Omri Dekel Kadosh

    Grant Recipient
    • Film

    Tel Aviv, Israel

    Artist Website

    Omri Dekel Kadosh is a writer and director based in Tel-Aviv. In His works he challenges the traditional limits between documentary and fiction, truth and cinema and creates a hybrid plane in which the personal and the cinematic intertwine.

    Academic training

    • 2012-2017 Graduated with excellence 5 years of film-making studies at “Sam Spiegel Film School” academy in Jerusalem. Expertise in directing and screenwriting. Professional mentors: Nadav Lapid, Tom Shoval,Talya Lavie, Eran Kolirin, Elad Keidan, and Rennen Schorr.
    • • Additional master classes attendance: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Leos Carax, Clair Denis, Carols Reygaadas, Hal Hartley, Wim Wenders, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Slavomir Idziak, Sebastian Schipper, Peter Strickland
    • 2009-2012 Served as a fighter in the missile ships troops of the IDF’s navy. Specialized in electronic warfare and got a sergeant rank early for excellence.
    • 2003-2009 Studied filmmaking and philosophy at the Ironi alef high school for arts and finished in excellence.

    Film grants and Scholarships:

    • ‘Gesher Film Fund’  Development and production grant  for short films  (‘The Accident’, 2020)
    • ‘The NFCT Fund’ Development and production grant  for short films  (‘The Accident’, 2020)
    • • ‘The Yehoshua Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts’ grant for a web series ‘Benafsham’, 2020)
    • ‘The NFCT Fund’ grant for a web series (‘Benafsham’, 2020)
    • Kan 11 the national Israeli Television Development and production grant for web series ‘Benafsham’, 2020)
    • ‘The NFCT Fund’ grant gor “short and kicking” program (PITALEV 2019)
    • ‘The Eli Gelfand Film Fund’ grant for short film script (“Portrait Of My Family In My 13th Year”, 2017)
    • ‘Gesher Film Fund’ production grant for short film (“Portrait Of My Family In My 13th Year”, 2017)
    • Winner at the Short Films Pitching competition at the ‘Haifa Film Festival’


    2020 ‘The Accident (31 min)

    • Winner of best short the Israeli Academy awards
    • • Winner of The Promising Director Award Jerusalem Film Festival 2020
    • • Best Film Award Independent Competition  Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 2021
    • Winner of best short film Carmel short film festival

    2020  ‘Benafsham’ – 6 episodes web series, KAN11

    • Nominated for the Israeli Television Academy awards on the web series category
    • Nominated for the best web series award Israeli documentary forum
    • • The Series achieved more than 3 millions views around Israel, and started a meaningful dialogue about the prejudice mentally ill people suffer from.

    2019 ‘PITALEV’ (10min)

    • • Official Selection SLAMDANCE
    • • Official Selection Cinema South Film Festival
    • Best Short Lod Social Film Festival

    2017 ‘Portrait Of My Family In My 13th Year’ (16min hybrid)

    • • Official selection San Sebastian 2018
    • Best short award Jerusalem Film Festival 2017
    • Best Director Poitiers International Film Festival
    • Best short award New York Shorts
    • Best short award Cilect
    • Best script Early Bird Sophia
    • Best director Festivalul Cinemaiubit Bucharest
    • Best of the fest Alpinale Short Film Festival
    • Nominated for the Israeli Academy award on the short film category
    • • Official Selection Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival
    • • Official Selection Filmfest München
    • • Official selection Festival Chalon tout Court
    • • Official selection Freshwave Hong Kong 
    • • Official selection  Lublin Film Festival
    • • Official selection International Short Film Festival Brno 16 
    • • Official selection Les yeux ouverts film festival