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Dan Wolman

Dan Wolman
Dan Wolman directing, 2008
Born (1941-10-28)28 October 1941
Occupation Film director

Dan Wolman (born October 28, 1941) is an Israeli film director. [1]


Wolman was born in Jerusalem, in what was then the British Mandate of Palestine. His father was Moshe Wolman, a pioneering physician. He spent part of his childhood in Ethiopia. After completing high school, Wolman served in the Nahal Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces. He studied film at the Film Institute of City College - New York between the years 1962-1965 and in the New York University film department between the years 1965-1968. In 1974 and 1978 Wolman taught at the School of Visual Arts in New york and in 1981 he taught screenwriting and production at the Tel Aviv University. Wolman has been a judge in several international and Israeli film festivals.


Feature films

  • 2007 "Tied Hands" wins Award for Best Feature Film and Best Performance in a feature film (Gila Almagor) at The Palm Beach International Film Festival.
  • 2007 "Ben's Biography" Platinum Mori Award Houston Worldfest, entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.[2]
  • 2006 "Tied Hands" presented at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. The film wins special prize for Gila Almagor's performance.
  • 2006 "Ben's Biography" wins at FARO Mediterranean Film Festival "Best Film" (Audience choice), and Best actor (Gal Zaid).
  • 2004 “Ben’s Biography”. In competition Moscow International Film Festival. New Delhi film Festival and numerous other festivals.
  • 2001 “Treasures of the Red Sea” (A children's film produced, written and directed for "Yoram Globus Production").
  • 2001 "Foreign Sister" receives "A special recognition Award” at The Berlin Black Film Festival.
  • 2000 “Foreign Sister” Winner of The "Volgin" Award for best film at The Jerusalem International Film Festival.
  • 1999 Receives “Life time achievement award” at Jerusalem International Film Festival.
  • 1994 “The Distance” wins The Wolgin Award for best film at the Jerusalem International Film Festival.
  • 1992 –“Silver Hugo” award at the Chicago International Film Festival "for unique vision and innovative work…".
  • 1985 “Soldier of The Night” Montpelier Film Festival, Sardinia and many others.
  • 1979 “Hide and Seek” Presented at the Berlin Film Festival. It won in Israel “The Silver Rose” Award for Best film, Best director and Best script .
  • 1975 "My Michael’ Screenplay by Wolman and Ester Mor, based on the novel By Amos Oz. The film won The “David Lyre”. Award for Best film, Best director and Best script. Israeli critics choice for best film.
  • 1972 “Floch” (Written in collaboration with Chanoch Levin) in competition at Venice Film Festival.
  • 1970 “The Dreamer“. In competition at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.

Television dramas

  • 1976 "The Story of Bash" based on short story by Issac Bashevis Zinger. Won The Best Television Drama of the Year by Israel's Broadcasting Authority.
  • 1977 "Gimpel the Fool" Based on a short story by Bashevis Zinger. Competed the Italian Television competition.
  • 1988 "Stempenue" based on the first novel of Shalom Aleichem. Competed Italia Television contest.
  • 1992 "Mivchan Magen" based on a script by Aliza Olmert.
  • 1993 "Scape Goat" a two part mini series based on a novel by Eli Amir.
  • 1999 "Protected Species" for Reshet production.

Short films

  • 1965 - “The Living” - Winner of best film, best director and best editor prizes at the American Photographic Society of America film festival.
  • 1966 “Habit” (Written by Lan Okun), Cin’e award, Golden Eagel award. A.F.I. Film Festival.
  • 1968 “The Race", "The Golden Eagle Award" at cin'e competition.
  • 1968 - “The Gospel” winner of The Kingsly Award for best film of the year at N.Y.U. film festival.
  • 1978 “The National Poet” (Based on a radio drama by Chanoch Levin).


  • 1968 “Saffed”. 1970 “Men of the Holly Mountain” (about the Samaritans). 1978 “To touch a city” - Jerusalem.
  • 1981 “ Big days small stories” 1991 “Mosaic” the story of Beit Shean.
  • 1997 “Reuven Shiloah”. 1999 “Yolande”. 2001 “ Yitshak Sade”
  • 2007 "Spoken with Love" official selection "DocAviv" film festival


  • 1982 "Bells in Jerusalem" CHAN theater in Jerusalem.
  • 1983 “She wasn’t there”. Written in collaboration with Blanka Metsner "Zavta" theater.
  • 1991 “Ben’s Biography”. Presented at “Theaterneto” in Tel Aviv, Edinburgh theater Festival, “Village Gate” New York.
  • 1995 “The Operation” Festival for Alternate Theater.
  • 2003 "Last Curtain in Damascus".
  • 2004 “Yadja” (by Blanca Metzner and Dan Wolman) opened in Paris. Later that year "Yadja" was presented at The Avignon Theater Festival.
  • 2006 "The Lit Darkness". Presented at the Tzavta Theater

See also


Further reading

Zertal, Edith: Dan Wolman - Film-Maker, in: Ariel 44 (1977) pp 88–102

External links

  • Internet Movie Database

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