Tomer Heymann (born October 12, 1970 in Kfar Yedidia, Israel) is an Israeli filmmaker.He is best known for his work on the documentary films Paper Dolls , Mr.Gaga and Who's Gonna Love Me Now? .
Heymann has directed many documentary films and series in the past ten years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals including his first film It Kinda Scares Me. Paper Dolls won three awards at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film and TV series Bridge over the Wadi, co-produced with the American ITVS, won the Israeli Documentary Film competition, participated in IDFA Festival's prestigious competition and won many awards around the world. Tomer's new 8-part series The Way Home was recently[ when? ] broadcast by the Yes Doco Channel in Israel and won the best documentary series award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. I Shot My Love premiered at Berlin Int'l Film Festival in 2010, won the Best Mid-length Award at Hotdocs and was screened in major film festival including: Dok/Fest Sheffield, Taiwan Int'l Documentary Film Festival, Kassel Film Festival and more. The 2016 documentary Who's Gonna Love Me Now? , directed by Tomer and his brother Barak Heymann, explores the life of Saar, a gay HIV-positive Israeli man living in London whom Tomer met in Tel Aviv in 1994.
Ohad Naharin is an Israeli choreographer and contemporary dancer. He served as artistic director of Batsheva Dance Company from 1990; he stepped down in 2018.
The 56th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 9 to 19 February 2006. The festival opened with Snow Cake by Marc Evans. Digitally restored version of Sam Peckinpah's 1972 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid served as the closing film. British actress Charlotte Rampling was selected as the head of the jury. The Golden Bear was awarded to Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams directed by Jasmila Žbanić.
Keep Not Silent is a 2004 Israeli documentary film directed and produced by Ilil Alexander about three lesbians in Jerusalem. Ilil had just graduated from Tel-Aviv University Film School.
Bae Doona (Korean: 배두나) born October 11, 1979) is a South Korean actress and photographer. She became known outside Korea for her roles as a political activist in Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), archer Park Nam-joo in Bong Joon-ho's The Host (2006), and as the doll in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Air Doll (2009). She has had English-speaking roles in the Wachowski films Cloud Atlas (2012) and Jupiter Ascending (2015), and their TV series Sense8 (2015–2018). Her latest work is on a Netflix period zombie thriller, Kingdom (2019–present).
Paper Dolls is a 2006 documentary by Israeli director Tomer Heymann, which follows the lives of transgender migrant workers from the Philippines who work as health care providers for elderly Orthodox Jewish men and perform as drag queens during their spare time. It also delves into the lives of societal outcasts who search for freedom and acceptance.
Fernando Garibay, known mononymously as Garibay, is an American record producer, songwriter, DJ and entrepreneur.
Hagai Levi is a television creator, writer, director and producer.
Pink Apple is the biggest gay & lesbian film festival in Switzerland and takes place every springtime in Zürich and Frauenfeld.
"Side by Side" Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival is an international film festival that seeks to explore the issues of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender (LGBT) through art cinema. Since 2008 it has taken place every autumn in Russia, in Saint Petersburg. In addition, various special events are held almost every month, and since 2009 film showings and discussions have also been conducted in other parts of Russia.
Michal Aviad is director, script writer, producer and senior lecturer at the Department of Cinema and Television, Tel Aviv University.
Barak Heymann is an Israeli film director and producer.
Dani Menkin is a Los Angeles base multi award winning writer, director, and film producer. He is a twice Israeli Academy Award Winner, and the founder of film production company Hey Jude Productions.
Slawomir Grünberg is a Polish-born naturalized American documentary producer, director and cameraman.
Yehonatan Indursky is an Israeli filmmaker.
Jewish Motifs International Film Festival is a major Jewish-themed film festival held annually in Warsaw, Poland. The festival has been held every year since 2004.
Tali Shalom-Ezer is an Israeli filmmaker, screenwriter, and director. She is best known for her debut feature, Princess (2014) which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival as part of the World Dramatic Competition.
The 66th Berlin International Film Festival was held from 11 to 21 February 2016, with American actress Meryl Streep as the President of the Jury. The Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement was presented to German cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. Hail, Caesar!, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, was selected to open the festival. The Golden Bear was awarded to the Italian documentary Fire at Sea, directed by Gianfranco Rosi, which also serves as closing night film.
Who's Gonna Love Me Now? is a British-Israeli co-produced documentary film, released in 2016. Directed by Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann, the film centres on Saar Maoz, a gay and HIV-positive Israeli expatriate living in London. Returning home for the first time since being thrown out by his family 20 years earlier for coming out as gay, the film contrasts his difficulties finding acceptance at home with the life he has built for himself as a member of the London Gay Men's Chorus. Tomer Heymann first met Maoz one night in Tel Aviv in 1994, but the pair lost contact until roughly ten years later when Heymann recognised Maoz in the street. Who's Gonna Love Me Now? was eventually pitched at the 2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest's MeetMarket.
Maya Kenig is an Israeli film director, writer and actress. As a director, she is known for In the shade of the palm tree (2018), The Bentwich Syndrome (2015), Off-White Lies (2011) and Top of the world (2005). Her films were awarded in many festivals worldwide. As an editor, she is known for On the spectrum, Uri and Ella, Up the wrong tree, Connected . These days she is writing a script for a feature film Milk which was selected for the Berlinale talent Market 2018 and it won the VFF Talent Highlight Award. As an actress she is known for Around trip (2018), You're Next (2016), A Strange course of events (2014) Up the Wrong Tree (2013), Petah Tiqva (2007).
The 5th Moscow Jewish Film Festival is an annual international film festival, which aims to gather in the program features, documentaries, shorts and animated films on the subject of Jewish culture, history and national identity and contemporary problems.