Yair Shvartz

    Yair Shvartz is a New York based, Belgian raised, Israeli-born Writer/Director of award-winning short films “Life is No Joke” and “Bert’s Plan”.

    Yair is the author of three feature-length screenplays and a graduate of the New York Film Academy, where he earned his Masters degree, honing skills behind the camera and developing a penchant for dark comedy, offbeat characters and zany situations.
    His work has screened internationally and is known for its thematic explorations of life, death, religion and philosophy.

    Yair’s debut short, “Bert’s Plan” received the prestigious Golden Eagle prize from CINE, placing him in the footfalls of past honorees such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. The movie later received the 
Silver Palm from Mexico International Film Festival and the Van Gogh award from Amsterdam International Film Festival.