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Israeli filmmaker and video artist Avi Mograbi was born in 1956 in Tel Aviv, where he lives and works to this day. Having studied art and philosophy, he gained his first production experiences working as an assistant director on commercials and feature films, while his own filmmaking career began in 1989. Since 1999, he has taught documentary and experimental film at Tel Aviv University and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem.

Mograbi, one of Israel’s most distinguished filmmakers, is known for his unwavering commitment to social, cultural and political justice in the Middle East, as well as his experimentalism and innovative contribution to cinematic language.

Avi Mogrbi's documentary films have been programmed by festivals worldwide, including: Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Rome, New York, FID Marseille, Vision du Reel and San Francisco, among others.



Between Fences (82' Israel/France, 2016)

Once I Entered a Garden (99' Israel/France/Switzerland, 2012)

Details 11-13 (12', Israel, 2009)

​Z32 (82´, France/Israel, 2008)

Mrs. Goldstein (9', Israel, 2006)

Avenge But One of My Two Eyes (100´, France/Israel, 2005)

Detail 5-10 (13', Israel, 2005)

Detail (8´, Israel, 2004)

Detail 2&3 (8´, Israel, 2004)

Detail 4 (5´, France/Israel, 2004)

​August (72´, Israel/France, 2002)

At the back (32', Israel, 2000)

​Will you please stop bothering me and my family (7', Israel, 2000)

Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi (77´, Israel/France, 1999)

Relief (5', Israel, 1999)

​How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon (61´, Israel, 1997)

The Reconstruction (50´, Israel, 1994)

​Deportation (12´, Israel, 1989)



Special jury prize - It's all True Film Festival, Sao Paulo, 2013
Konrad Wolf Award - Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 2009
Exellence Award – Yamagata Documentary Film Festival, 2009
Best documentary – Gijon Film Festival, 2008
Israeli Lottery documentary filmmaker award, 2007
Amnesty Award – Roterdam Film Festival, 2006
Young Audience Award Arte Mare Festival, Bastia, 2005
 Special Mention – FID Marseille, 2005
Michael Moore Award – Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2005
First Prize Bilbao Film Festival, 2005
Aprile Award Milano Film Festival, 2004
Special Mention One World Film Festival, Prague, 2004
Special Mention, Huam Rights Film Festival, Argentina, 2004
Michael Moore Award – Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2003
Cinema Art Award Jerusalem Film Festival, 2003
Peace Film Award, Berlinale, 2002
Best Film Award, It's all True Film Festival, Sao Paulo, 2002
NETPAC Special Mention, Taiwan Documentary Film Festival, 2000
Runner Up Award – Yamagata Film Festival, 1999
Special mention Doc Aviv, 1999
Conflict and Resolution Award – Hamptons Film Festival, 1999
Michael Moore Award – Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1999
Second Prize, Jewish Identity award, Yehuda Magnes Museum, 1999
Special Mention – Split Film Festival, 1999
Israeli Film Institute Documentary Award, 1994
Silver Dragon, Cracow Film Festival, 1989




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