Presenting Filmmakers: Lior Shamriz

Dir. Lior Shamriz, 2008-2009

Thu 23 September 2010 // 19:30 / Cinema

A prolific filmmaker, churning out experimental shorts (and two features), Lior Shamriz channels the trickster spirit of the 60's auteurs in his cinema of humorous/political deconstruction.  He uses cinema as the perfect space to discuss ideas - about being, truth, class, sexuality and Other. 


He will be live on skype from his Berlin home for a post-film discussion.


Born on 13.9.1978 in Ashkelon, Israel. At 18 he moved to Tel Aviv where he started making films, music and taking part in collective art projects.

Studied film at the Jerusalem Film School from 2002 until being expelled in 2004. From 2006 until 2009 studied Experimental Media Design at the Institute for Time Based Media, UdK, Berlin. During this time he created dozens of films in various lengths and formats. His featurette "Japan Japan" (2006/7), produced independently with a micro-budget, was presented at about fifty international film festivals, among them the Locarno Film Festival, the Sarajevo Film Festival, MoMA’s New Directors/New Films, BAFICI.


Saturn Returns (2009), Beta SP, Germany, 93mins, PG & The Magic Desk (2008) Germany, 10mins, Mini-DV, Uncert.

His debut full length film "Saturn Returns" (2009) premiered in November 2009 as the opening film of the Onde section of the Torino Film Festival, was nominated to the Max Ophüls Preis in Germany and won the New Berlin Award at the Achtung Berlin Film Festival. "Return Return" (2010), a non-narrative video based on clips from "Saturn Returns" premiered at the 60th Berlin Film Festival.