Avi  Mograbi

Avi Mograbi

Israel

Biography

Israeli filmmaker and video artist Avi Mograbi was born in 1956 in Tel Aviv. He studied art and philosophy in Tel Aviv. After gathering his first experience assisting directors, his own filmmaking began in 1989. He is not only considered Israel’s most important documentarist, but also as a committed eyewitness of the Middle East conflict, an experimentalist, and avid reformist of cinematic language. His films have appeared at festivals worldwide. THE RECONSTRUCTION (1994) was named Best Documentary Film by the Israeli Film Institute while AUGUST: A MOMENT BEFORE THE ERUPTION (2002) received the Peace Film Award at the Berlinale and was chosen Best Documentary Film in São Paulo. DETAIL (2004) was screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale, honored with the Aprile Award in Milan, and, at the Ann Arbor FF, awarded the Micheal Moore Award for Best Documentary Film. AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY BLUE EYES (2005) was screened at Cannes FF and received the Amnesty Award as well as special mention at the IFF Rotterdam while Z32 (2008) received the Excellence Award at Yamagata FF. In 2009, the Akademie der Künste in Berlin awarded Avi Mograbi the Konrad Wolf Prize for his exceptional cinematic achievements. More recently, ONCE I ENTERED A GARDEN (2012) was awarded Special Jury Award at DocLisboa IFF while BETWEEN FENCES had its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum in 2016.

Films Selection

  • Between Fences (Bein gderot) - 2016
  • Once I Entered a Garden (Nichnasti pa’am lagan) - 2012
  • Z32 - 2008
  • Avenge But One of My Two Eyes - 2005
  • Eich Hifsakti L'fahed V'lamadeti L'ehov et Arik Sharon - 2002
  • August: A Moment Before the Eruption - 2002
  • Yom Huledet Same'ach Mar Mograbi - 1999
  • The Reconstruction - 1994