Prof. Ram Levy
Ram Loevy is an award-winning Israeli television director and screenwriter since the medium first began broadcasting in Israel in 1968. In a career spanning forty years, he has written and directed some of the most prominent and subversive television movies and documentaries, challenging the status quo on such issues as class conflict, torture, and the prison system. Prof. Levy was awarded the "Israel Prize" in Communication and Television in 1993 for his lifework. Some of his work includes his award winning film Bread (1986), May I Hug You (2004), The Games They Play (2009), Lets assume, for a moment, that god exists (2013) . Levy is currently Professor Emeritus of Cinema and Television at Tel Aviv University.
Since 2001, Marc Isaacs has made more than twelve creative documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. His films have won Grierson, Royal Television Society and BAFTA awards as well as numerous international film festival prizes. In 2006, Marc had a retrospective at the prestigious Lussas Documentary film festival in France and his work has been included in numerous documentary books and academic studies. In relation to his own filmmaking approach, Marc has been at the forefront of a new kind of filmmaking that is characterized by a profound intimacy with the film’s protagonists, a sense of humor, a non-judgmental way of seeing and a distinct approach to the documentary form itself. He has often applied the notion of the Greek unities to his films working to develop a coherent relationship between character, time and space. In pushing the formal boundaries of his films, he is often involved in creating hybrid works that challenge traditional notions of the documentary. Some Of his films include : "All White in Barking" (2007), "Outside the Court" (2011), The Road: The Story of Life and Death (2013).
Director and producer, mentor to up-and-coming filmmakers, Fisher is one of Israel’s leading documentary filmmakers.
His last film “Six Million and One” (2011, 93 min) won him the Dok.fest Munich best film award, the Silver Horn for best director at Krakow, special mention at Doxa Vancouver, officially selected to IDFA Amsterdam IFF, and opened USA screenings at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema in NYC. This film completes a family trilogy that started with the critically acclaimed film “Love Inventory” that won both: the Best Documentary Award at the Jerusalem IFF and the 2000 Israeli Film Academy Award. Later came "Mostar Roundtrip" where he followed his son on an adventure of studying in the conflict ridden city in Bosnia.
Fisher served on the juries of international festivals such as: HotDocs Toronto, Karlovy Vary (President of doc. jury), EFA – the European Film Academy and ITVS int'l panel (San Francisco). As Director General of the New Israeli Foundation for Cinema and TV (1999-2008), he initiated and founded the “Greenhouse” programme, aimed at developing documentary films by Mediterranean filmmakers, and helped bring Israeli documentaries to international recognition.
Born in Tel Aviv and educated at UCLA and Columbia College in Chicago, Duki Dror is one of the most prolific documentary filmmakers in Israel today.
His extensive body of work includes 23 film, mostly character driven docs, that have won international awards.
In 2010, PBS in the USA programmed a special series with 3 of his films: "My Fantasia" (2000), "Raging Dove" (2002) and "The Journey of Van Nguyen" (2005).
Dror examines and re-examines the definition of "Identity" as it plays in the life of his protagonists and creates parables that convey human dilemmas and challenge the viewer's conventions.
Duki Dror is a director and a producer, the owner of Zygote Films. His films are distributed worldwide.
Began working in journalism. Script-writer on acclaimed feature dramas: “The Syrian Bride” (2004), “Lemon tree“ (2008). “Nashot ha'chamas” director & producer (documentary 2010), "Samsara" producer (documentary 2011).
A documentary filmmaker, his latest film "Enlistment Days" came out last year. Previous films such as "Melting Siberia" and "9 Star Hotel" have enjoyed worldwide success. He served as editor for the Jonathan Demme documentary "I'M CAROLYN PARKER", a post-Katrina profile of a community activist from the Lower Ninth Ward.