Shimon Dotan

Shimon Dotan

Adjunct Faculty

Shimon Dotan is an award-winning filmmaker with twelve feature films to his credit. He is the recipient of  Guggenheim fellowship award for Creative Arts (2012) and of Cullman fellowship for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library (2012-2013.) Dotan’s films are the recipient of numerous awards including the Special Jury Prize for Best World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival (Hot House); the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival (Smile of the Lamb); and multiple Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Repeat Dive, Smile Of The Lamb.) Dotan has taught filmmaking and film studies at Tel Aviv University, Concordia University in Montreal and The New School University in New York. He presently teaches seminars on political cinema at New York University on both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dotan is a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities and a member of the Writers Guild and Directors Guild of America. He was born in Romania, grew up in Israel and resides in New York City. Among his latest films are The Settlers (2016, Sundance FF, New York FF,) a documentary on the Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Left Behind America (2018, PBS Frontline.)


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