GALIA BADOR GALIA BADOR, Director, Docaviv, Israel

Galia was the Director of the Tel Aviv Int'l Student FF in 1996, Initiator & Director of the Shorts FF in 1997, Producer of the Ramallah-Tel Aviv Int'l Human Rights FF in 2000 and CEO of the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers' Forum from 2005-2008. She has been the Director of Docaviv since 2009. Docaviv, the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, is the largest film festival in the city of Tel Aviv, and the only festival in Israel dedicated in its entirety to documentary films. It is considered as one of the leading documentary festivals worldwide. Each year, the festival screens over 100 new documentary movies from Israel and from around the world. Docaviv NPO acts at the heart of one of the most innovative, vital, and surprising creative arenas – that of documentary film-making. The non-for-profit organization provides a wide variety of unique stages throughout Israel for documentary filmmakers and their work, exposing new audiences to the field, and encouraging the making of creative documentary films that examine and expand the boundaries of the genre.
Galia has been a lecturer of Film & Video Media at the Champlain College in Israel (1999-2004) and of Production Studies at Camera Obscura Film School (2000-2005). She has also been a producer of a number of films and TV series which includes "Rabbi Firer" (dir: Amit Goren), "Perfect Family" (dir: Roni Aboulafia), "Eshbal" (dir: Ziv Even-Tsur), "Amnon & Jill" (dir: Gonen Glazer), "Franco & Spector" (dir: Amalia Margolin) and "A Place" (various directors). Galia has also produced award-winning films like "Jerusalem is proud to present" (directed by Nitzan Giladi and Winner of Human Rights Award) and "The Debt of Aharon Cohen" (directed by Amalia Margolin and winner of BANF Canada in 1999).