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Nir Bergman

Nir Bergman, film director, was born in Israel in 1969. He specialized in artistic photography at the Wizo High School of the Arts. Nir is a graduate of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film and TV School, and his graduation film “Sea Horse” (Sus Yam) received the Miki Albin Prize for Best Short Script at the International Haifa Film Festival and a number of prizes at the Munich, Greece and Poland film festivals. The film was chosen in an international competition with directors such as Pedro Almadovar and Paul Newman as the best film ever made at Sam Spiegel. Nir's next film “Broken Wings” won the Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, the Grand Prix at the Tokyo International Film Festival, the Best Debut Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival Panorama Audience Award. It also won the Israel Academy Awards Prize for the Best Director, Screenplay, Picture, Cinematography, Actress and Supporting Actress. “Broken Wings” has been distributed in the U.S.A, England, Germany, Mexico, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Greece Romania and others. Nir has written and directed a number of very successful Israeli TV series such as “Catching the Sky”, “Meurav Yerushalmi”, which was a prizewinner at the Israeli Academy Awards (2003), and has been a co-writer and director in “Betipul” (2005). He has also produced the satiric series “Haretsua” (2004). Since 2005 Nir is the manager of the Israel Channel 10 Drama Department. He won AICF scholarships in between the years 1994-1999.