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Talya Lavie


Talya Lavie is a director, screenwriter, and comics artist.

She studied animation at the Bezalel Art Academy and graduated with merit from the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem.


She authored screenplays for various television dramas. Her short film "Sliding Flora" screened at New York City’s MoMA and in over 40 film festivals worldwide, among them the Berlinale. 

Her thesis film "The Substitute" received several international awards, notably the Audience Award in the Berlinale, the first prize in the Munich International Short Film Festival, and the first prize in the Melbourne International Film Festival.


Her first feature film, "Zero Motivation”, premeired at Tribeca in competition and went on to win the fetival's top prize and the Nora Ephron award; is supported by the Israeli Film Fund and has participated in the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Lab.


"The Current Love of My Life" will be her second feature film.

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