NEXT TO HER wins Best Film, Best Screenplay for Liron Ben Shlush and the Fedeora Award for Artistic Achievement at the Haifa International Film Festival.
On the decision for the Best Film Award: "The film is delicately spun with many fine details in a sensitive portrait of an extremely complicated relationship."
On the decision for the Best Screenplay Award: "The script scceeds in creating a story of compassion and love, in all of their forms."
Levana Finkelstein receives the Nu Image LA Award for Best Actress for her performance in THE FAREWELL PARTY at the Haifa International Film Festival. Jury remarks:
"Levana Finkelstien portrays a delicate character who convincingly moves on the fine line between comedy and tragedy. Her acting is condenses the entire drama of the film."