Special Events 2011

Saturday, 11.6, 17:30, Tel Aviv Cinematheque:
Opening Night Gala: begins at 17:30
emceed by Ziona Patriot and Talula Bonet, Special perfiormance by Diva D
Cocktail Reception held at 16:30 in the Cinematheque lobby, sponsored by Visit Berlin.
Opening night film: World Premiere of the new Israeli feature “Melting Away”

Sunday, 12.6, 18:00, LGBT Center: Meet the filmmakers and cast from the TLVFest Opening Night Film, “Melting Away”. (In
Hebrew, free admission)

Monday, 13.6, 18:00, LGBT Center: Master Class with Ocean Leroy.
Ocean, an international Drag King, will speak about his work and give tips to inspire local Drag Kings. (The workshop will be in English, free admission) 

Tuesday, 14.6, 16:00, Cinematheque 2: TLVFest Pitching Session

supported by the Rabinovich Film Fund. This is the third year in a row we are offering a pitching session.
Five projects will present their ideas and one of them will win a 15,000 NIS grant to
develop a script. (The session will be in English, free admission)

Wednesday, 15.6, 16:00, Cinematheque 2: Panel Discussion: “Can Porn be Art?”

with Jürgen Brüning (Producer of Bruce La-Bruce films and Director of the Berlin Porn
Film Festival), Florence Fradelizi (film Programmer, Director, and actress in “Too Much
Pussy!“); other festival guests.
(The panel will be in English, free admission)

Thursday, 16.6, 16:00, Cinematheque 2: panel discussion with Tehila,
an organization for Parents of LGBT kids.
Following the screening of the movie “I Am”.
(The film has English subtitles, the Panel will be in Hebrew).

Friday, 17.6, 13:00, LGBT Center: Panel: How to Promote Your Film

Festival programmers from Berlin, Oslo, Athens, and Paris, alongside film industry
professionals from Europe and Israel will discuss this crucial subject. (The Panel will be
in English, free admission)

Saturday, 18.6, 21:30, Cinematheque 1:
TLVFest Film Awards Ceremony hosted by Miss Laila Carry

Closing Night Film: KABOOM! Greg Araki’s latest film (director of Mysterious Skin and
The Doom Generation) that screened at the Cannes (where it was awarded the first-ever
Queer Palm), Toronto, and Sundance film festivals in 2011.