Lior SHAMRIZ

Director, screenwriter, producer

Lior Shamriz born September 13, 1978, in Ashkelon, Israel is a writer, producer, and film director.

 

His featurette JAPAN JAPAN (2006/7), produced independently with a micro-budget, was presented at about fifty international film festivals, among them the Locarno Film Festival, the Sarajevo Film Festival, MoMA’s New Directors/New Films, BAFICI. His debut full-length SATURN RETURNS (2009) premiered opening Torino Film Festival’s Onde, was nominated to the Max Ophüls Preis in Germany and co-won the New Berlin Award at Achtung Berlin film festival. RETURN RETURN (2010), a non-narrative video based on clips from SATURN RETURNS, premiered at the 60th Berlin Film Festival’s Forum Expanded.


A prolific filmmaker, he develops his own écriture, experimenting with form, deconstructing narratives and reconstructing their pieces into something unique, which bears his own personal trademark.

 

Shamriz studied film at the Jerusalem Film School from 2002 until being expelled in 2004. He later studied Experimental Media Design at the Institute for Time Based Media, UdK, Berlin where he is now based.

 

 

 FILMOGRAPHY 

THE CAGE

in post-production

 

CANCELLED FACES 

2015

- Berlinale 2015, Forum expanded

 

A LOW LIFE MYTHOLOGY

2012

 

MIRRORS FOR PRINCES

2011

 

RETURN RETURN

2010

 

SATURN RETURNS

2009

 

THE MAGIC DESK

2008

 

BEFORE THE FLOWERS OF FRIENDSHIP FADED FRIENDSHIP FADED

2007

 

JAPAN JAPAN

2007

 

THE FAREWELL

2007

 

HO! TERRIBLE EXTERIORS

2006

 

RETURN TO THE SAVANNA

2005