Biography

Ofir Raul Graizer was born in Israel in 1981 and currently lives in Berlin and Jerusalem. After working as a graphic designer, textile shop manager, salesman and finally a cook, he began studying in 2005 for a bachelor of fine arts at the Film and Television School in Sapir College, Sderot. Graizer’s short film A PRAYER IN JANUARY (2007) was screened at 20 film festivals and picked up for distribu- tion. During his studies, Graizer was twice awarded for his editing of full-length docu- mentaries. His graduation film, DOR, won first prize at the Katowice Film Festival and was selected for the Clermont-Ferrand and Max Ophüls festivals among others. After graduat- ing, Graizer participated in the Berlinale Talents programme 2011, the Nipkow Programme 2011 and received development funds from the Cinema South Festival and the jerusalem Film Fund. His film CHILE FACTORY (2015) was selected at the Festival de Cannes Directors' Fortnight. His latest feature THE CAKEMAKER (2017) was selected at the Karlovy Vary and Jerusalem FF where it won the Jerusalem Foundation Award for Best Editing (Michal Openheim), and the Lia Award in honor of Lia van Leer for films dealing with Jewish heritage.

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