In 2016 Shira won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Picture Editing of "Our Father" by Meni Yaesh.

 

Shira also won the Best Editing Award in Haifa International Film Festival, 2016, for editing the feature film "Antenna" by Arik Rotstein.

Shira was nominated for Best Picture Editing of "Incitement" by Yaron Zilberman in the Israeli Academy Awards 2019.

Selected Editing Projects:

Feature Length Films

"Incitement" (2019): a feature film by Yaron Zilberman. The official selection of Toronto International Film Festival. "Incitement" was nominated for 10 Israeli Academy Awards, one of which was the Best Picture Editing. It won Best Picture and became Israel's Oscar submission.

"Empathy Inc" (2018): a feature film by Yedidya Gorsetman (Rigel Films) - Premiered in Cinepocalypse Film Festival, 2018 and screened at Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2018 as well as Austin and Philadelphia Film Festivals.  

"Our Father" ("Avinu") (2016): a feature film by Meni Yaesh (Transfax Productions), winner of Best Actor Award in the Jerusalem Film Festival 2016.

"Our Father" was nominated for 12 Awards in the Israeli Academy Awards (Ophir Awards), and won the Best Actor and Best Editing Awards.

"Antenna" (2016): a feature film by Arik Rotstein (Transfax Productions). Winner of Best Editing Award in Haifa International Film Festival 2016. The film was also selected to participate in Warsaw Film Festival 2016.

"Room 514" (2012): a feature film by Sharon Bar-Ziv. Selected to participate in several leading film festivals such as Rotterdam, Tribeca, Cannes, Tokyo Filmex, Karlovy Vary and many more. Won a Special Jury Mention in Tribeca Film Festival 2012, director's prize in Granada Film Festival, Best New Narrative Director in Tarkovsky Film Festival and more.

SHORT FILMS AND MORE

"Roraima" (2019): A short film by Gustavo Milan. To be released in 2019.

 

"Beyond Our Mountains" (2018): A short film by Madeline Johnson. Winner of the Grand Jury Award at the Nevada International Film Festival 2018, Best Writer/Director at Austin Film Festival and Honorable Mention at the NYWIFT Online Shorts Film Festival. 

"The Apartment" (2015): a short film by Yotam Wax. Selected for the Portland Film Festival 2015 and Seattle International Film Festival 2016. Winner of Best Short Film in Marbella International Film Festival 2016.

"Mind The Gap" (2013): a short film by Tom Darom, winner of Best Film in Impro Action Festival of short films. Participated in numerous international film festivals.

"Matat" (2013): a short film by Rotem Zisman-Cohen (Cassis Films Production). Selected to take part in NewFilmmakers Festival in LA.

"A Letter From The Past" (2012): a drama by Ofer Zingerman (Cassis Films Production), participant in Haifa International Film Festival 2012.

"Bright Night" (2011): a short film by Liat Glik, took part in the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.

Documentary

"Family in Transition" (2018, Additional Editing): A documentary feature film by Ofir Trainin. Winner of Best Israeli Documentary Award at the Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival, 2018. The film was qualified for U.S. Oscars 2019 and its U.S theatrical rights were bought by Abramorama. The film screened at Village East Cinema, NYC and was hailed by the press.

"Firing Line with Margaret Hoover" (2018): Production of The Documentary Group for WNET, PBS.

"NAMRUD:TROUBLEMAKER" (2017): A documentary feature film by Fernando Romero Forsthuber. Premiered in Dok Leipzig 2017. (Soleil Film, Austria) - Script Consultant. 

"Relocation" (2019): a documentary series by Tzvika Binder, Efrati Productions, for Kan 11 TV channel.

"The Chefs' Battle" (2016): a documentary reality show for Channel 2 (Keshet), Gil Productions.

"The Family Business"(2015): a documentary series for Yes Docu, the Israeli Documentary Channel. Director: Tzvika Binder, Efrati Productions (Ayelet Efrati).

"Gilad's Army" (2011): a documentary portrayal of the volunteers who dedicated their lives to the release of Gilad Shalit. Keshet Productions, Channel 2. Director: Ofer Gat-Yelin.

"The Walking Man" (2009): a short documentary by Noam Pinchas. Winner of the Editing Prize in "DocoChallenge" International Documentary Challenge. 

Video art pieces for various theater groups, dance companies and art festivals such as - Gesher Theatre, Ensemble Aspamia, Goethe Institut, Tamar Borer, Noa Dar, Avital Dvory, Arkady Zaides.

 

Music videos for various musicians, such as: the Palestinian rapper Saz, the dub-step artist Borgore, the electronic duo Polar Pair, the rock band Antibiotica.

Professional Affiliations:

Shira is also an experienced music consultant, one of her major projects was music research for the critically acclaimed feature film "Borat" (20th Century Fox). Being a former DJ and having a profound knowledge of music, Shira has assisted in the choosing and editing of music in several films she has edited.


Shira is also a former actress.

Education

Jump Cut – School for Post Production, Graduate with Distinction (2004).


Took part in Berlinale Talent Campus #11 (2013).
 

Awards

Winner of the Editing Award in Doco Challenge 

International Documentary Challenge for editing the short film "The Walking Man" by Noam Pinchas, 2009.

 

Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Award for Best Editing of "Our Father" by Meni Yaesh, 2016.

Winner of the Best Editing of "Antenna" by Arik Rotstein in the Haifa International Film Festival, 2016.

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