CoPro, Israel’s leading film marketing foundation, celebrates 25 years

CoPro, the non-profit organization dedicated to fostering Israeli films and facilitating international collaborations, is celebrating a remarkable milestone—25 years of supporting and promoting local talent. Through their renowned pitching forums and annual market, CoPro has played a vital role in the success of numerous Israeli documentary films, enabling filmmakers to connect with global investors and secure resources from the international market. This year’s 25th CoPro Market will take place from 5 to 7 June 2023 with in-person events, including pitches, rough-cut screenings, and meetings

To mark this momentous occasion, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque will host a weekend of screenings (7-9 June), showcasing six influential films that owe their international success to CoPro’s support. These movies, such as Checkpoint, Children of the Sun, Forever Pure, The Gatekeepers, Life in Stills, and Mike Brant: Laisse-moi T’aimer, have captivated audiences worldwide, highlighting the diverse perspectives and narratives of Israeli filmmakers.

CoPro’s contributions extend beyond these six films. Over the years, the organization has facilitated investment opportunities and nurtured the growth of numerous other remarkable projects. For example, Advocate, an Emmy® Award-winning film and Oscar shortlist contender, raised funds from broadcasters globally and reached audiences in over 15 countries. Similarly, Ben-Gurion – Epilogue, Family in Transition, Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life, Lebanon – The Borders of Blood, Love It Was Not, The Oslo Diaries, and Presenting Princess Shaw have received critical acclaim, participating in international film festivals and garnering prestigious awards.

Through their efforts, CoPro has facilitated numerous co-production agreements between Israeli and international production companies and broadcasters, creating high-quality documentaries. In addition, their commitment to securing international investments has led to substantial financial support for Israeli documentary film projects to the tune of over $40 million USD.

As CoPro celebrates 25 years of empowering Israeli documentary filmmakers, their remarkable achievements and contributions cannot be overstated. They have transformed the landscape of documentary co-productions, leaving an indelible mark on the industry. As we look to the future, we anticipate CoPro’s continued support and the emergence of even more compelling Israeli documentary films that will captivate audiences worldwide.

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