ABOUT CHAPTER TWO FILMS

Launched in January 2020 by Eran Polishuk, Chapter Two Films is a media strategy, sales and distribution company dedicated to representing independent filmmakers. The company seeks out adventurous new trends on the international film scene to bring to audiences worldwide. Our portfolio reflects the company’s commitment to promoting films and filmmakers from diverse cultures, especially ethnic minorities and LBGTQ+ communities.   

 

We collaborate with filmmakers, sales agents, and distribution companies on developing and implementing strategic outreach campaigns for theatrical, non-theatrical, and virtual releases as well as film festivals. Our campaigns encompass marketing and public relation promotional services as well as fundraising, booking, and eventizing. Via our global network of key influencers and prominent organizations in academic, non-profit, governmental, and public relations spheres, we generate enthusiastic collaborations that result in excellent marketing support via partners' newsletters and social media platforms.

 

We are a bi-national company with team members working in the United States and Israel.

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ERAN POLISHUK

Chapter Two Films CEO & Founder

A dynamic independent producer and promoter of films and film festivals, Eran Polishuk has been on the international film industry scene for more than a decade. He has worked with top festivals, distribution companies, and philanthropic organizations as well as film and education institutes. In January 2020, Eran launched his own media strategy, sales, and distribution company — Chapter Two Films.

 

In addition to leading the company, Eran provides consultant services to filmmakers, film festivals, and nonprofit organizations. In that capacity, he creates strategic festival, marketing, sales, and distribution campaigns that include grassroots outreach, eventized screenings, and panel presentations as well as assisting with fundraising, and booking.

 

Eran has been invited to be a jury member, guest speaker, and presenter at numerous American and Israeli film festivals. 

   

Prior to launching Chapter Two Films, Eran successfully promoted a wide range of critically acclaimed Israeli and Jewish-related films as Director of Film & Media at the Consulate General of Israel's Office of Cultural Affairs in North America. Before working in the United States, Eran was the producer of the Jewish and International Jerusalem Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque-Israel Film Archive. 

 

Eran is currently based in New York City and Tel Aviv.

Promotion of Israeli and Jewish Related Films

Including: Paula Eiselt’s 93Queen, Ryan White’s Ask Dr. Ruth, Ofir Raul Graizer’s The Cakemaker, Ofir Trainin’s Family in Transition, Alamork Davidian’s Fig Tree, Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit's Flawless, Dani Menkin’s Is That You?, Jacob Goldwasswer’s Laces, Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman’s Last Day of Freedom, Hilla Medalia and Shosh Shlam’s Leftover Women, Atara Frish’s The Love Letter, Tomer Heymann’s Mr. Gaga, Tamar Kay’s The Mute's House, Marco Carmel’s Noble Savage, Ido Haar’s Presenting Princess Shaw, Nadav Lapid’s Synomyms, Sophie Artus’s Valley, Keren Ben-Refael's Virgins, and Michal Aviad’s Working Women.

Notable Achievements

Collaboration with the Haifa International Film Festival resulting in their successful application to be designated as an Academy Short Film Qualifying Festival.

 

Editorial Director of “Israeli Films in North America,” a large format printed magazine that featured articles about current trends and issues by several distinguished Israeli journalists as well as a catalog of current and upcoming Israeli films with or available for distribution. Two editions were printed and distributed at various international film festivals and conferences.

 

Recipient of a Schusterman Fellowship, a highly selective leadership development program that supports professionals motivated and ready to lead toward a more equitable and just future.

IN THE NEWS

“Think Big — How film festivals have carried on in Israel—where COVID-19 is just one of many challenges” article by Eran Polishuk in MovieMaker Magazine Issue 138 / Winter 2021.

 

MovieMaker's Coolest Fests in the World 2020, Eran Polishuk, panelist, MovieMaker Magazine, Issue 136 / Summer 2020.

 

"The Current State of Israeli Cinema: A Conversation with Polishuk" by Bob Abelman in Cleveland Jewish News, 19 April 2018.

Special Events

A Celebration of Israeli Films at the Cannes Film Festival in 2019. 

Celebrating Israeli Cinema and honoring Women In Film at the Tribeca Film Festival with a Tribute to Dr. Ruth Westeimer for her life-time contributions to the cultural arena at large in 2019; and with a tribute to Toby Talbot for her life-time contributions to the cultural arena in NYC and to the international film industry at-large in 2018.

Reception in Honor of the Israel Films & Filmmakers screening in Berlinale 2019.

25th Anniversary of Schindler's List - International Holocaust Remembrance Day Event in 2019.

Cinema from the South, a tribute to Sapir Film Department and its acclaimed Cinema South Film Festival, at Lincoln Center in 2019.

Celebrating Israeli Cinema and the screening of  Ofir Raul Graizer’s The Cakemaker, with the director in attendance, at The New York Jewish Film Festival 2018.

Celebrating the premiere of Alison Chernick’s Itzhak at DOC NYC Film Festival 2017 with the legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and director Alison Chernick in attendance.

In honor of Tamar Kay’s The Mute's House being shortlisted for the Short Documentary Academy, a screening of the film followed by a conversation between Kay and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner, and reception in 2016.