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List of famous film directors from Israel, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Israel has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Israeli directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Israel and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List features items like Kobi Havia, Dover Kosashvili.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Israeli directors?" and "Which directors are from Israel?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Israel in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Israeli directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Adam Bizanski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Adam Bizanski age 34 Adam Bizanski is a director of music videos, commercials and short films.

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Adam Vardy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Adam Vardy age 52 Adam Vardy is a film director and cinematographer.

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Adi Halfin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Adi Halfin age 40 Adi Halfin a film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Adi Lavy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Adi Lavy Adi Lavy is a photographer and journalist.

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Adiya Imri Orr is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Adiya Imri Orr Adiya Imri Orr is a film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter.

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Aharon Keshales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Aharon Keshales age 39 Aharon Keshales is an Israeli film director, screenwriter and film critic.

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Annemarie Jacir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Annemarie Jacir age 43 Annemarie Jacir is a Palestinian filmmaker and poet.

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Ali Nassar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Ali Nassar age 63 Ali Nassar is an Arab-Israeli film director. Nassar was born in the Galilee village of Arraba, and graduated from the University of Moscow in 1981 with a degree in film. Returning to Haifa, he ...more

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Alma Har'el is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Alma Har'el age 41 Alma Har'el is a music video and film director, best known for her documentary Bombay Beach, which took the top prize at Tribeca Film Festival in 2011, received a nomination for a 2011 ...more

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Alon Bar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Alon Bar age 51 Alon Bar is an Israeli-American filmmaker. He wrote the award winning feature film "Aaron Cohen's Debt,". which he later adapted to the award winning American screenplay "Under ...more

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Ami Livne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Ami Livne age 42 Ami Livne is a film director.

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Amnon Kotler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Amnon Kotler age 46 Amnon Kotler is a television director, cinematographer, actor and film editor.

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Amos Gitai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Amos Gitai age 67 Amos Gitai, born 11 October 1950 in Haifa, Israel, is an Israeli auteur filmmaker. He is mainly known for making documentaries and feature films, surrounding the Middle East and Jewish-Arab ...more

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Amos Kollek is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Amos Kollek age 70 Amos Kollek is an Israeli film director, writer and actor.

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Ari Folman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Ari Folman age 55 Ari Folman is an Israeli film director, screenwriter and film score composer. He is perhaps best known for directing the animated documentary film Waltz With Bashir as well as directing the ...more

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Ari Libsker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Ari Libsker age 45 Ari Libsker, is an Israeli filmmaker and journalist. He has made several documentaries. His film Stalags featured in The New York Times and won several awards. In March 2012 he curated the ...more

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Ariel Vromen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Ariel Vromen age 44 Ariel Vromen is a film director, screenwriter, film producer, film editor and casting director.

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Arnon Goldfinger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Arnon Goldfinger age 54 Arnon Goldfinger is an Israeli film director and scriptwriter known for his films The Komediant and The Flat.

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Arnon Zadok is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Arnon Zadok age 68 Arnon Zadok is a film director, actor and film producer.

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Assaf Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Assaf Bernstein age 47 Assaf Bernstein is an Israeli film writer, director, and producer.

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Assi Azar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Assi Azar age 38 Assi Azar is an Israeli television personality, who co-hosts Big Brother - Israel with Erez Tal. His first program was online TV show KIK. In 2004-2005 Assi co-hosted TV youth show Exit. Later ...more

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Assi Dayan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Assi Dayan Died at 69 (1945-2014) Asaf "Assi" Dayan was an Israeli film director, actor, screenwriter and producer.

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Avi Mograbi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Avi Mograbi age 61 Avi Mograbi is an Israeli documentary filmmaker.

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Elia Suleiman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Elia Suleiman age 57 Elia Suleiman, is a Palestinian film director and actor of Rûm Greek Orthodox origin. He is best known for the 2002 film Divine Intervention, a modern tragic comedy on living under ...more

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Avi Nesher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Avi Nesher age 64 Avi Nesher is an Israeli film producer, film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Avishai Sivan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Avishai Sivan age 40 Avishai Sivan is a film director, producer, screenwriter and editor.

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Avraham Heffner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Avraham Heffner Died at 79 (1935-2014) Avraham Heffner was an Israeli film and television director, screenwriter, author and Professor Emeritus at the Tel-Aviv University. He was a recipient of the Ophir Award for lifetime

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Barak Heymann is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Barak Heymann Barak Heymann is an Israeli film director and producer.

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Benny Brunner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Benny Brunner age 63 Benny Brunner is an Israeli-Dutch filmmaker, born in Bârlad, Romania and based in Amsterdam since 1986. He studied film at Tel Aviv University. Since the late 1980s, Brunner has written, ...more

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Boaz Davidson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Boaz Davidson age 74 Boaz Davidson is an Israeli film director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and studied film in London. Davidson started his career by directing the television show ...more

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Chanoch Zeevi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Chanoch Zeevi Chanoch Zeevi is a director, producer and screenwriter.

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Dan Geva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dan Geva age 53 Dan Geva is a cinematographer, film director, film editor, film producer and screenwriter.

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Dan Katzir is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dan Katzir age 48 Dan Katzir is a film director, film producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Dan Wolman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dan Wolman age 76 Dan Wolman is an Israeli film director.

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Dana Lustig is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dana Lustig age 54 Dana Lustig is a film producer and film director.

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Danae Elon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Danae Elon age 50 Danae Elon, daughter of Amos Elon and Beth Elon, was born in Jerusalem in 1970. Elon is an award winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer.

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Dani Menkin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dani Menkin age 47 Dani Menkin is an Israeli, academy award, filmmaker director, screenwriter and film producer.

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Dani Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dani Rosenberg age 38 Dani Rosenberg is a screenwriter, film director and editor.

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Daniel Barenboim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Daniel Barenboim age 75 Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor. Currently, he is general music director of La Scala in Milan, the Berlin State Opera, and the Staatskapelle Berlin; he previously served ...more

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Daniel Wachsmann is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Daniel Wachsmann Daniel Wachsmann is an Israeli writer, producer and director of plot films, documentaries and television dramas.

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Danniel Danniel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Danniel Danniel age 67 Danniel Danniel is an award winning Israeli film director, screenwriter and film editor living in the Netherlands since at least 1980. He graduated from the Netherlands Film and Television ...more

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Danny Lerner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Danny Lerner age 65 Danny Lerner is a screenwriter, television producer, film director and producer.

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David Fisher is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
David Fisher age 61 David Fisher is an Israeli documentary film director, producer, lecturer and mentor to up and coming filmmakers. Fisher is known for his family trilogy which consists of the critically acclaimed ...more

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David Grossman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
David Grossman age 63 David Grossman is an Israeli author. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have won numerous prizes. He is also a noted activist and critic of Israeli policy toward ...more

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David Perlov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
David Perlov Died at 73 (1930-2003) David Perlov was an Israeli filmmaker.

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David Stevens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
David Stevens age 77 David Stevens is a film director and screenwriter.

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Dina Zvi-Riklis is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dina Zvi-Riklis Dina Zvi-Riklis is a film director and screenwriter.

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Doron Eran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Doron Eran age 62 Doran Eran is a film producer and a director.

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Dotan Moreno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dotan Moreno age 32 Dotan Moreno is a film director, animator and graphic designer.

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Dover Kosashvili is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Israel
Dover Kosashvili age 51 Dover Kosashvili is an Israeli film director and screenwriter of Georgian descent. He has directed five films since 1998. His film Late Marriage was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at ...more