Hanna Azoulay Hasfari is an Israeli actress, screenwriter, playwright, film director and a two-time winner of the Ophir Award, Jerusalem Film Festival Best Actress, Chamber of Critics Best Actress. She has won Festroia International Film Festival Best Screenplay, and Special Mention Sh’Chur At Berlin International Film Festival. She has appeared in numerous stage productions in leading theaters in Israel, including the Cameri Theater, the Haifa Theatrer, Be’er Sheva Theater and Beit Lessin Theater, Dimona Theater. She has also written numerous plays, such as Match Void (Cameri Theater, Red Lion Theater in London); Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement; Beit Lessin, the Jewish Theatre, NOTTARA theater in Bucharest, Romania and Boston Center for the Arts, Satu Mare Theater in Romania); Mimuna (Beit Lessin), and Dina (Boston Center for the Arts’, Dimona theater in Israel). One of Hanna’s first movie scripts was Sh’Chur (1994). It received international awards and recognition.
Most recently, she produced, wrote, directed and acted in her film called Orange People which was awarded the Jury Award for Best Film in 2013 at the International Women’s Film Festival, in Rehovot. She has acted in many Israeli films both Israeli and American, including Sh’Chur, Lovesick on Nana Street (1995) and shiva (7 Days 2008).
Hanna Azoulay Hasfari was the theater winner of AICF’s Israeli Culture and Arts (ICA) awards in 2019.