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Pini Tavger


Born in Jerusalem, in 1978; both of his parents were young immigrants from USSR. Later the family moved to Kiriat Ata, a small town near Haifa.

He Graduated from the Film and Television Department of Tel Aviv University in 2008. During His studies he directed two short films - “10 Weitzman street” and Pinhas, both of them were shown in many festivals, won prizes, and screened on TV in Israel, and Europe.

Pinhas was one of the five finalists for the American Oscar Award, in the category of the best foreign student film.


In 2012 Pini directed Tipot that was produced as part of Water, an Israeli-Palestinian omnibus which opened the Venice Film Festival and won the First Prize for short film at the Jerusalem Film Festival of that year.

Pini works as an actor. In 2000 he graduated the "Nisan Nativ Acting Studio" in Tel Aviv. Since then he is playing on stage, films, and TV. In addition he is performing with his original music, and recently recording his first album which he planned to release during 2017.


Pinhas, which is based on his diploma film, will be his first feature film.

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