Israeli Competition Jury

Talia (Tulik) Gal'on

Talia (Tulik) Gal’on is a cinematographer who films documentaries and fiction films. She is the first woman nominated for an Ophir Award for Best Cinematography (2011 and 2015). Her credits include feature fiction films A.K.A Nadia and Beautiful Valley, as well as documentary films and series The Hebrews, One Last Bedtime Story, and The Flat. She also won the Best Cinematography Award at Docaviv 2005 for her work on Day & Night.

David Noy

Israeli filmmaker, born in Canada. Wrote, directed & produced numerous documentary & drama films as well as working in Israeli TV. Co-founded Cinemax Productions Ltd. where he works as an independent filmmaker, while also serving as Head of the Film Department at Minshar Art School in Tel-Aviv, one of the country’s prominent Art colleges.

Basil Tsiokos

Basil Tsiokos is Director of Programming for DOC NYC and Nantucket Film Festival and Programming Associate for Sundance Film Festival. He was Director of NewFest: The NY LGBT Film Festival, 1996-2008. He writes about documentaries at What (not) to Doc.

Barbara Visser

Visual artist and filmmaker. Her work focuses on the uncertain relationship between registration and dramatization, investigating and challenging historical narratives and conventional modes of storytelling. Barbara Visser’s works have been shown internationally since the early 1990s. From 2014 until 2017 Visser was the first Chair of the Arts section of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW/AvK) and in 2017 Artistic Director (a.i.) of The International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA).

Andrea Prenghyová

Documentary director and producer. In 2001, she established the Institute of Documentary Film, which under her 10-year leadership became the biggest NGO supporting documentaries in 12 eastern European countries. In 2011, Andrea founded DOK Incubator, an international rough-cut documentary workshop, whose projects regularly premiere at prestigious documentary festivals.

International Competition Jury

Anne Georget

Anne Georget has directed feature documentaries for the last twenty years, most of them broadcast on Arte and public broadcasters in Europe. She’s the president of FIPADOC, a documentary film festival taking place in Biarritz, France.

Nitzan Giladi

Nitzan Gilady is a director, screenwriter, and producer. His documentaries, Jerusalem is Proud to Present, In Satmar Custody, The Last Enemy, and It Runs in the Family, have gained international success and won many awards. His first fiction feature film Wedding Doll won the Best Debut award at the Jerusalem Film Festival, was screened at Toronto Film Festival and nominated for nine Ofir Award categories. In 2004, Gilady received the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sports Award in the filmmaking category.

Dr Ariel Schweitzer

Film historian Dr. Ariel Schweitzer lectures at Tel Aviv University and the University of Paris 8. He is a critic for the French magazine Les Cahiers du Cinéma; author of the books The New Israeli Cinema, and The New Sensibility: Modern Israeli Cinema of the ’60s and ’70s; and editor of the book Il Cinema Iisraeliano Contemporaneo. He has curated many retrospectives, including some dedicated to Bresson, Jean-Luc Godard, Uri Zohar, Amos Gitai, and David Perlov.

Depth of Field Competition Jury

Ohad Milshtein

Ohad Milstein is a producer, director, cinematographer and editor of documentaries, as well as a lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. His films are studies of narrative structure powered by a strong visual component and a cinematic expression that pushes the boundaries of the genre. He is the creator of Flood (2018), Week 23 (2016), Planets (2014), and other films.

Nicola Trezzi

Nicola Trezzi (Magenta, Italy, 1982) is an editor, educator, exhibition maker and writer, currently director of CCA Tel Aviv. From 2014 to 2017 he was head of the MFA at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem and from 2007 to 2014 he was US editor at Flash Art International and a staff member of the Prague Biennale Foundation.

Marta Ponsa

Art historian Marta Ponsa is the Head of Artistic Projects and Public Programs in Jeu de Paume (Paris), where she curates exhibitions, conferences, performances, cinema and video programs. As exhibition curator, she has organized research projects on European photography from 1920-1950, video and visual arts, as well as documentary and experimental films.

Shorts Competition Jury

Ondřej Moravec

Ondřej Moravec is the leading figure in the programming team of the Prague-based One World Film Festival, the largest human rights documentary film festival in the world. He has worked as a reporter in the cultural room of the Czech Television for 4 years, and served as the Program Director of the film festival Čačikano about Romani culture, while also working as a documentary filmmaker. His main interest in the film industry is interactive storytelling and virtual reality.

Ayal Goldberg

Ayal Goldberg directs, edits, and films documentaries. His credits include HaMavri, and Powder (winner of the Best Debut and Best Editing awards at Docaviv 2012). Among other films, he edited Arab Movie and Sound of Torture (winners of the Best Debut award at Docaviv and the Ofir award for Best Documentary Short in 2014, respectively). He is an alumnus of the Department of Photography and a lecturer at the Department of Screen-Based Arts at Bezalel Academy.

Ayelet Albenda

Artist and film director Ayelet Albenda holds a Master’s degree in Art from Berlin University of Fine Arts, studied film at Tel Aviv University, and is the winner of the 2012 Matanel award for young artists. Albenda has spent many years researching online self-representation using film and video art, and her documentary In My Room was among the winners of Docaviv 2017.

Student Competition Jury

Wouter Jansen

Wouter Jansen worked as the head of programming at the Oscar Qualifying Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen during the first 10 editions. In 2013 he started the festival strategy and distribution company Some Shorts which specializes in visually powerful and daring short films (all genres) and feature documentaries. With Some Shorts Wouter tries to support upcoming talented film makers and promote their films internationally.

Dan Shadur

An alumnus of the Tel Aviv University School of Film and Television, Dan Shadur is a documentarian and a writer. His films, King Bibi and Before the Revolution, were screened at festivals and broadcast on television worldwide. His stories and articles have been published in leading Israeli newspapers and magazines.

Rana Abu Fraiha

Rana Abu Fraiha, Israel’s first female Bedouin filmmaker, writes, directs, shoots and edits documentaries. Her first feature film In Her Footsteps won numerous awards locally and internationally. She also teaches filmmaking to teenagers and helps to further-develop Israeli-Arab and Israeli-Bedouin cinema.

Mentors - DOC LAB TLV

Joëlle Alexis

(“Award-winning senior documentary and feature film editor Joëlle Alexis (“Gett: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem”, “The Green Prince”, “A Film Unfinished

Poppy Dixon

A producer working out of the UK on both television and theatrical documentaries. Among her works The Imposter, American Animals and Untouchable, which premiered at Sundance this year.

Yael Biton

Documentary film editor and filmmaker. (Las Fantasmas del Caribe, Disappearances, Machines). Editing tutor and consultant at the HEAD, Geneva, Dok Incubator, Rough Cut Services.

Orestis Andreadakis

The Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He was a founding member of the Athens International Film Festival “Opening Nights” (1995) and the Athens Open Air Film Festival (2010).