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Lama Films
Adresse : Amir Harel & Ayelet Kayt, producteurs. 17 Bar Ilan St. 65271 TEL AVIV
Pays concerné : Israël
Téléphone(s) : +972-3-6850430

Français

Créé en 2000 par Amir Harel qui s’adjoint en 2005 Ayelet Kayt (Ayelet Kait), productrice et partenaire.

English

Located in Tel Aviv, Lama Films is one of the leading production companies in Israel, concentrating on social-, political- and cultural-oriented projects.

Since the turn of the millenium, Lama films produced a line of internationally acclaimed and successful films, thus established itself as a major production company in the local scene, as well as a first-choice addressee for production companies from around the world, who seek co-productions in the Middle-East.

Whether documentaries or fiction films, Lama Films’ productions address phenomena that reflect the essence of Israeli existence, yet still appeal to diverse audiences around the world.

The portfolio of Lama Films include, among others, the US box-office success « Walk on Water » (Eytan Fox 2004), the 2006 Oscar nominee for best foreign film « Paradise Now » (Hany Abu-Assad, 2005), the Cannes Film Festival 2007 Camera d’Or Winner « Jellyfish » (Shira Geffen & Etgar Keret, 2007), and the Annie Awards 2009 nominee for the Best Animated Feature & Best Directing, the acclaimed animated film « .99 » (Talia Rosenthal, 2009)

THE TEAM
Ayelet Kayt (or Ayelet Kait)
Amir Harel


FILMOGRAPHY

FEATURES

2001
Desperado Square
Directed by – Beni Toraty
Produced by – Amir Harel, Haim Manor
Written by – Beni Toraty
In participation with Lama Films, Maagalot Productions, Israeli Film Fund, Reshet channel 2
http://lamafilms.com/movie/desperado-square

2002
Yossi & Jagger
Directed by – Eytan Fox
Produced by – Amir Harel, Gal Uchovsky
Written by – Avner Bernheimer
In participation with Lama Films, ICP, FFF, Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
http://lamafilms.com/movie/yossi-jagger

2003
James’ Journey to Jerusalem
Directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
Produced by Amir Harel
Written by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz & Sammi Duenias
In participation of Lama Films, ID Distribution, Cinema Project-Rabinowitz Fund, Israeli Film Fund, Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
http://lamafilms.com/movie/james-journey-to-jerusalem

2004
Walk on Water
Directed by – Eytan Fox
Produced by – Amir Harel & Gal Uchovsky
Co produced by – Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Dodi Zilber, Micky Rabinovitz
Written by – Gal Uchovsky
In participation with Lama Films, the Israeli Film Fund, Hot, Medea, Celluloid Dreams
http://lamafilms.com/movie/walk-on-water

2005
Joy
Directed by – Julie Shles
Produced by – Amir Harel
Co produced by – Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Dodi Zilber
Written by – Omer Tadmor
In participation with Lama Films, Israeli Film Fund, Keshet, Yes
http://lamafilms.com/movie/joy

2008
Jellyfish
Directed by – Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Yael Fogiel, Leticia Gonzales
Written by – Shira Geffen
In participation with Lama Films, Les Films du Poisson, Israeli Film Fund, Keshet, Hot, Pyramide, ARTE Cinema, CANAL+, TPS
http://lamafilms.com/movie/jellyfish

2009
9.99$
Directed by – Tatia Rosenthal
Produced by – Amir Harel & Emil Sherman
Written by – Etgar Keret and Tatia Rosenthal
In participation with – Lama Films, Crossfields TLV, Australian Film Fund, Israeli Film Fund, NSWFTO, Yes, Keshet Channel 2, DENDY, Fortissimo
http://lamafilms.com/movie/999

2009
Shrouds
Directed by – Shalom Hager
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Written by – Shalom Hager
In participation with Lama Films, the new Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV, Channel 2
http://lamafilms.com/movie/shrouds

2009
The Way to the Cats
Directed by – Jorge Gurvich
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Jorge Gurvich
Co-producer – Elie Meirovitz
Written by – Yoav Katz
Based on the Novel by Yehoshua Kenaz « The way to the cats »
In participation of Lama Films, EZ films, the Rabinovich foundation
http://lamafilms.com/movie/the-way-to-the-cats

2011
Man without a Cell Phone
Directed by – Sameh Zoab
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Marie Gutmann
Co-produced by – Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Written by – Sameh Zoabi & David Rice
In participation with Lama Films, Meroe Films, Versus Productions, Cinema Project, the Gesher Foundation, Fonds Sud, GAN Foundation, Memento MG France, Memento MG World
http://lamafilms.com/movie/man-without-a-cell-phone

