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  • Yuval Adar

    Youngest member of the Utopia team. Part of the film festival team since 2013 (age 15).

    Uri Aviv

    Director of the Utopia Festival for Science Fiction and Future Story-telling. As the Promethean Consultancy, program curator, PMO, artistic consultant and producer, writer and speaker on topics of technology and society, science fiction and the future.

    Yoav Avni

    Writer & translator

    Rina Jean Baroukh

    Literature researcher, writer, translator, editor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and in the Be'er Sheva Writer's House, Editor of the literary magazine "Speculation".

    Amir Bogen

    Bogen is a veteran film journalist, film program curator, academic scholar and festival director at LIFF (Lighthouse International Film Festival, NJ, USA)

    Yuval Brenner

    Brenner creates and explores visual world and themes using both digital tools and traditional techniques.

    Dr. Eli Cook

    Senior Lecturer in the General History Department at the University of Haifa in Israel and head of the American Studies Program.

    Alex Epstein

    Alex Epstein is an Israeli writer of Russian descent known for his micro stories, two-time winner of the Israeli Prime Minister's Prize for Authors and Poets (2003; 2016). Epstein’s publications include a children’s book, poetry, novels and short story collections. His work has been translated into numerous languages, including English, French, Portuguese and Russian. In 2013-14 Epstein took part in the Utopia “Designing Tomorrow” project, getting authors, designers and creatives together with technology entrepreneurs and scientists.

    Adam Etzion

    Science Fiction Activist

    Prof. Elana Gomel

    Prof. Gomel teaches in the Department of English Literature and American Studies at the Tel Aviv University with research specializations in science fiction and fantasy, narrative science, Dickens, Victorian culture and Post-humanism. Alongside her research and teaching, Prof. Gomel is also a published author of science fiction and fantasy texts and novels.

    Tsila Hassine

    Hassine is an artist, lecturer and researcher. Her creative work was exhibited at the Jerusalem Science Museum, the Tel-Aviv Center for Contemporary Art, the Berlin Transmediale, Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), Gasworks (London), Maxxi, the Venice Biennale, and more. As of 2019 She is the founder and CEO of the early stage ArtUp “Shmoogle: Search Different, Think Different."

    Omri Herzog

    Israeli literature critic and culture researcher and theorist, specializing in popular culture and literature.

    Ezry Keydar

    Lives in Mitzpe Ramon, loves nature mountains and desert landscapes, photographer, musician, entrepreneur and social and environmental activist.

    Eden Kupermintz

    Program curator, speaker and music & culture journalist, programmer for Utopia, the Tel-Aviv International Festival for Science Fiction and Fantastic Film, editor-in-chief of Heavy Blog is Heavy, web developer and scifi enthusiast.

    Boaz Lavie

    Lavie is an Israeli author and playwright, game designer and entrepreneur. His play “Nephilim” (created with Yonatan Levi) premiered at The Israel Arts Festival in Jerusalem. “The Divine”, a graphic novel (created with illustrators Asaf and Tomer Hanuka) became a New York Times bestseller, was a Hugo Award Nominee and won the International Manga Award and.

    Ron Lavy

    Copywriter at the Adler-Chomsky ad agency, writes independently about ideas and topics at the nexus of cinema, pop culture and psychology

    Maya Magnat

    Theater and performance artist, academic researcher, educator and social activist at the focal point of digital culture, technology, media and intimacy.

    Yael Maurer

    Yael Maurer is a researcher and lecturer with an interest in science fiction, American literature, popular culture and film.

    Shalev Moran

    Artist and game designer, Digital Utopia editorial board

    Gabriel S Moses

    Artistic researcher of post-digital media, sequential narration, and performance.

    Nadav Neuman

    Journalist & poet, fascinated by the strange interconnectivity of things.

    Gadi Rimer

    Film-maker, critic and journalist, Cinema Studies graduate from the Tel-Aviv University Film School.

    Gil Rimon

    Web developer, writer

    Gili Ron

    Israeli architect based in Berlin. Ron practices computational design, design-research and writes about digital culture in architecture.

    Michael (Mysh) Rozanov

    Visual artist, politically queer, optimist for real

    Dana Schweppe

    International Programming Team, Utopia 2021. MA in literature, researching Hebrew literature in America, interested in Jewish dystopian writing and genre films.

    Yanai Sened

    Yanai Sened is an (ex) Programmer, (ex) Teacher, and philosophy PhD candidate, Fordham University, New York City.

    Tom Shapira

    Shapira is a comics critic who writes for several venues including Haaretz, The Comics Journal, PanelXPanel and others.

    Shirley Shor

    New media artist since Y2K .Cyber Art culture pioneer. Crypto artist since 2018.

    Dana Tor

    Researcher and writer in the field of Psychoanalysis, holder of Master's degree in English Literature from TAU, in Lacanian psychoanalytic formation.

    Pablo Utin

    Film Scholar and critic, Author of 3 books on Israeli Cinema and has a passion for teleporting which he can't currently pursue for lack of proper technology.

    Marlyn Vinig

    Marlyn Vinig is a film critic and Jewish-Orthodox film researcher