Support SERET International Film Festival

by SERET International in London, Greater London, בריטניה

Support SERET International Film Festival

Total raised £13,769

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £1258.00
£30,000 stretch target 8 days left
137% 190 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 21st April 2024 at 12:33pm

Support SERET INTERNATIONAL, the Israeli Film and Television Festival

by SERET International in London, Greater London, בריטניה

 New stretch target

Expand our audience reach to more cities and communities in the UK.

Add further screenings to the Festival and enrich our programme with further filmmakers, directors and actors.


Run a satellite programme of cinema-related workshops and initiate collaborations with local and international filmmakers.



SERET International Film Festival celebrates Israeli cinema and culture in the UK. Run by Odelia Haroush and Patty Hochmann, we're an independent, non-political, non-religious charity dedicated to showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of Israeli life through film and television. As we approach our 13th year, we're more committed than ever to illuminating Israeli life and culture through the captivating medium of cinema.

Why Your Support Matters:

In recent months, our festival and partners in the UK and Europe have faced relentless attacks. Antisemitic groups have exerted pressure on cinema houses, threatening boycotts and demanding the cancellation of our festival. Long-standing partners are receiving threats from anti-Israel entities, coercing them to withdraw their support under the threat of ongoing demonstrations and boycotts.

Film is not merely a medium for storytelling; it serves as a lens through which we view culture, offering a platform for dialogue and understanding. The cancellation of a film festival isn't just a loss of entertainment—it's a suppression of cultural exchange and a setback for pluralism and diversity. We refuse to let these voices be silenced. Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure the continuation and success of the SERET festival.

Your Donation Makes a Difference:

Your generous donation will fund alternative screening spaces and top-tier security measures. 

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How You Can Help:

Every contribution, big or small, brings us closer to our £10,000 goal. Your support will not only make the festival possible but also help us improve our programming and expand our reach to cities across the UK.

This is an all or nothing campaign—your support will determine whether the SERET festival becomes a reality.

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About Us:

As co-founders of SERET International, we are passionate about showcasing the best of Israeli cinema and fostering cross-cultural understanding. Through our festivals, we aim to inspire dialogue, promote artistic collaboration, and build bridges between communities. 

We're excited to share our lineup of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with esteemed Israeli actors and directors, including Sasson Gabay (Tehran, WeCrashed, The Band's Visit), Raymond Amsalem (Seven Blessings, Rendition, Silent game), Yadin Gelman (Arugam Bay) and more.

Thank you for standing with us in support of Israeli cinema and culture. Together, we can ensure that the show goes on!

(Images by: Igor Kruter)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£45 or more

Your name on Screen

If you wish, your name will be included in the thank you list to be presented before every screening in the SERET UK programme

£150 or more

12 of 20 claimed

A Ticket to the Premiere Night

Join our special Gala evening with Founders, Actors and Directors at an exclusive Central London venue

£300 or more

1 of 5 claimed

VIP Dinner Party

Join an exclusive Dinner Party with a private Chef, hosting the festival's Founders, major donors, Actors and Filmmakers at a private home

£800 or more

0 of 2 claimed

SERET Gold Member

Your name on screen and on our website for a year. An invitation for 2 people for the Premiere night. An invitation for 2 people for the VIP Dinner Party. Free access to the whole film programme for 2 people

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