2011
Bottle in the Sea of Gaza (Une bouteille à la mer)
Directed by – Thierry Binisti
Written by – Valérie Zenatti & Thierry Binisti
Produced by – Miléna Poylo & Gilles Sacuto – TS productions
Co Produced by – Amir Harel & Ayelet Kait, Anne-Marie Gélinas
In participation with FRANCE 3 CINEMA, EMA FILMS, CANAL +, FRANCE TELEVISIONS, CINECINEMA, Israel Film Fund
http://lamafilms.com/movie/bottle-in-the-sea-of-gaza

2012 (in production)
Thanator
Directed by – Tawfik Abu Wael
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Sophie Dulac, Michel Zana, Ilan Flammer
Co-produced by – Elena Trifonova
Written by – Tawfik Abu Wael
In participation with Lama Films, SD productions, Cabiria, neue pegasos
The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts – cinema Project
The Jerusalem Film & Television Fund
Gesher multicultural Film Fund
Other Israel Film Festival
WCF (world cinema fund – Germany)
Open Doors – Locarno Film Festival
http://lamafilms.com/movie/thanator

DOCUMENTARIES

1999
The Komediant
Directed by – Arnon Goldfinger
Produced by – Amir Harel, Arnon Goldfinger
Written by – Oshra Schwartz
In participation with Lama Films, The National Authority of Yiddish Culture, Keshet, Rabinovich Film Fund, The new foundation, The Avraham Lerner Foundation, The memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
http://lamafilms.com/movie/the-komediant

2004
The Ben Gurion Affair
Directed by – Assaf Harel
Produced by – Amir Harel
Written by – Moshe Zonder, Assaf Harel
In participation with Lama Films, Channel 8, The Rabinovich fund
http://lamafilms.com/movie/the-ben-gurion-affair

2006
The Cahana Sisters
Directed by – Gilad Melzer
Produced by – Amir Harel, Gidi Avivi, Gilad Melzer
Written by – Gidi Avivi & Gilad Melzer
In participation with Lama films, Yes Doco, the New Foundation for Cinema & Television
http://lamafilms.com/movie/the-cahana-sisters

2007
Children of the Sun
Directed by – Ran Tal
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, RanTal
Written by – Ran Tal, Ron Goldman
In participation with Lama Films, Yes doco, ITVS, the Rabinovich foundation, the Gesher foundation, the Marc rich foundation, fortissimo Films
http://lamafilms.com/movie/children-of-the-sun

2007
Stephan Braun
Directed by – Itamar Alcalay
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kai
Written by – Nir Shenhav
In participation with Channel 8, the new Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV
http://lamafilms.com/movie/stephan-braun

2007
Waiting for Godik
Directed by – Ari Davidovich
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Co-Produced by – Ari Davidovich
Written by – Ari Davidovich
In participation with Lama Films, The Second Authority for Television & Radio, the Makor Foundation
http://lamafilms.com/movie/waiting-for-godik

2008
Strange Death
Directed by – Shachar Magen
Produced by – Amir Harel
Written by – Shachar Magen, Era Lapi
In participation with Lama Films, Channel 8- Noga Communication, the New Israeli Foundation for Cinema & T.V
http://lamafilms.com/movie/strange-death

2010
Operation Naftali
Directed by – Vered Yeruham, Oren Reich
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Written by – Vered Yeruham, Oren Reich
In participation with Lama Films, Yes Doco
http://lamafilms.com/movie/operation-naftali

2011
Lia
Directed by – Taly Goldenberg
Produced by – Amir Harel
Project Initiators – Amit Breuer, Ziv Naveh
Associate producer – Ruth Cummings
In participation with Lama Fims, Dorot Foundation, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Second Authority for Television & Radio
http://lamafilms.com/movie/lia

2012 (in production)
Cut Away the Pain
Directed by – Yonatan Nir & Zafrir Gelman
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Written by – Yonatan Nir & Zafrir Gelman
In participation with Reshet, the new Israeli Foundation for Cinema & TV
http://lamafilms.com/movie/cut-away-the-pain

2012 (in production)
Rumors on Assi Dayan
Directed by – Adi Arbel, Moish Goldberg
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Written by – Assi Dayan
In participation with Channel 8, Channel 10
http://lamafilms.com/movie/rumors-on-assi-dayan

2012 (in production)
The Garden of Eden
Directed by – Ran Tal
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Ran Tal
Written by – Ran Tal
In participation with Lama Film, Yes Doco
http://lamafilms.com/movie/the-garden-of-eden

2012 (in production)
The Polgar Sisters
Directed by – Yossi Aviram
Produced by – Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
Written by – Yossi Aviram
In participation with Lama Films, the Rabinovich foundation, The Second Authority for Television & Radio
http://lamafilms.com/movie/the-polgar-sisters