About Omri Dekel Kadosh

Omri Dekel Kadosh is a writer and director based in Tel-Aviv. In His works he challenges the traditional limits between documentary and fiction, truth and cinema and creates a hybrid plane in which the personal and the cinematic intertwine.

Academic training

• 2012-2017 Graduated with excellence 5 years of film-making studies at “Sam Spiegel Film School” academy in Jerusalem. Expertise in directing and screenwriting. Professional mentors: Nadav Lapid, Tom Shoval,Talya Lavie, Eran Kolirin, Elad Keidan, and Rennen Schorr.
• Additional master classes attendance: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Leos Carax, Clair Denis, Carols Reygaadas, Hal Hartley, Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Slavomir Idziak, Sebastian Schipper, Peter Strickland
• 2009-2012 Served as a fighter in the missile ships troops of the IDF’s navy. Specialized in electronic warfare and got a sergeant rank early for excellence.
• 2003-2009 Studied filmmaking and philosophy at the Ironi alef high school for arts and finished in excellence.
Film grants and Scholarships:

• ‘Gesher Film Fund’ Development and production grant for short films (‘The Accident’, 2020)
• ‘The NFCT Fund’ Development and production grant for short films (‘The Accident’, 2020)
• ‘The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts’ grant for a web series ‘Benafsham’, 2020)
• ‘The NFCT Fund’ grant for a web series (‘Benafsham’, 2020)
• Kan 11 the national Israeli Television Development and production grant for web series ‘Benafsham’, 2020)
• ‘The NFCT Fund’ grant gor “short and kicking” program (PITALEV 2019)
• ‘The Eli Gelfand Film Fund’ grant for short film script (“Portrait Of My Family In My 13th Year”, 2017)
• ‘Gesher Film Fund’ production grant for short film (“Portrait Of My Family In My 13th Year”, 2017)
• Winner at the Short Films Pitching competition at the ‘Haifa Film Festival’

2020 ‘The Accident (31 min)

• Winner of best short the Israeli Academy awards
• Winner of The Promising Director Award Jerusalem Film Festival 2020
• Best Film Award Independent Competition Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 2021
• Winner of best short film Carmel short film festival
2020 ‘Benafsham’ – 6 episodes web series, KAN11

• Nominated for the Israeli Television Academy awards on the web series category
• Nominated for the best web series award Israeli documentary forum
• The Series achieved more than 3 millions views around Israel, and started a meaningful dialogue about the prejudice mentally ill people suffer from.
2019 ‘PITALEV’ (10min)

• Official Selection SLAMDANCE
• Official Selection Cinema South Film Festival
• Best Short Lod Social Film Festival
2017 ‘Portrait Of My Family In My 13th Year’ (16min hybrid)

• Official selection San Sebastian 2018
• Best short award Jerusalem Film Festival 2017
• Best Director Poitiers International Film Festival
• Best short award New York Shorts
• Best short award Cilect
• Best script Early Bird Sophia
• Best director Festivalul Cinemaiubit Bucharest
• Best of the fest Alpinale Short Film Festival
• Nominated for the Israeli Academy award on the short film category
• Official Selection Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival
• Official Selection Filmfest München
• Official selection Festival Chalon tout Court
• Official selection Freshwave Hong Kong
• Official selection Lublin Film Festival
• Official selection International Short Film Festival Brno 16
• Official selection Les yeux ouverts film festival

Omri Dekel Kadosh

Directing, Screenwriting, Documentary, Narrative

Tel Aviv, ישראל