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Orit Fouks Rotem


Orit was born in Israel in 1983. She graduated from the Sam Spiegel School for Film and Television with honors in 2012, winning her year's 'Promising Director' award.


Her thesis film - Staring Match (20 min., Fiction), was screened in festivals all over the world, including: San Sebastian, Montreal, Munich and Amsterdam, and won the Grand Prix award at the Hangzhao Festival in China, Best Screenplay in the international competition of the Tel Aviv Student Film Festival, and an Honorable mention at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

In 2013 Orit directed - To his left, (30 min., Documentary) that participated in several International festivals including Helsinki and Jerusalem and was purchased by the Israeli television- channel 2.

In the last 2 years, Orit co-directed a documentary series for the Israeli Channel YES Doco, worked as a film facilitator and director for the Israeli nonprofit LAHAV, making movies with at-risk youth, and conducted research for a documentary by the Oscar-award-winning American director Alex Gibney.

Cinema Sabaya will be Orit's first feature film.


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