Until recently I served as Director of Film and media at Israel's Office for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, New York. My focus was on Film, Television and Indie Rock. We assist Israeli films as they worked the festival circuit and headed towards distribution. I initiate and produce cultural events in the tri-state area – screenings, panels, receptions, showcases and more . During my post I worked and collaborated with many cultural organizations including: NYFF, Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, CMJ, IFP, MoMA, Strand Releasing, American Museum of Natural History, BAFTA – New York, The British Consulate, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Columbia Film School, Anthologies Film Archives, Israeli Film Fund, The New Fund for Cinema and Television (Israel) and many more. In addition, I managed a limited budget, while trying to cultivate existing partnerships and seeking out new ones. In addition, our Office routinely advised and coordinated the cultural personnel in the 12 other Israeli missions stationed in North America. For my full resume, visit my LinkedIn.
Speaking Engagements / Critical Writing
As an avid film scholar, I relish any chance to discuss or write about Cinema. Before my term at the Consulate I worked as a freelance film journalist for the Tel Aviv Cinemateque magazine. In the past couple of years I have had many speaking engagements as a panelist, moderator or Q & A for organizations such as the Jacob Burns Film Center, Gold Coast International Film Festival, Great Neck Art Center and many more.