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Director Bio

AAvishai Sivan (1977, Israel) is a filmmaker,
visual artist and published author.
His most recent short film, “His Death” (34 min), has won the Best Israeli Short Film Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2020.
Sivan’s third feature film, “Tikkun,” won the Silver Leopard Special Jury Award, a Special Mention for Cinematography, and the IFFS Don Quixote Prize at the Locarno Film Festival 2015. “Tikkun” also won Best Feature, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography & Best Actor (Khalifa Natour) at the Jerusalem Film Festival 2015. The film 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 the 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.
Sivan’s second feature film, "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 also exhibits artwork in galleries and museums in Israel and abroad.
Currently, Sivan is working on two full length feature films, “Lot’s Wife” and “An Ocean of Tears,” both at casting and fund-raising stages.

"The Uzbek Trilogy" is Sivan’s second documentary.