ABOUT

Highly praised for its creative and professional achievements, Zygote Films is a solid partner of choice for many broadcasters, financiers and co-producers who are working in the documentary market. For last three decades, we created content for Israeli and international broadcasting companies, creating dozens of inspiring award-winning documentaries - short, mid-length, feature-length and doc-series. Our offices and studio, located in the heart of Tel Aviv, is a creative hub for visual-artists, researchers and storytellers, working on one of our next insightful soon-to-be-talked-about projects.

 

Meet the Team

DUKI DROR

Born in Tel Aviv and educated at UCLA and Columbia College in Chicago, Duki Dror is an internationally award-winning documentary filmmaker. His extensive body of work - his personal films, character-driven feature-docs, experimental docs, and unique biographies on artists, have won him international attention and success and are distributed worldwide. Dror founded Zygote Films in 2002.

Duki Dror -  Executive Director
Executive Director
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LIAT KAMAI ESHED

A senior producer with over 20 years of experience in TV production. In her resume as a producer, there are 9 TV series and 17 documentary films. Liat joined Zygote Films in 2014.

Liat Kamai Eshed - Senior Producer
Senior Producer
GALIA ENGELMAYER

A speech pathologist in the other job, Galia is splitting her professional time between helping children with communication disorders and writing and content editing at Zygote Films since 2007. 

Her writing credits include Mendelsohn's Incessant Visions (2011), Shadow in Baghdad (2013) and Partner with the Enemy (2015). 

Galia Engelmayer - Writer and Script Editor
Writer and Script Editor
Noam Sobovitz
Noan Sobovitz

Noam Sobovitz is a young-generation Israeli filmmaker. A graduate of Tel Aviv University film school, Noam was the editorial producer of a docu-series about the ultra-orthodox media in Israel “The Right Not to Know” for KAN 11. His film “Homecoming” for HOT won the best short film at Astra Film Festival. 

Noam Sobovitz - Junior Director
Junior Director
Ali Adi
ALI ADI

Ali Adi is a Cinema and economics graduate with a sheer passion for politics, history, and arts. Worked as an editor and content director in several Arabic productions including documentaries and music shows. Ali joined Zygote Films in 2019. 

Ali Adi - Post Production Producer​
Post Production Producer
Itay Landsberg-Nevo
ITAY LANDSBERG-NEVO

From 2003-2017, Itay Landsberg was the head of the documentary department and a commissioning editor at IBA Channel 1. During his work, he was responsible for hundreds of documentaries and dozens of docu-series. Among them, the Oscar-nominated film "The Gatekeepers". In 2006 Itay was awarded the most prestigious award for journalism in Israel.

Itay Landsberg-Nevo - Content Development
Content Development

Awards

Best Documentary Series 2021

Best Documentary Director 2021

Best Documentary Research 2021

Best Documentary Sound 2021

Best Documentary Cinematography 2021

Best Documentary Editor 2021

Israeli Academy for TV and Motion Pictures Awards

Best Documentary Series 2020

Documentary Forum Award

Best Cinematography Award 2019

Documentary Forum Award

Best Mid length Documentary 2019

Arquivo em Cartaz Rio de Janiero

Best Cinematography Award 2019

Documentary Forum Award

Best Artistic Design Award 2019

Documentary Forum Award

Best Research Award 2019

Doc Aviv Film Festival

Golden Panda Award for Long Documentary 2015

Sichuan Doc Festival, China

Best Art Documentary 2013

Art DOC, Art Film Festival Rome, Italy

Best Documentary 2013

FILAF d'Or, Art Film Festival Perpignan, France

Best Documentary 2012

Documentary Edge Film Festival, New Zealand

Honorable Mention 2011

Jerusalem Film FestivalJerusalem Film Festival

Annual Cinema Award 2010

Israeli Film Council Award for excellence in film

Remi Award 2008

Houston World Fest

Best Cinematography Award 2007

Doc Aviv Film Festival

Audience Award 2004

EBS, Seoul Documentary Film Festival

Ghandy Award 2004

Documenta Madrid

2nd place 2003

Doc Aviv Film Festival

Best Documentary 2002

Valley film Festival Los Angeles

Honorable Mention 2002

San Francisco Film Festival

Best Documentary 2002

Doc Aviv Film Festival