Requiem for a Whale

Partner: The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University

On a stormy night, a whale’s body washed ashore. While the documentation of this rare event is shown, the voices of a few witnesses are heard, attempting to express the immense encounter with nature.


Duration: 15min.

Country: Israel

Language: Hebrew

Year: 2022

Genre: Documentary

Topic: Cinema, Death, Documentary, Environment, Fantasy, Globalization, Grief, Mourning, Mystery, Nature, Ocean, Paranormal, Society, Spirituality, Wildlife

Cast & Crew

Director: Ido Weisman

Production company: Ido Weisman

Writer: Ido Weisman, Alex Hosid

Cinematographer: Ido Weisman

Editor: Alex Hosid

Actors: Tal Yeshua Bar-Moshe , Asaf Kamar , Lotfy alsayeed ,

Distributor Company: Go2Films

Sales Agent: Go2Films

Festivals & Awards


IDA Documentary Awards IDA Documentary Awards Winner of the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award

Israeli Documentary Film Awards Israeli Documentary Film Awards Best student film

Docaviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival Docaviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival Second place and the Cinematography award in the student competition


Brisbane International Film Festival


Israeli Academy Awards

Tel Aviv International Short Film Festival (TISFF) Tel Aviv International Short Film Festival (TISFF) Two special mention awards from the International Competition Jury and the Israeli Critics Foru

FIPADOC International Documentary Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Lighthouse International Film Festival

Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

Berlin Jewish Film Festival


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