Obituary: Gil Alkabetz

The news of Gil Alkabetz’ death has left us shocked.
We are saddened, heartbroken and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this difficult time.

We got to know Gil as a mentor and filmmaker and learned a lot from him. His work always inspired and enriched us – whether as an artist or as a teacher.
We remember him as a very smart and emphatic person. Even brief encounters and conversations with him were of great importance to many of us and continue to have an impact today.

At the opening of FAB on Sept. 30, 2022, we will pause together for a moment to remember Gil. To honor his work, we would also like to say goodbye to him with one of his films, which his partner Nurit Israeli has chosen for us.

The animation of a flying dove was created as a collaborative last salute to Gil by former students, colleagues and friends and is open for further development. A template will be provided upon request.