עברית

פסטיבל אוטופיה 2020

אוטופיה בשנת דיסטופיה

2020-2021

17.12.2020 - 31.01.2021

אוטופיה בשנת דיסטופיה > מהדורה דיגיטלית ארוכה במיוחד

The Program

Special Guests and Participants

Vincenzo Natali

Film maker

Writer director of Cube, Splice and In The Tall Grass.

Maritte Sørensen

Festival Director, Lund Fantastic Film Festival

Sweden

Festival Director of the Lund Fantastic Film Festival. Maritte loves everything violent, but also everything cute. You have to take the good with the bad. Keep it balanced!

Chris Oosterom

Festival Director, Amsterdam Imagine International Fantastic Film Festival

The Netherlands

Director, the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam

Isaac Ezban

Film maker

Mexico

Sci-fi film-maker from Mexico (THE INCIDENT, THE SIMILAR, PARALLEL), co-founder of Red Elephant Films and Autocinema Coyote (Coyote Drive-In)

Mattie Do

Film maker

Utopia 2020 rising star in world genre film-making spotlight, Lao film-maker - Chanthaly, Dearest Sister, The Long Walk.

Noah Hutton

Film maker, Lapsis

Director of documentary and narrative films, including Lapsis (2021) and In Silico (2021).

Annick Mahnert

Film Producer, Dearest Sister, The Long Walk

Producer, Festival Programmer and Acquisitions Consultant ,Mahnert opened her independent company Screen Division in 2013, working as a freelance producer, acquisitions consultant and festival programmer. She is a programmer at the Sitges Fantastic Film Festival, Head of Programming at Fantastic Fest in Austin and since April 2020 also the Executive Director at the Frontières Co-Production Market, the leading industry initiative for genre film professionals.

Robert D. Krzykowski

Writer / Producer / Director - Makeshift Pictures, The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot

Writer, producer, director, The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot.

Orçun Behram

Film Director

Istanbul-born director, cinematographer, and photographer. Behram holds a bachelor's degree in cinema from Columbia College Chicago, has directed a number of short films, "The Antenna" is his feature debut.

The Festival Team

Yuval Adar

Programming Team, Utopia Festival

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

Uri Aviv

Science Fiction Evangelist. Director, Utopia Festival & Association, Promethean - Project Management, Program Curation, Artistic Consultancy and Production

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.

Mey Izhar

Utopia Content Producer

Events and content producer, Utopia - the Tel-Aviv International Festival for Science Fiction and Fantastic Genre Films, Speculative Literature Program and Digital Magazine

Tal Sara Meiri

Creative and Technical Producer, Production Team, Selection Team - Utopia // Culture Researcher & DJ

Artistic director and film curator., Music, film and culture researcher, DJ and actress.

Eitan Gafny

Programming Team, Utopia Festival, Director and Writer, Pioneer of Israeli Genre Cinema

Film director and writer, a pioneer of Israeli Genre Cinema. Afraid of Cockroaches, but a nice person in general.

Ohad Ephrath

Technical Director, Utopia Festival

Video producer and editor working as tech director for numerous Israeli film festivals.

Michael Plutno

Programming Team, Utopia Festival

Documentary filmmaker and film theorist, photographer.

Neta Shenitzer

Director, Israeli Shorts Film Program, Utopia Film Festival

Film maker and a writer.

Pablo Utin

Programming Team, Utopia Festival

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.

Shay Gabso

Programming Team, Utopia Festival

Living a simple life in Tel-Aviv while dreaming and writing about other worlds. Holds great appreciation for creatives & artists.

Narkis Tepler

Programming Team, Utopia Festival

screenwriter, DJ, XCCV

Olga Gershenson

Utopia, film programmer

Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and Film Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Oron Shamir

Film critic at Haaretz / srita.net

A seasoned film critic (Haaretz, City Mouse, Mako) and founder of the award-winning film-blog srita.net. currently based in Brooklyn, NY.

Maya Magnat

Digital Culture Artist, Researcher, Educator and Activist

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

Amir Bogen

Film journalist, festival and program curator, academic scholar and public speaker

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

Dana Schweppe

International Programming Team, Utopia 2021

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

Yotam Ishay

International Programming Team, Utopia 2021, Actor, Writer, Amateur Gardner

International Programming Team, Utopia 2021, Actor, Writer, Amateur Gardner, Bird Enthusiast, Sailor, Dad of a Good Doggo