Guest Filmmakers 2016
Davide Ferrario, Italy
Davide Ferrario, Film Director, was born June 26, 1956, in Casalmaggiore, Italy and currently lives in Turin. He started working in the field of cinema in the '70s as a film critic and essayist, starting in the same circles as Fassbinder, Wenders, Wajda and other directors. He has worked with Spike Lee, John Sayles, and Jim Jarmusch. His directorial debut was in 1989 with the end of the night, judged "Best Independent Film" of the season. He has presented at numerous international festivals, including Berlin, Sundance, Venice, Toronto, Locarno. He now runs a production house called Rosso Fuoco. He is the author of the novels: Fade to Black which has been translated into many languages and adapted for the screen by Oliver Parker. In September, Feltrinelli released “My Blood”. He is a contributor to newspapers and radio stations; and, recently, photographer.
Adi Halfin, Israel
Adi Halfin, Film Director and Editor, is an award winning director and screenwriter. Born in Jerusalem, 1977, and raised partly in London, she is a graduate cum laude of the Sam Spiegel Film School, Jerusalem. Her three shorts have traveled the world in prestigious festivals such as Cannes and Berlinale and have won numerous prizes. Adi has worked as a 1st assistant director in feature films, TV dramas and commercials, assisting and learning from the best Israeli directors, such as Amos Gitai, Samuel Maoz, Rama Burshtein and many more. In addition to directing documentaries, music videos and commercials, Adi teaches production and directing in film schools, where she has built a unique program that emphasizes the relations between the history of art and cinema. Her recent work "HOME ALONE" in which she collaborated with the BatSheva Dance Company was a viral hit and has won best short in the San Francisco Dance Film Festival (2014) and in Korea's SESIFF festival (2014). Adi currently divides her time between Tel-Aviv and Berlin, where she's working on her first two feature films, writing two shorts and directing music videos and commercials.
Dana Shalev, Israel
Dana Shalev, Documentary Filmmaker and Editor, is a documentary filmmaker and an independent dance scholar, resides in Tel-Aviv. In the last decade she was involved in many documentary film and TV projects as a director and an editor. She’s been working as a dance writer for “Erev-Rav” art magazine since 2011. She received her BA in Film and Jewish Philosophy and her MA degree in Cultural Studies from Tel-Aviv University.