TAU film and television graduates garnered over 100 awards in the past four years, The Jewish Chronicle reports
Established in 1972, Tel Aviv University's Film and Television School is the oldest in the country, and the only one that is part of a university — but its influence has gone far beyond the borders of Israel, a recent article in The Jewish Chronicle reports.
In the past four years, films made by the school have won over 100 awards — including six student Academy Award nominations in the U.S. And that's not all. TAU film and television grads are also making a mark on international television: Be Tipul, a television series created by TAU alumnus Hagai Levi, reached American shores in the form of HBO's recent hit series In Treatment.
"We were in the real world from the minute we were at the school," Levi told The Jewish Chronicle. "We had to fight for everything and think for ourselves all the time. But it gave us the right attitude for the film world."