Scene from the 2017 winning video "Olah Chadasha." (Screenshot) (Screenshot)
Vid contest

Hundreds of contestants from several countries have already joined the contest for the ultimate video that entertains, educates and inspires people about Israel. 

By: United with Israel Staff

The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation has kicked off its third annual “Inspired by Israel” video contest, launched last month in partnership with the 12Tribe Films Foundation.

Hosted on Israelvideonetwork.com, the contest calls on entrants to submit videos that entertain, educate and inspire people about Israel. A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning videos, including an $8,000 Grand Prize.

“This contest is a chance for both professional and amateur filmmakers to show the world the amazing people, places and innovations of Israel,” said philanthropist Adam Milstein. “This is a unique opportunity for people of all backgrounds, faiths and ages to share with the world why Israel inspires them—expressing that through humor, original music, documentary-style research and more.”

Entrants must register by June 24, and videos must be submitted by July 23. Hundreds of contestants have already joined, ensuring that this year’s contest will be exciting.

The public will be able to vote on their favorite videos online from August 6 to 13.

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Following a period of public voting, the top 11 prizes will be selected by a panel of independent experts, including philanthropist Gila Milstein, Jewish Journal/Tribe Media President David Suissa and President of Israel21c Amy Friedkin.

Five other winning videos will be based on the public’s votes, and three additional “staff picks” will be chosen by the Israel Video Network. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the end of August.

Last year, the winners were announced via livestream at a special ceremony in the City of David featuring Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. During the 10-day period of public voting, entries received more than half a million views in 236 countries.

The 2017 winning video, “Olah Chadasha (New Immigrant to Israel),” poetically explores a teenager’s love for her new home five years after making Aliyah. Its creators, sisters Sivan Felder and Batsheva Shachnovitz, were profiled in several newspapers, including Times of Israel and The Algemeiner.

The Milstein Family Foundation works to safeguard and strengthen the Jewish People and the Jewish State by igniting Jewish pride in the next generation, providing pro-Israel Americans with knowledge and expertise to advocate for the State of Israel, and bolstering the critical US-Israel Alliance.