Ofir Raul Graizer is an Israeli-born film director and scriptwriter who lives in Germany and works internationally. He is a graduate of the Film School in Sapir College, Sderot. His first year's short film "A Prayer in January" participated in 20 film festivals and was sold to distribution. His following short films were screened in numerous film festivals including Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, and more. His first feature film "The Cakemaker" participated in numerous film festivals, received international acclaim, certified with a 98% grade in Rottentomateos, and won 7 awards in the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, thus being Israel's official entry to the Oscars. His second feature, "America", which was filmed during the Covid-19 lockdown in Tel Aviv, is in post-production. Graizer is currently working on several films and literary projects, and he recently published a cookbook in the German language.



Winner of the Ophir Award - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay - The Israeli Academy of Film and Television

Winner of The Critics Prize - Miami Jewish Film Festival

Winner of the Audience Award - Kosmorama Trondheim Internasjonale Filmfestival

Winner of The Best Film Award - Provincetown International Film Festival 

Winner of the Special Jury Diploma - Molodist International Film Festival

Winner of the Jury Prize - Festival du Cinéma Israelién de Montréal

Winner - The Best Director, the Best Israeli Film - Berlin Jewish Film Festival

Winner of the 2nd Best Feature - Würzburg International Filmweekend

Granted the Script Development Fund from the IDM Sout Tyrol ("The Dream of the Shepherd")

Granted the Script Development Fund from The Israeli Film Fund ("America")


Winner of the Ecunomal Jury Award -  Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Winner of The Lia Van Leer Award - Jerusalem Film Festival


CINELAB - Pitch Point, Jerusalem Film Festival

Rabinowich Film Fund for Post Production

Best Film – Basta Fest Serbia


Selected to participate in Chile Factory - Director's Fortnight, Cannes


Talent Project Market - Berlinale Talents 


Agora Film Market - Thessaloniki Film Festival 


Development Fund - Jerusalem Film & Television Fund

Berlinale Talent Campus

The Nipkow Program - Expanded support for project exellence


The Nipkow Program - Development Grant - "The German Cakemaker"

REGIOFUN Film Festival - Best Film for "DOR" - Short Film Competition


3rd Award - Gottlib Screenplay Competition for the screenplay of “September”

The Southern Filmmaker Award, Cinema South Festival

2nd Prize for Treatments - Tel Avid Student Film Festival


Goldfarb Film Scholarship

Eli Gelfend Short Film Fund

Best Editing for "Fragments", CSFF

Best Film - Student Competition DocAviv

Best Film Cinema South Festival


Best Editing for "Reds - Chronicle of a Struggle” Cinema South Festival


Dean's Scholarship, Sapir Academic College

Winner of Filmmaker’s Scholarship Sapir Academic College

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