ABOUT CHAPTER TWO FILMS

Chapter Two's slate of films reflects our company's commitment to representing independent filmmakers whose artistic visions explore exciting new trends in film as well as celebrate diverse cultures, especially ethnic minorities and LBGTQ+ communities. It is the company's goal to bring the best and most innovative culture to international film audiences.

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ERAN POLISHUK

Chapter Two Films CEO & Founder

Eran Polishuk is the CEO and Founder of Chapter Two Films. He is committed to representing the very best of Israeli cinematic arts to the Israeli and international public. During his recent tenure as the Director of Film and Media at Israel's Office for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, New York, Eran successfully promoted a wide range of critically acclaimed Israeli and Jewish-related films.

 

He has been invited to be a jury member, guest speaker, and presenter at many film festivals including Cleveland International Film Festival, Lighthouse International Film Festival, and Woodstock Film Festival.

 

He has developed relationships and collaborated with prestigious organizations such as the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, and the Jewish Federation.

 

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. He collaborated with numerous cultural organizations in Israel including the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, the Tel Aviv Museum of Arts, and the Cinema South International Film Festival.

 

Eran was the 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. 

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.

Publications

Two editions of Israel 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. The magazines were distributed during 2019 at various film festivals and conferences including Art House Convergence, Sundance Film Festival, and the Cannes Film Festival.

Press

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Cleveland Jewish News | Apr 19, 2018

"The Current State of Israeli Cinema:

A Conversation with Polishuk"

by Bob Abelman

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.