Ohad Landesman

Film Critic, Israel

Ohad LandesmanOhad Landesman is a film scholar and critic who specializes in documentary history and theory, digital cinema, and animation. His PhD, which he received from the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, focuses on the aesthetic implications of digital technology on the documentary tradition, with a specific emphasis put on doc-fiction hybrids, essay films and animated documentaries. He is currently teaching film in the Department of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University and the Department of History and Theory at Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His academic essays have appeared in different film journals, such as Studies in Documentary Film, Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Visual Anthropology Review. He published critically in various film magazines, such as Film Comment, Reverse Shot, Cineaste, IndieWIRE and Takriv, and is currently writing a blog (doctalk.co.il), which focuses on documentary cinema in Israel and worldwide.

Expanding the Documentary Form

in 55th Krakow Film Festival

The documentary competition in the 55th edition of t... read more

All About My Mother

in 31st Warsaw Film Festival

Senem Tüzen's debut film Motherland (Ana Yurdu), win... read more

Docufictions in Karlovy Vary

in 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

One of the most striking developments in recent docu... read more

Tragic History in Peak-Season

in 59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film

A crowd of people gathers next to the sign “Arbeit m... read more

Breaking the Wall

in 19th Docaviv – The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

Moran Ifergan’s The Wall (Ha-Kir), winner of the Bes... read more