Itay Akirav, graduate and lecturer at the Sam Spiegel Film School and alumni of the Marcie Bloom Fellowship. In 2010 he received an Excellence Award from the Jerusalem Foundation.
Short Films that he produced and directed so far, participated in dozens of festivals and exhibitions in Israel and abroad and won prizes (First Prize at the Haifa Film Festival, Award for directing at the Early Bird film Festival, Honorary Mention at the Munich Film Festival, Award for Act and Honorary Mention for directing at the Fiaticorti Film Festival).
His film as a director and writer “Lighthouse”, took part in Haifa film festival, Edinburgh film festival, Interfilm and Short Shorts and distributed by OpenDDB.
Akirav is currently in post-production as a producer with “Africa”, a feature film by Oren Gerner That won the first prize at the pitch-point (wip) at the Jerusalem film festival and at the cinelink (wip) at the Sarajevo film festival. The film Will be released in 2019.
In addition, he’s at pre-production of the feature films “Life without credit” by Tom shoval and “The Sibyl” by Zuzanna Solakiewicz that Participating in the Sam Spiegel international film lab.