Ofir Raul Graizer is Israeli-born film director and script writer who lives between Berlin and Jerusalem 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 100% grade in Rottentomateos and won 7 awards in the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, thus being Israel's official entry to the Oscars. Currently Graizer is working on several film and literary projects, including a book of recipes and stories.  

AWARDS AND SPECIAL MENTIONS:

2018

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")

2017

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

Winner of The Lia Van Leer Award - Jerusalem Film Festival

2016   

CINELAB - Pitch Point, Jerusalem Film Festival

Rabinowich Film Fund for Post Production

Best Film – Basta Fest Serbia

2015   

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

2014   

Talent Project Market - Berlinale Talents 

2013   

Agora Film Market - Thessaloniki Film Festival 

2012   

Development Fund - Jerusalem Film & Television Fund

Berlinale Talent Campus

The Nipkow Program - Expanded support for project exellence

2011   

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

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

2010   

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

2009   

Goldfarb Film Scholarship

Eli Gelfend Short Film Fund

Best Editing for "Fragments", CSFF

Best Film - Student Competition DocAviv

Best Film Cinema South Festival

2008   

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

2007   

Dean's Scholarship, Sapir Academic College

Winner of Filmmaker’s Scholarship Sapir Academic College

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