Jewish foundation launches second ‘Inspired by Israel’ video contest



A scene from “Superman's Got Nothing On Israel,” the winning entry in last year's "Inspired by Israel" video contest. Credit: YouTube.

( The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, in partnership with the Israel Video Network and the 12Tribe Films Foundation, has launched the second annual “Inspired by Israel” video contest.

The contest seeks entrants “to submit videos that entertain, educate and inspire people about Israel.” A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning videos, including an $8,000 grand prize.

“This contest offers a vivid and dynamic way for us to show the amazing people, places and innovations of Israel,” said philanthropist Adam Milstein, co-founder of theMilstein Family Foundation. “This is a unique opportunity for people of all backgrounds, faiths and ages to share with the world why Israel inspires them. Last year, we received nearly 100 videos from more than a dozen countries, with creators including high school and college students, renowned filmmakers and even a kindergarten class.”

Last year’s winning video was “Superman's Got Nothing On Israel,” which highlighted Israeli humanitarian and disaster relief responses around the world. 

“Israel is a country built on inspiration. The idea of creating short films that reflect the many ways Israel inspires is a natural way to embrace that,” said David Suissa, president of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal and Tribe Media, who will serve as one of panel of experts to select the contest’s winner.

According to the contest rules, participants must register by Feb. 1 and the videos must be submitted by March 6. Public voting on the videos will take place from March 20-29, with the panel determining the top 10 prize winners following the public voting. Winners will be announced April 30.

Posted on January 12, 2017 .