LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation announced the details of its second annual “Inspired by Israel” video contest, which it launched this week in partnership with the 12Tribe Films Foundation. Hosted on Israelvideonetwork.com, the contest will ask 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 offers a vivid and dynamic way for us to show 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. Last year, we received nearly 100 videos from more than a dozen countries, with creators including high school and college students, renowned filmmakers and even a kindergarten class.”
Following a period of public voting, the top ten prizes will be selected by a panel of independent experts including philanthropist Gila Milstein, Jewish Journal/Tribe Media President David Suissa, and StandWithUs Israel’s Executive Director Michael Dickson.
The video entries in last year’s competition received more than 500,000 views during the two-week voting period. The winning video for 2016, “Superman's Got Nothing On Israel,” received hundreds of thousands of views and was featured or shared by the Jewish Journal, the Jerusalem Post, Algemeiner, StandWithUs, Israeli politicians, CAMERA, the Israeli Consulate, Maccabi Netherlands and many other organizations and individuals.
“Israel is a country built on inspiration. The idea of creating short films that reflect the many ways Israel inspires is a natural way to embrace that,” David Suissa said. “I am delighted that I will participate this year as a jury member. I can't wait to see the submissions.”
Entrants must register by Feb. 1 and videos must be submitted by March 6. The public will be able to vote on their favorite videos online from March 20th – March 29th. Winners will be announced on April 30th.
About the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation: 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 U.S.-Israel Alliance. Learn more at: http://milsteinff.org/.