Two Israeli Films Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Awards

'Forever Pure' and 'Princess Shaw' are in the running for this year's prestigious film and television prize

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Shot from Israeli film "Forever Pure", nominated for the 2018 Emmy Awards
Shot from Israeli film "Forever Pure", nominated for the 2018 Emmy AwardsCredit: Bernat Armangue / AP / Yes Doco

Two Israeli films are nominated for the 2018 Emmy Awards, scheduled to take place October 1.

The list of nominations for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards, published Thursday, includes Maya Zinshteins' documentary film "Forever Pure."

"Forever Pure" trailer

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The documentary centers on the story of Jerusalem's Beitar soccer club and its fans' 2012 racist outrage after two Muslim players were signed.

"Princess Shaw" trailer

Another Israeli movie in the running for the Emmy's Award is Ido Haar's "Princess Shaw," nominated in the POV category that is dedicated to films focused on arts and culture.

The film tells the story of an anonymous New Orleans singer, Princess Shaw, who was accidentally discovered by Israeli musician Kutiman. The movie did well in Israeli cinemas and was later distributed in the United States by Magnolia and Participant Media.

"Forever Pure", which was produced for Israel's Yes Doco, opened the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2016, where it won three awards, including the directing and editing prizes. It was later shown at dozens of international film festivals, including the prestigious IDFP festival in the Netherlands and the Toronto Film Festival, and was purchased by Netflix last year.

"Princess Shaw" was supported by Israel's Yes Doco and the New Fund for Cinema and Television. It was also purchased by Netflix.

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