Shimon Dotan

Fellow: Awarded 2012

Field of Study: Film - Video

Competition: US & Canada


Shimon Dotan is an award-winning filmmaker with thirteen feature films to his credit. He is also a professor at New York University and New School University, where he teaches Political Cinema and Film Directing. His films have been awarded the Special Jury Prize at Sundance (Hot House), the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival (The Smile of the Lamb), numerous Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Repeat Dive; The Smile of the Lamb), and Best Film at the Newport Beach Film Festival (You Can Thank Me Later). Dotan’s films have mostly dealt with cultural and political conflict. His most recent film, Watching TV With The Red Chinese, tells the story of three Chinese exchange students in New York City.

Profile photograph by Netaya Anbar.