NATFA students will work with experts from HaMidrasha – Faculty of Arts Faculty at Beit Berl College (Israel)

Between June 21 and June 25, 2021, Arik Kaplun, Amos Zipori and Ilan Yagoda, experts from HaMidrasha – Faculty of Arts, Beit Berl College (Israel) will work with NATFA students.

Schedule of seminars


 Arik Kaplun‘s workshop, “Screenplay Writing, Screenplay Editing, Film Directing Method” is mandatory for the 3rd year Bachelor students at Film and TV Directing, Film and TV Editing, Film and TV Producing and Dramaturgy. Arik Kaplun was born in Moscow and graduated from Tel Aviv University.

Here’s some curious facts about one of his films:

Yana’s Friends (Hebrew: החברים של יאנה, romanized: HaHaverim shel Yana) is a 1999 Israeli film directed by Arik Kaplun, script editor Savi Gabizon. Critically acclaimed, it won 10 Israeli Academy Awards including the Ophir Award for Best Picture.

It also won the Crystal Globe at the 34th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1999.

The film has a very rare 100% rating on the film website Rotten Tomatoes based on 30 reviews, with an average rating of 7.16 / 10. The site’s consensus reads: “A heartwarming movie that handles some weighty subjects with humor.”


Bachelor students from the 3rd year of Film and TV Sound will be with Amos Zipori during the week in question at the end of June to work with him on the specifics of Sound recording in the field.

Amos Zipori has worked on the sound of over 45 films – including many documentaries and TV series. Some of the films have received a number of prestigious awards such as “Walk on Water” (2004) – Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, National Board of Review, USA, etc.

The Body (2001) was nominated for “Most Inspiring Movie” at the Movie Guide Awards in 2002.


Master students from the Management of Screen Arts and Screen Directing programnmes will meet with Ilan Yagoda at the end of June 2021 to learn the details, ins and outs of working on a documentary.

Ilan Yagoda has produced a number of documentaries as a Director, and has written the screenplays for some of them.

His latest film Tuning (2020) has been nominated for “Depth of Field Competition” at Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival.