At Dawn

A Film by Omri Burstyn

Synopsis

Ali, a sensitive teenage boy is the sole Palestinian-Israeli in a radical activist youth group. He is in love with Yael and plans on revealing his feelings towards her at the upcoming group meeting. When a series of political outbursts in the west bank occur, the group is lead towards a violent act. Ali, struggling to impress Yael, finds himself in a dangerous position.

Director

  • Picture of Omri Burstyn © Omri Burstyn

    Omri Burstyn

    Omri Burstyn was born in Israel in 1985. He graduated from The Sam Spiegel Film school. During his studies Omri directed several shorts, including FORREST ROAD (2012). In his youth, Omri was politically involved in human rights and peace movements and worked as a counselor in a youth group. His short film AT DAWN is a reflection on these experiences.

Awards + Festivals

  • 19th PÖFF | TALLIN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL – SLEEPWALKERS (Official Selection, Estonia)
  • 21st CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)November 30, 2015
  • 11th ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)April 9, 2016
  • 45th SEHSÜCHTE - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)April 22, 2016
  • 1st NNFF, NEAR NAZARETH FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nazareth, Israel)May 30, 2016
  • 18th TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel) June 12, 2016
  • *FINALIST "JLM I Love U" PROGRAM*
    33rd JERUSALEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)June 12, 2016
  • 37th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Africa)June 20, 2016
  • 17th REAL TO REEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, North Carolina)July 28, 2016
  • 4th AIFF – ARIANO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panorama, Italy)August 3, 2016
  • 20th FLICKER'S RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, United States) August 12, 2016
  • 23rd INTERNATIONAL ADANA GOLDEN BOLL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)September 20, 2016
  • 13th FILMFESTIVAL EBERSWALDE – DIE PROVINZIALE(Official Selection, Germany) October 6, 2016
  • 11th COMMFFEST GLOBAL COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada) October 15, 2016
  • 14th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Albania) November 7, 2016
  • 12th EL OJO COJO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain) November 13, 2016
  • *GOLD REEL AWARD*
    9th NEVADA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Las Vegas, USA)December 6, 2016
  • 3rd EQUALITY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiev, Ukraine)December 8, 2016
  • 28th ISTANBUL INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Turkey)December 14, 2016
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • *AWARD NOMINEE BABY IMP - BEST STUDENT FILM*
    2nd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 16, 2017
  • 13th FESTIVAL SOLO PARA CORTOS 2017 (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 21, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Omri Burstyn
Producer
Ruthy Pribar
Director
Omri Burstyn
Director of Photography
Eitan Hatuka
Sound
Eyal Shindler
Editor
Nitzan Saar
Sound Design
Eyal Shindler
Music
Nitai Gvirtz and System Ali

Details

Running Time
18:51 mins
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2K 1.85
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem
4 Yad Harutzim st., P.O.B.
10636 Jerusalem, 9110501, Israel

DIRECTOR

Omri Burstyn

Omri.bu@gmail.com
atdawnthefilm@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/omrib

www.facebook.com/atdawnomri
Twitter: @AtDawnFilm
Trailer: www.vimeo.com/omri/atdawn