Yoav Shamir Films is a boutique documentary film production company funded in 2010 by award-wining director Yoav Shamir.
Yoav has a successful decade-long career behind him as a director, cinematographer and producer of multi award-wining films such as:
"Checkpoint" (2003), a film documenting the checkpoints the Israel Defense Forces man in the Palestinian Territories. This break-out film received the Grand Prize "Joris Evens" Award at IDFA, the Grand Prize at Hot Docs, the Grand Prize at the International San Francisco Film Festival and screened in over 150 film festivals worldwide.
"5 Days" (2006), an action film documenting the 2005 Israeli disengagement from Gaza was shot simultaneously with 9-film crews. The film was subsequently screened in more than 15-countries and was honored with a Grand Prize nomination at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
"Flipping Out" (2007), documented the lives of ex-Israeli soldiers trying to decompress in India after their military service showing the effects of warfare on young minds. The film was screened at Berlinale in 2007.
Yoav has recently decided to expand his career from a Director and Cinematographer into a Production Company providing a variety of production services focused on producing high-quality factual content as well as act as a consultancy service for filmmakers who can benefit from Yoav Shamir's vast production experience.
Yoav Shamir Film's latest project is - The 10% - a compelling documentary feature film about the minority of people who will always do what is JUST regardless of circumstance, based on the findings of the Milgram prison experiments of the 1960s. To be released internationally in 2012.
At Yoav Shamir Films we believe in extensive research and working in small multi-disciplinary teams. We are a one stop film shop - from pre to post-production - we research, write, produce, direct and edit. Filmmaking is the storytelling language that we believe in and we strive to create the the highest quality end product.
We are a highly experienced international team - fluent in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian and Spanish - that can provide a variety of production services to suit all customer needs in Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
We are documentary filmmakers, we love what we do and we can help you create your films - from inception to delivery. Our consultancy services may include:
- Write market-ready synopses, treatments and funding materials
- Create eye-catching trailers and teasers
- Launch successful film fundraising campaigns
- Make introductions to sales agents
- Find your best film festival strategy
- Market your film
We are there to make your job easier. Our vast production experience is your answer. We are the right team to make your film happen.
Yoav Shamir is also available for speaking engagements and to run filmmaking workshops worldwide. His latest lecture series took him to Hamburg, Boston, Washington, Cape Town and Seoul.