Hi, I am Itai.
With over 15 years of experience as a Director and Cinematographer in the TV & Film Industry, turning original ideas into moving cinematic experience is my happy daily routine. Working as a Creative for Berlin based start-ups and Multimedia agencies I transformed my experience in Visual story telling into highly engaging marketing content.
Born in Jerusalem, living in Berlin, father to Uriel and Jan.
Teaching Cinematography at Sam Spiegel Film & Television School 2009-2012
Graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. 2002
Kodak Award for Best Cinematographer, Israel 2005.
DOP masterclass -Budapest 2001, with Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszlo Kovac.
DFFB Berlin, exchange student. Berlin 2002.
Lola Montez ,2014.
Video Installation by Dominik Gonzales Förster, Camera & Lighting.
Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015. Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, The
Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan,
Feature Film. Director, Nisim Notrika , Riki Shelach Productions. Israeli
Competition, Jerusalem Film Festival 2013.
Off White Lies, 2012.
Feature Film. Director, Maya Kenig, GUM FILMS Productuion. Israeli Competition, Jerusalem Film Festival 2011. Nominated in 7 categories for the Israeli Academy award 2011: best film, best director, best leading role – Gur Bentwich, best supporting actor – Tzahi Grad, best editing, best script, best sound editing. Busan International Film Festival 2011, Korea. Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012, USA. Generation Programm, Berlinale 2012, Germany.
Elay & Ben, 2011.
Feature Film Director, Ori Ravid. Inosan Production. Haifa intl. Film Festival 2009.
Internal Investigation, 2010.
TV mini series. Dir : Eliav Lilti. July-Augost Productions.
In Utero 40min Drama, 2009.
Dir : Maya Kenig & Gur Bentwich Jerusalem Film Festival.
Tropic Of Venus, 2009.
TV mini series. Dir : Gur Bentwich. Riki Shelach Productions.