Vania Heymann is a Grammy-nominated film director and artist. His work includes music videos for artists such as Coldplay, Bob Dylan, DJ Snake, and Tove Lo, videos created during his studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem that have received critical acclaim, a TV series composed of two-minute episodes broadcast on Israeli TV and short films. He also directs commercials, including spots for Apple, Google, and Nike.
In 2013, Bob Dylan released an official interactive music video that Vania created and directed for the song “Like a Rolling Stone”, this song was first released in 1965 and had not previously had an authorized video. The video allows viewers to flip through 16 television channels, which all feature characters who are lip-syncing the lyrics of the song.
In December 2013, Time Magazine named the video Best music video of 2013. The video has since won many prizes including a Webby Award and 4 Gold Lions at the Cannes Lions in the Film Craft, Direct, and Branded Content & Entertainment categories.
In 2016 together with Gal Muggia, he directed a music video for Coldplay, for the song “Up&Up”. They were nominated for a Grammy for best music video, nominated for best director at the MTV VMA’s, and won the “best visual effects” category at the 2016 MTV VMA’s.
His videos have been viewed over 400 million times on YouTube.
Vania Heymann was the visual arts winner of AICF’s Israeli Culture and Arts (ICA) awards in 2019.