Zlila Helman


A member of The Union of Journalists in Israel
A member of the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum

Zlila Helman is an active female Israeli documentary filmmaker and journalist.

She is the director, cinematographer, editor and producer of her documentary works.
Her academic background is in history, especially in Middle Eastern Studies and the History of the Jewish Nation, and also
in Social Work. The combination of these two fields helps her to observe varied societies, cultures and identities, from a critical point of view. Her aim is to inspire the audience to think and ask questions, and to strive to create a better world. She is especially interested in the unique stories and special relations between people from all over the world. She focuses on significant cultural issues that bring to light the positive sides of people - no matter where they come from.

Girls Soccer Beyond Borders, short documentary, 4 minutes
Festival International Cannes, France, 2019
Rome Film Awards, Italy, 2019
Beyond Earth Film Festival, Tamil Nadu, India, 2019
6 on Nebraska, Cape Town, South Africa, 2019
Open Window International Film Challenge, Calcutta, India, 2019
Shahu International Short Film Festival, Pune, India, 2019
Malta Film Festival, Malta, 2019
Canada Short Film Festival, Canada, 2018, HONORABLE MENTION
Great Message International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018, BEST DIRECTION AWARD
16 International Film Festivals by JIFF, Jaipur, India, 2018, CERTIFICATE OF MERIT, Best Women & Children Film
The Film Collective., Pennsylvania, USA, 2018
Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF), San Francisco, USA, 2018
The Buddha International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018
Europa Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
The Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF), Italy, 2018
Grand Rapids Feminist Film Fest (GRFFF), Michigan, 2018
Switzerland International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018
International Short Film Festival Beveren, Belgium, 2018
Goa Short Film Festival, India, 2018
Near Nazareth Film Festival, Israel, 2018, SEMI-FINALIST
Rieti & Sabina Film Festival, Rieti, Italy, 2018
Pune Short Film Festival, India, 2018
Rome Prisma Film Awards, 2018
 
 
We Have a Dream: Women’s Hopes & Conflicts, short documentary, 6 minutes
New Era Film Festival, NYC, NY, USA, 2019
Rome Film Awards, Italy, 2019
Olympus Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA, 2019
Le Prince International Film Festival, Caracas, Venezuela, 2019
Carole Film Festival, Venice, Italy, 2019
Europa Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
MikroFAF - International Festival of Independent Short Film, Belgrade, Serbia, 2018
Goa Short Film Festival, India, 2018
The Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF), Italy, 2018
Film Festival Senior Movie, Szczecin, Poland, 2018
Great Message International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018
Rieti & Sabina Film Festival, Rieti, Italy, 2018
Switzerland International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2018
Harrogate Film Festival, UK
The Invisibles: Lost in Berlin, short documentary, 4 minutes
Rome Film Awards, Italy, 2019
Canada Short Film Festival, Canada, 2018, AWARD WINNER
Asia South East Short Film Festival, 2018, Cambodia, HONORABLE MENTION
Directed by Women - NYC Shorts of all Sorts, NYC, USA, 2018
Great Message International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018
Harrogate Film Festival, UK, 2018
The Buddha International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018
Goa Short Film Festival, India, 2018
Pune Short Film Festival, India, 2018
 
Searching for the Meaning of Life, short documentary, 6 minutes
L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival, Kolkata, India, AWARD WINNER, 2019
Rome Film Awards, Italy, 2019
The Buddha International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD
Great Message International Film Festival, Pune, India, 2018
Goa Short Film Festival, India, 2018
Pune Short Film Festival, India, 2018
 
 
Israelis & German in the Labyrinth of Reconciliation, short documentary, 7 min
International Shorts Film Festival, Australia, 2019
Goa Short Film Festival, India, 2018
Pune Short Film Festival, India, 2018
International Short Film Festival Beveren, Belgium, 2018
 
Longing for Roots, short documentary, 11 minutes
Zlila Helman