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OMER ben shachar

Omer Ben-Shachar is a writer/director whose work has been supported by the Academy, BAFTA, Film Independent, AFI, Warners Bros., Paramount, and the Television Academy. Omer’s short film, ’Tree #3’ won a Student Academy Award, Urbanworld’s Best Young Creator Award, Palm Spring’s Audience Award, was nominated for a Student Emmy, and screened at over 100 festivals around the world including Hamptons and Bentonville. His latest short, ’Down Here’ was a Webby Award Winner, named 'Best of Vimeo Staff Picks', and was nominated for a Cannes Lions Young Directors Award. Most recently, Omer was a participant of the 2024 Film Independent Screenwriting Lab. He previously participated in Film Independent’s Project Involve Program, Warner Bros. TV Directors’ Workshop, and Paramount’s Viewfinder Directors Program. Omer is a graduate of the AFI Conservatory, where he received the Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award for Directing. Beyond his narrative work, Omer has directed music videos featured on Rolling Stone, Billboard, Directors’ Library, Nowness and at the Hammer Museum's Flux Series, as well as commercials for a range of clients including Microsoft, Bayer and Amdocs. Omer is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) as well as a BAFTA North America Newcomer. In 2020, he was named to Forbes Israel’s 30 Under 30 list.




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