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Animation Nights New York Animator Interview with Yael Reisfeld


Evan Vernon interviews Yael Reisfeld, director of ALEF B'TAMUZ. Yael graduated from Bezalel animation department in 2018. Born in Jerusalem 1990, she now works as a freelance animator and video editor in Tel Aviv. Her film ALEF B'TAMUZ was recently selected as a Winner in the Animation Nights New York 5th ANNY Best of Fest in 2021.




Three destitute pilgrims experience a strange night in the old Jewish cemetery in Zefat, when they are possessed by souls from the 16th century

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/288640149





Animation Nights New York in partnership with Alamo on Demand presented the “5th ANNY Best of Fest” (Program #66 | Season 5 & 6 | Winners) on Saturday, Nov 13 - Saturday Nov 20, 2021

5th ANNY Best of Fest Film Winners Programs 1 & 2: https://www.animationnights.com/screening66-5th-anny-best-of-fest/  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ren_%26_Stimpy_Show (Ren and Stimpy)



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bezalel_Academy_of_Arts_and_Design (Bezalel Academy of Art and Design)



https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safed_Old_Jewish_Cemetery#:~:text=The%20Safed%20Old%20Jewish%20Cemetery%20is%20one%20of%20the%20oldest,Canaan%20near%20the%20Amud%20River. (Safed Cemetery)


Social Media Links

http://yaelreisfeld.com/ (Personal Website)

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/645727633 (Showreel)


Interview by Evan Vernon

Theme music by Joe Lazenby


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About ANNY: Animation Nights New York is a curated monthly screening event and annual festival first established in NYC in 2015. The event showcases animated short films and virtual reality animation experiences from all around the world and both project submission and admission to monthly screenings of in-competition films are free to the general public. If you would like to submit a VR/AR/Game or short film project, you can find Animation Nights New York on Film Freeway.

ANNY Exchange is our talent connect initiative. We connect animation talent to opportunity using our festival as a vehicle.

ANNY Best of Fest is our annual festival held in mid November.