Israel’s ‘Paris on the Water’ wins students film Oscar

The logo of Tel Aviv University, whose master’s degree film student Hadas Ayalon is one of three winners in the foreign film category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards competition. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) “Paris on the Water,” the final project by Tel Aviv University master’s degree film student Hadas Ayalon, is one of three winners in the foreign film category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards competition.

The 27-minute narrative film tells the story of Batya, a formerly famous actress who after years of frustration gets an opportunity to return to the screen. But an unexpected event on audition day forces her to deal with her husband and her priorities.

The awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on June 7. Ayalon’s film will be named either the gold, silver, or bronze winner in its category.

Posted on May 18, 2014 .