The Cabinet Decision

A Film by Mayan Engelman

Synopsis

THE CABINET DECISION

Israel and Palestine, two entities competing over their one beating heart. Will they both survive?

Director

  • Picture of Mayan Engelman © Mayan Engelman

    Mayan Engelman

    Mayan Engelman was born in Kefar Sava, Israel, on August 30th 1985. In September 2010 she moved to Jerusalem, fulfilling her childhood dream – being an Animator. She studied Classic animation at Bezalel Academy. While living in Jerusalem she experienced directly how deep the Israel-Palestine conflict is. The fear of the other, the lack of common language, the constant distress and instability she felt from both sides, along with her optimistic thought about coexistence, have led her to create her movie "The Cabinet Decision", hoping it might connect Palestine and Israeli hearts.

Awards + Festivals

  • ASIF ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)August 7, 2014
  • 31st HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Israel) October 14, 2014
  • 18th HAFF - Holland Animation Film Festival (Student Competition, Netherlands)March 18, 2015
  • 6th GOLDEN KUKER – INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)May 5, 2015
  • 17th TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Israeli Competition, Tel Aviv, Israel)June 2, 2015
  • 38th ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Student Competition, France)June 15, 2015
  • 23rd ANIMA MUNDI INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Competition, Brazil)July 10, 2015
  • TWIN CITIES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2015
  • 9th KLIK! AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Competition, Netherlands)October 27, 2015
  • *SPECIAL MENTION*
    4th DELHI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria) November 4, 2015
  • CINEMA FOR PEACE FOUNDATION MONTHLY SCREENING (Berlin, Germany)December 10, 2015
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATION*
    1st LYON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)January 30, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 6th LOVE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, FL, USA)February 11, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • *FOUNDER’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA) February 26, 2016
  • 20th VIDEONALE (Competition, Kino Union Berlin, Germany)March 5, 2016
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (Int‘l Competition, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 18th INDEPENDENT DAYS INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Section: "Independent Days 16|Opening", Karlsruhe, Germany)March 30, 2016
  • 39th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (Competition, Germany)March 31, 2016
  • 11th KINOKI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2016(Official Selection, México City, México)April 4, 2016
  • 14th OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakland, CA, USA)April 5, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • *BEST ANIMATION*
    10th TAOS SHORTZ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Taos, New Mexico, USA)April 7, 2016
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE – JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ZAGREB (Official Selection, Croatia)April 9, 2016
  • FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL (Online Competition, Bologna, Italy)April 18, 2016
  • 8th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM EXPERIENCE (Official Selection, Leiden, The Netherlands)April 29, 2016
  • FUTURE FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts Competition, Bologna, Italy)May 3, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • 2nd A LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL SHANGHAI 2016 (Official Selection, China)May 5, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Yacht Club of Monaco Theater, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL LANDAU LA.MEKO (Competition, Germany)May 13, 2016
  • NY SHORTSFEST 2016 – NEW YORK INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)May 31, 2016
  • 19th BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA) June 3, 2016
  • 7th ANNUAL NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)June 7, 2016
  • 1st BIG RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Savannah, Georgia, USA)July 7, 2016
  • 5th INIGO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Krakow, Poland)July 26, 2016
  • 4th LA GUARIMBA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Animation Category, Italy)August 7, 2016
  • *WINNER*
    2nd SARDINIA FILM FESTIVAL 2016/BOSA ANIMATION AWARD (Official Selection, Bosa, Sardinia, Italy)September 1, 2016
  • 5th FINGAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dublin, Ireland)September 30, 2016
  • 14th SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Bern, Switzerland)October 5, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 14th MANLLEU FILM FESTIVAL (Animation Official Selection, Manlleu, Spain)November 1, 2016
  • 28th ANNUAL BOSTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)November 9, 2016
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GOLDEN ANTEATERS (Official Selection, Lublin, Poland)November 18, 2016
  • 20th MAINE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Portland, Maine, USA)March 10, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Mayan Engelman
Producer
Mayan Engelman
Director
Mayan Engelman
Sound Design
Uri Kalian
Music
Uri Kalian, Carmel de Picciotto
VFX & Mix
Uri Kalian
Voice Over
Lance Hunter

Details

Running Time
03:54
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
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

FILM SCHOOL, DISTRIBUTION & PRODUCTION COMPANY

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
The Screen-Based Arts Department – Animation + Video
Major Swig building, floor 5
Mount Scopus,
P.O. Box 24046,
Jerusalem 9124001

+972 (0) 2-5893333

screen@bezalel.ac.il
mail@bezalel.ac.il
www.bezalel.ac.il/en/

DIRECTOR

Mayan Engelman

mayan1000@gmail.com