The 1st Annual TLVFest Media Awards
Isreali Premiere of “Kill Your Darlings”

The GLAAD media awards ceremony has been taking place in the US for the past 25 years in which awards are given to films, TV shows, and persons in the areas of entertainment, culture and communications who have been the most influential in the previous year.
Starting from January 8th we will begin a similar tradition in Israel. It is time we, also, recognize and thank those who enrich our lives in this little not-so-very-pluralistic country of ours.

Through this event we aim to encourage the LGBTQ visibility in the Israeli media, and hope for a fair and true depiction of characters of our community, as well as for the advancement of the social issues affecting our society.
TV shows, films and music are the LGBT community’s best ambassadors. They represent us in the suburbs beyond Tel Aviv and in far remote places, from Mt. Hermon to Eilat. LGBT protagonists help the young struggling teenagers to overcome their distress and show them they are not alone.

Israeli films star in festivals abroad where international audiences are exposed to the Israeli cultural richness. TLVFEST initiated LGBT film perspectives in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the UK and the US.

During the ceremony, awards will be handed for Israeli and foreign films, Israeli and foreign TV shows, actors and entertainment figures that were at the front this past year.

The event will take place on Wednesday, January 8th, at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque. BUY TICKETS HERE 
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You can purchase tickets (cash only) on the day of the event at the reception between 20:00-21:00
20:00 – Reception for ticket holders and cocktails sponsored by Kahanov Winery.
21:00 – The ceremony will be hosted by the actors Avihud Tidhar and Sivane Kretchner from Thl-Theater.
A special award will be given to screenwriter and author, Avner Bernheimer, for his contribution to LGBT depiction on Israeli TV. Attributed to Mr. Bernheimer is the script of “Yossi & Jagger” and TV Drama “Mom and Dads”, “Screenz”, “Pick Up” and more.
24:00 – Festive cocktail party at Hunky Dory pub – 14 Ibn Gavirol Street Tel Aviv. Serving light Hors d’oeuvres. Free chaser for ticket holders who paid NIS100 and above.

The Presenters of the awards are:
Nitzan Horowitz – The only out Israeli Member of Parliament.
Sivan Levy – Israeli Academy Award Winner – Best Lead Actress for her part in “Six Acts”. Star of the first Israeli lesbian film “Joe + Belle “.
Yoav Reuveni – International Model (Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana). Star of the movie “Snails in the Rain”.
Moran Rosenblatt – Star of the movies “Lipstikka” & “Snails in the Rain”.
Sahar Azimi – Choreographer, dancer, musician and singer, who became famous after his participation in the Israeli version of “The Voice”.
Goel Pinto – Journalist and filmmaker – became famous after his participation in the Israeli version of “Big Brother”.
Michal Shapira – singer and actress – a well-known nightlife and TV personality.
Tal Argaman – Host of culture and music TV & Radio shows and very popular DJ in Tel-Aviv night life.
Yoav Meir – Israeli Fashion Icon became famous after his participation in the Israeli version of “Project Runway”.
Leon Schneiderovsky – Israeli Stylist became famous after his participation in the Israeli version of “Big Brother”.
All proceedings, from this event, will be contributed to the Foundation which aim is to support the TLVfest Film Festival, and encourage the Israeli LGBT filmmaking.

The ceremony will proceed with the Israeli Premiere of
“Kill Your Darlings”
Director: John Krokidas
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen & Kyra Sedgwick
Synopsis:
While attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr, an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Repelled by rules and conformity in both life and literature, the four agree to tear down tradition and make something new, ultimately formulating the tenets of and giving birth to what became the Beat movement. On the outside, looking in, is David Kammerer, a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. When Kammerer is found dead, and Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr are arrested in conjunction with the murder, the nascent artists’ lives change forever.

Daniel Radcliffe fearlessly takes on the role of the young Ginsberg on a journey of discovery—to find his sexuality and his voice as a writer. Cowriter/director John Krokidas takes on this less-explored early chapter of the Beats and captures the period with visual flair, kinetic energy, and imagination. Kill Your Darlings is the riveting true story of a crime, a friendship, and the nexus that spawned a cultural movement.