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 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
The Film Collective., Pennsylvania, 2018
Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF), San Francisco, USA, 2018
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 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
International Short Film Festival Beveren, Belgium, 2018
Goa Short Film Festival, India, 2018
Rieti & Sabina Film Festival, Rieti, Italy, 2018
Pune Short Film Festival, India, 2018
 
 
We Have a Dream: Women’s Hopes & Conflicts, short documentary, 6 minutes
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
 
The Invisibles: Lost in Berlin, short documentary, 4 minutes
Directed by Women - NYC Shorts of all Sorts, NYC, USA, 2018
Asia South East Short Film Festival, 2018, Cambodia, HONORABLE MENTION
Great Message International Film Festival, Pune, India, 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
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
Goa Short Film Festival, India, 2018
Pune Short Film Festival, India, 2018
International Short Film Festival Beveren, Belgium, 2018
 
 
Longing for Roots, short documentary, 10 minutes
Zlila Helman