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Grants and Awards

1988 - 1994 - Mr. Moses Rothman of London made annual contributions to the Lyn Rothman Scholarship Fund, which he established for use in Spielberg Archive research projects.

1994 - The Israel Science Foundation awarded the Archive a grant towards the purchase of a new 16 mm editing table with built-in video transfer equipment. Matching funds for the $50,000 machine were provided by the Hebrew University's Faculty Senate Committee for Scientific Infrastructure.

1995 - The Archive received the Silent Film Festival Special Award from the Pordenone Giornate del Cinema Muto for its work in preserving and presenting Israel's silent film heritage. Funding for the book Israel Before Israel: Silent Cinema in the Holy Land , which accompanied the Archive's program at Pordenone, came from J. Paul Getty, KBE, and the Ben Eli-Honig Family Foundation.

1996 - Archive Technician Chaim Green's participation in the FIAF Summer School in Berkhamsted was assisted by a British Council scholarship from the British Israeli Arts Training Program.

1998 - The Archive was awarded one of the special prizes given by the Clore Foundation for Israel's 50th anniversary, enabling $50,000 worth of film preservation. Marilyn Koolik was the recipient of a British Council travel grant, which enabled her to oversee the beginning of this preservation work in London.

1999 - The Archive was the recipient of the fourth annual Haghefilm Award, valued at 10,000 euros (approximately $11,000 US), presented at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Sacile, Italy.

2000 - The Archive staff was jointly awarded the Hebrew University's prize for excellence.

2001 - The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation of New York awarded a grant towards scanning the contents of the Archive's David Matis Documentation Center for Jewish and Israeli Film.

2000 - 2004 – Funds from the estate of the late Shimon Orloff of Australia have enabled the Archive to annually send videotapes as Chanukah gifts to nearly 300 homes for senior citizens in Israel. The bequest is facilitated by Estate Trustee, Stuart Silbert. The 5 films chosen were: The Day Came , The Jews of Poland , The White City , Yaacov Ben Dov: Father of the Hebrew Film and Edge of the West .

2006 - The British Friends of the Hebrew University provided the funding for a HD/DV/DVCAM machine which has been attached to the Archive's 16 mm steenbeck table allowing the Archive to transfer films directly to a digital format.

2007 - The Righteous Persons Foundation has continued its matching support of the Archive. The Archive has received a generous three year grant enabling it to continue its activities. Yossi Halachmi has written a book Ruach Raanana about Theodore Herzl's Dream to film Palestine. The book is being printed by Carmel Publishing.

2011-2012 Thanks to generous grants from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, the Archive was able to digitize films relating to the Holocaust.

2012 - The Archive digitally restored My People's Dream thanks to a generous grant from the Mifal Hapayis Arts and Culture Council.