Tomer Heymann is an award-winning Israeli documentary filmmaker and producer who has created a number of groundbreaking films that have been acclaimed worldwide. He was born in Jerusalem in 1977, and he first gained attention for his documentary film ‘Paper Dolls’ which showcased the lives of Filipino transgender women living in Israel, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2006.
His other acclaimed films include ‘My Marlon and Brando’ (2005), ‘I Shot My Love’ (2009), ‘The Queen Has No Crown’ (2011) and ‘People That Are Not Me’ (2016). In 2017, Heymann was awarded the Berlinale Camera Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of documentary filmmaking.
Heymann’s films often focus on marginalized individuals and explore themes of identity, displacement, and belonging. He has a particular interest in the experience of people who have left their home countries and are searching for a new identity in a foreign land. He often uses his own personal experiences as a point of reference in his films, and his works are often deeply personal and emotionally charged.
Heymann’s films have been featured in many prestigious festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival. His films have received numerous awards and accolades, including the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize from the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Heymann’s films have also been screened in many countries around the world, such as the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Israel. He has also been a guest lecturer at various universities, such as Harvard University, the University of Southern California, and the Tel Aviv University.
Tomer Heymann is an inspiring filmmaker who has accomplished a great deal in his career. His films have touched the lives of many people around the world and have been acclaimed for their innovative approach to storytelling and their ability to bring attention to important social issues.