פרופ' מיכל אביעד
|1981-84||M.A. in Film Production and Criticism, San Francisco State University, San Francisco.|
|1980-81||Masters level studies in Comparative Literature, Tel Aviv University.|
|1976-80||B.A. in Comparative Literature and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University.|
|2002- present||Head of MFA Program, Film and Television Department, Tel Aviv University.|
|1999 - present||Coordinator, Israel International Student Film Festival, Film and Television Department, Tel Aviv University.|
|1995 - 97||Lecturer, Camera Obscura School, Tel Aviv|
|1995 - 98||Guest Lecturer, Sam Spiegel Film School, Jerusalem.|
|1991 - present||Lecturer, Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University.|
|1977 - 81||Research and Teacher Assistant, Institute for Poetics and Semiotics, Tel Aviv University.|
2018 WORKING WOMAN (93-min, produced by Lama Films) is her second fiction feature film. The film is about an ambitious young mother, who aspires to succeed at her new job without paying the price that her boss demands.
2016 DIMONA TWIST, (71-min, produced by Lama Films) This documentary tells the stories of Seven women arrive in Israel by ship in the 1950s and 1960s and are sent straight to Dimona, a town recently established in the desert. Best Documentary at The Jerusalem Film Festival.
2013 THE WOMEN PIONEERS (51-min, produced by Eden Productions) this documentary made of archives, uncovers the passion, struggle and pain of women pioneers who came to Palestine a hundred years ago to create a new world and a new woman. Research Prize, DocAviv Film Festival, 2013, Best Documentary, Women Film Festival, Israel, 2013, and Best Experimental Film, Polish Jewish Film Festival, Warsaw, 2014.
2011 INVISIBLE (90-min, Israel–Germany, produced by Plan-b films) is her first feature length fiction film. Invisible was part of more than 30 festivals across the globe, was theatrically exhibited in New York, Israel and France and has received the Ecumenical Prize at the 2011 Belin International Festival (Panorama section), Best Israeli Film and Best Actress at the 2011 Haifa Film festival and the Grand Prize at the 2012 Women International Film Festival in France.
2002 FOR MY CHILDREN (66-min Beta), a personal film about the history and events in the life of one family of immigrants and refugees as seen through the prism of the first days of the new Intifada. With ZDF-ARTE. The film took part in the Leipzig film Festival, MoMa Documentary Series, San Francisco International Film Festival, Munich Documentary, Nyon, INPUT 03 and more.
2001 RAMLEH ( 60-min Beta,) is a social-political film about the lives of women in the town of Ramleh, a Jewish-Arab town torn by religious, national and cultural differences. With Sundance Institute. Was part of the Jerusalem International Film Festival, FIPA 2002, Munich, Prague, Istanbul, Milano, Mumbai, Kalamata, Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York and others.
1997 JENNY & JENNY (60 min Beta), a film on two teenage working-class Israeli girls. JENNY & JENNY was awarded Best Israeli Documentary for 1997 from the Israel Film Institute. It was part of the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, Boston Film Festival, Feminale and INPUT '98.
1995 EVER SHOT ANYONE? (produced by Amit Goren, 60-min Beta) This documentary explores Israeli male culture from a woman's point of view. The film was part of the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Feminale, the Liepzig Film Festival, INPUT '96, Flaherty film Seminar and many others.
1992 THE WOMEN NEXT DOOR (80-min, 16mm). Co-Produced with The Corporation for Public Braodcasting, USA. Filmed during the First Intifada, the film examines the roles of Palestinian and Israeli women in the conflict. The film was part of the Forum in the Berlin International Film Festival where it received the Peace Prize. Chicago International Film Festival Peace Prize. It took part in many festivals including Jerusalem, Pesaro, Munich, San Paolo, Portugal, India, and INPUT '93. The film was aired in many countries including a national broadcast on PBS's P.O.V. series.
1987 ACTING OUR AGE (60 min, 16mm). The film explores women and aging and was part of many international film festivals including the U.S. Sundance Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival. Nat'l Educ Film Festival, Silver Apple The film was aired in many countries and was selected in 1988 to be the first program on PBS's P.O.V documentary series.
1983 - 1988
Freelance Editor, Production Manager, Production Coordinator of many Bay Area films.
Assistant Editor, Furman Films, San Francisco.
Researcher and Production Assistant, Israel Television and Israel Film Service.
present Artistic Advisor, Nashim Batmuna, Israel International Womens Film Festival
Elected Board Member, The Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum.
Co-Founder (with other colleagues) The Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum.
Vice-President of Filmmakers collaborative, Inc, USA a non-profit organization dedicated to the production and distribution of alternative films and videos.
President of Filmmakers collaborative, Inc, USA.