The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, in partnership with Israel Video Network and 12Tribe Films, Announces its Second Annual ‘Inspired By Israel’ Video Contest

$20,000 in cash prizes offered; Grand Prize winner will receive $8,000

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation announced the details
of its second annual “Inspired
by Israel” video contest
, which it launched this week in partnership
with the 12Tribe Films Foundation. Hosted on,
the contest will ask entrants to submit videos that entertain, educate
and inspire people about Israel. A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will
be awarded to the winning videos, including an $8,000 Grand Prize.

“This contest offers a vivid and dynamic way for us to show the amazing
people, places and innovations of Israel,” said philanthropist Adam
Milstein. “This is a unique opportunity for people of all backgrounds,
faiths and ages to share with the world why Israel inspires them. Last
year, we received nearly 100 videos from more than a dozen countries,
with creators including high school and college students, renowned
filmmakers and even a kindergarten class.”

Following a period of public voting, the top ten prizes will be selected
by a panel of independent experts including philanthropist Gila
Milstein, Jewish Journal/Tribe Media President David Suissa, and
StandWithUs Israel’s Executive Director Michael Dickson.

The video entries in last year’s competition received more than 500,000
views during the two-week voting period. The winning video for 2016, “Superman’s
Got Nothing On Israel
,” received hundreds of thousands of views and
was featured or shared by the Jewish Journal, the Jerusalem
, Algemeiner, StandWithUs, Israeli politicians, CAMERA,
the Israeli Consulate, Maccabi Netherlands and many other organizations
and individuals.

“Israel is a country built on inspiration. The idea of creating short
films that reflect the many ways Israel inspires is a natural way to
embrace that,” David Suissa said. “I am delighted that I will
participate this year as a jury member. I can’t wait to see the

Entrants must register by Feb. 1 and videos must be submitted by March
6. The public will be able to vote on their favorite videos online from
March 20th – March 29th. Winners will be announced
on April 30th.

About the
Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation
: The Milstein
Family Foundation works to safeguard and strengthen the Jewish People
and the Jewish State by igniting Jewish pride in the next generation,
providing pro-Israel Americans with knowledge and expertise to advocate
for the State of Israel, and bolstering the critical U.S.-Israel
Alliance. Learn more at:


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