Israeli Filmmaker Tom Shoval has won rave reviews for his sharp visual style and storytelling abilities. In 2007, he graduated with honours from Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Film & Television School. The founding-director of the school Renen Schorr, described him as “one of the most significant and committed talents I have ever seen”.
Shoval’s award-winning short films, have been screened at film festivals worldwide. His debut feature, YOUTH (2013), a social drama and thriller depicting the challenges of middle-class life in Israel, gained great success both critically and with the audience. It premiered at the Berlinale and won a number of prestigious awards, among which Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
AYA, a short film he co-wrote was nominated for the 2015 Academy Awards. Academy Award winner Alejandro González Iñárritu has personally chosen Shoval as his protégé and is now following Shoval’s new feature film development and production process.