Barak Heymann's Biography

Barak Heymann joined the "Heymann Brothers Films" company in 2003 and has since directed and produced several documentary films and series. “Heymann Brothers Films” is an independent Israeli company dedicated to the release of documentaries on the social aspect of the Israeli/Jewish culture.

Selected Documentaries:

2014 - Producer - Almost Friends – Doc Aviv FF premiere

2013 - Producer - Do you believe in Love?  – DOK Leipzig | Santa Barbara Int'l FF | Krakow FF

2013 – Producer Before the Revolution – Official selection HOTDOCS.

2012 – Director & Producer End of the Story (5 episodes documentary series).

2011 – Producer – Life in StillsOphir Academy award for Best Documentary (Israeli Oscar), Best Film Award and Best Editing Award - DocAviv Int'l Documentary Film festival, Talent Dove Award - DokLeipzig Int'l Film Festival, Hot Docs Top 5 films Audience favorite, Best Documentary Award of Shanghai TV Festival, Special Jury Mention Zagreb Film Festival, Moscow Int'l Film Festival) 

2011 – Producer The Queen Has No Crown (Berlinale premiere, Krakow Int'l FF, Frameline, San Francisco Jewish FF, NewFest, TLVFest and more).

2010 - Producer - I Shot My Love (Berlinale premiere, Best Documentary -  HotDocs, Audience Award - Taiwan  Documentary Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary - Side By Side GLBT Film Festival, Best Director & Best Film - Madrid GLBT Film Festival, Special Jury mention - Queer Lisboa GLBT Film Festival, Grand Prix & Best Documentary - Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Sheffield DOC/FEST. Co-produced with WDR/ARTE).

2010 – Director & Producer Lone Samaritan (Golden Award – Shanghai Int'l TV Festival, Creative Documentary Award – Int'l Human Rights FF Paris, Best Documentary Award – Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Best Documentary Award – Israeli Documentary Competition, FIPA International Film Festival, Krakov Int'l FF, Corona Cork Int'l FF Ireland, Mediawave Int'l FF Hungary, Haifa Int'l FF).

2009– Producer – The Way Home (first prize Jerusalem FF, first prize Israeli documentary competition)

2009 – Producer - Sayed Kashua - Forever Scared (IDFA competition).

2008 - Producer- Lady Kul-El Arab (Special Jury Award – IDFA).

2007 – Director & co-producer - Dancing Alfonso (Silver Award - Shanghai Int’l TV festival, Best Director Award - Cronograf International Documentary Film Festival, Moldova International Documentary Film Festival Chronograph , South by Southwest Film Festival, UK Jewish Film Festival)

2007- Director & co-producer - Debut (First prize - Israeli Documentary Competition)

2007 - Producer - Stalags- Holocaust and Pornography in Israel (HotDocs, Miami International Film Festival, It's All True Documentary Film Festival,  Viennale International Film Festival,  Melbourne International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival. First Camera Award – RIDM FF)

2006 - Director & Producer - Bridge Over the Wadi (IDFA, Sylverdocs, Golden Award – Shanghai Int'l TV Festival, Audience award One World Film Festival Prague, first prize Kiev Contact - International Documentary Film Festival , Audience Award - WatchDocs Human Rights FF  and many more. Co-produced with ITVS


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