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Director Bio



Avishai Sivan (1977, Israel) is a filmmaker, visual artist and published author.
His film “Tikkun” won the Silver Leopard Special Jury Award at Locarno Film Festival 2015, with a Special Mention for Cinematography and the IFFS Don Quixote Prize.
Tikkun also won Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography & Best Actor (Khalifa Natour) at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2015. ‘Tikkun’ was sold for distribution in the USA and in France. It was commercially screened in Israel after winning the Ophir Award for Best Cinematography by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television.
Sivan’s first feature film, "The Wanderer", premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2010, in the Directors’ Fortnight section. The film won Best First Feature Film and Best Cinematography at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2010.
His video work "Visa", won Best Independent Film at the Cinema South Festival 2013.
Sivan’s documentary film, "Soap Opera of a Frozen Filmmaker", a seven-part video diary, won Best Experimental Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, 2007. In 2010, Sivan received the Israel Ministry of Culture’s Cinema Prize.
His first book, "Musings on Filmmaking whilst Cycling through the City", was published in 2011.
Sivan is currently developing his next feature film entitled “The Pirate”, a spy thriller based on the novel “Three Envelopes” by Nir Hezroni.
Sivan also exhibits artwork in galleries and museums in Israel and abroad.



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