The Lifetime Achievement Award of the Israel Artists’ Organization is given annually to 10 winners, artists and behind-the-scenes people, for their contribution to Israeli culture. The ceremony in the shadow of the plague.This event this year will also open the 40th anniversary celebrations for the union, which were also postponed this year following the corona.
Among the prominent winners of the award: the “This is it” group (Avi Kushnir, Gidi Gov, Dov Glickman, Moni Moshonov, Shlomo Braba), who also receive the award for their personal work, Shlomo Artzi who is also one of the association’s founders, Gavri Banai, Danny Sanderson, Haim Moshe, Shimi Tavori and Shlomit Aharon all won for their work in the field of music, and Yona Elian received an award for her contribution to the world of theater.
Other winners are Yiddish singer and actor Yaakov Shapiro, actor, director and comedian Julian Shagran, film actor Rafi Taylor, singer Sarah Cohen, musical director and conductor Menashe Lev Ran, actress and director Bilha Mess, dancer and choreographer Malka Hajabi and sensory artist and mentalist .
TV producer Tamira Yardeni, who heads Teddy Productions and is responsible for the creation of “The Comedy Store”, “The Pajamas” and “A Star Is Born”, And film producer Moshe Edri, a senior figure in the film industry and responsible for the films “Sima Vaknin Witch”, “The End of the World Left” and “My Beloved Aviva”, won Award for their work behind the scenes.
The outgoing chairman of the Israel Artists’ Association, Yankele Mendel: “The world of culture suffered a severe blow during the Corona period, and many artists who also had difficulty keeping their heads above water often got into trouble. However, we are excited to meet the audience again. It has become a tradition, and to thank Israeli artists for their life’s work. ” And incoming EMI chairman Ron Gang said: “Enter the position with a sense of responsibility and mission. I will continue to work for the rights and well-being of Israeli artists in this complex period.”