d. Elite Zexer
Statement of the Jury:
Caught between tradition and her desire for freedom, SAND STORM is a perfectly told story of the struggles and sacrifice of a young Israeli woman. From the strong acting, the emotional reveals of plot and character, and the use of cinema language, the director shows confident control in every aspect of filmmaking. For a first feature, to use the words “great potential” would be an understatement to the achievements of this film. The jury unanimously recognizes SAND STORM for the special mention award.