Shachaf Dekel

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    Hod Hasharon, Israel

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    Shachaf Dekel is a filmmaker and storyteller. She believes human stories and quality filmmaking are a way to create impact, engage with one another, break down culture barriers, and promote empathy. Shachaf is an ardent fan of short-form documentaries.

    To her, social media can be much more than consumerism and vlogs. Shachaf uses the power of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to get art, culture, and meaningful content to viewers worldwide. Her alternative culture channel on YouTube features high-quality content about art and critical thinking.

    Shachaf’s web series Yotsrim includes 74 episodes, each visiting the studio of a different independent creator in Israel. The series won an award for Best Documentary at NYC Web Fest 2019, and was screened at festivals around the world.

    Her recent short documentary, Artopia #Belfast, is about activist creators in Belfast. It was selected for screening at the Docaviv festival.

    Shachaf’s current web series, Hagut, is an attempt to address social and political issues in Israel, through scholars and philosophers who share their views on her YouTube channel.

    Shachaf loves taking part in master classes on web docs, and speaking about the importance of creating space for culture online. She also gives lectures on Israel’s contemporary art & design scene, incorporating examples from her web series Yotsrim.

    Please feel free to contact her for questions and collaborations.

    Documentary films:
    ARTOPIA #Belfast | Short documentary 2020
    HAGUT | Web series 2020
    Yotsrim | Web series 2014-9
    A conversation with author Aharon Appelfeld | Documentary 2012

    A section at Basis Magazine – articles about digital media 2020
    CREATORS TALK – Video podcast in quarantine 2020
    Blog – articles about digital media 2020

    Experimental films:
    NOTEBOOK | Short experimental film 2019
    AND THERE WAS NO MAN IN THE LAND | video art 2012
    TIME HAS COME | Video art 2012
    MARIA GROSS | Video art
    ANOTHER WORLD | Video art 2011
    BECOMING | Video art 2008

    Interactive art:
    The Mapo Experiment installation 2017

    Initiatives and curating:
    WebiDocs | Program Curating at DOCAVIV Festival 2019
    Group exhibition at Hanina Gallery 2016
    WHcreation | International Web Art Gallery 2009-10​

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