The Israeli "Oscars", called the "Ophir" prizes (in memory of Shaike Ophir), were awarded this week at a ceremony in Tel Aviv.
The biggest winner is Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir, which won the two important awards for best film and best direction. In addition, it received awards for screenplay, soundtrack, artistic design and editing. The film is not a feature film in the traditional sense. It is a full-length, animated, documentary film, which attempts to be therapeutic in its dealing with issues and nightmares that have been buried by Israeli soldiers for too long.
For more background and my analysis of the film, see my posting of July 27th below.