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Katriel Schory

Katriel Schory


Film Fund, Production


FeatureLab Jury 2019
Decision Maker 2018
FeatureLab - 360 Trainer 2017
Decision Maker 2017
FrameWork Trainer 2016
FrameWork Trainer 2015


Katriel Schory graduated from the Film School of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

In 1974, he founded and ran the Israeli production company Belfilms, which produced more than 150 films and TV shows, including feature films, documentaries, TV dramas and international co-productions.

Since 1999 and for more than 20 years, Katriel Schory has worked as the Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund. During this time, the institution authorized and supported the production and the promotion of more than 300 fiction feature films, both in Israel and worldwide, including more than 80 international co-productions – mainly with Europe. Many of these films went on to the major film festivals and won prestigious awards, collecting Golden and Silver Lions at Venice Film Festival, Golden Bears at Berlinale, and 4 Academy Awards-nominations.

Katriel Schory was honored the French Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, the Berlinale Camera Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Film Industry, the Special Medallion for Outstanding Achievements at the Telluride Film Festival, and the Variety Award for Creative Impact.