NOISE a film by Dan and Noit Geva won the Special Jury Award for Best Director at the Flahertiana
International Documentary Film Festival'', Russia 2012, for the original style and "a new form of documentary film''

OCTOBER 2012
WAR MATADOR, a film by Avner Faingulernt & Macabit Abramson won the Best Feature-Length Film Award at the Tranzyt International Documentary Film Festival, Poland (13-20 October 2012). 2).
OCTOBER 2012 
Movie Review by Amy Kronish: '' Within the Eye of the Storm , directed by Shelley Hermon, is a hard-hitting and emotional documentary film… This is a film about hope, about dialogue, about learning to talk to one another.'' http://www.israelfilm.blogspot.co.il/

OCTOBER 2012 
LOVE HATE and Everything in Between (a film about empathy)
A documentary film by Alex Gabbay (U.K.)

Selected for the Official Competition: Pariscience International Science Film Festival (04th - 09th October 2012
http://www.pariscience.fr/en/newfestival/318/2012-pariscience-festival-films-in-competition-and-the-grand-jury-unveiled-/

JULY 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

JULY 2012 
Michael Treves - JMT Films Distribution, is very proud and honored to take part of the Advisory Board of the Delhi International Film Festival and to be chosen to be Curator of ''Cinema from Israel'',
a special programme, within the World Cinema section of DIFF 2012 (New Delhi, 21-27 December 2012). l
MAY 2012 
Michael Treves, General Manager of JMT Films Distribution, was Content Editor of the panel on French-Language Broadcasting: ''French Talks'', within the special event of Focus on France, at the 14th COPRO in Tel Aviv (29th of May 2012). 
MAY 2012
Jean-Michel (Michael) Trèves, General Manager of JMT Films Distribution, gave a lecture on Israeli Cinema, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 19th of April 2012 :
«Un regard sur le cinema du sud d'Israël», including screening of sequences from the documentary films: ''War Matador'', ''Hula and Natan'', ''Play Me Allegro'', ''In the Freiman's Kitchen'', ''Sisai'' and ''My Family's Pizza''.
http://www.schweiz-israel.ch/fileadmin/dokumente/Sektion_Waadt/ASI_VD__2012.04.19_-_Treves__Resume..pdf

MAY 2012
 LOVE HATE and Everything in Between (a film about empathy)
A documentary by Alex Gabbay (U.K.)

World Premiere in London
LIDF London International Documentary Film Festival (24 May to 2 June 2012)
http://www.lidf.co.uk/event/love-hate-and-everything-inbetween/

MAY 2012
Friday 4 May, 2012, was the Israeli premiere of ''NOISE'' by Dan and Noit Geva at Doc Aviv (Israeli Competition) http://www.docaviv.co.il/en/2012/films/1537
 
* ''Noise'' had its World premiere at IT'S ALL TRUE International Documentary Film Festival, São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (March 2012).
* ''Dan and Noit Geva: Noise'' Movie Review by Tue Steen Müller
http://www.filmkommentaren.dk/blog/blogpost/2002/ 
MAY 2012
Jessica Green / Maysles Cinema director, about the special program ''New Israeli Cinema From Gaza To Sderot'', Cinéma Vérité, that includes
WAR MATADOR, scheduled at Maysles Cinema, New York City, May 1-3 2012