From Tel Aviv, Israel

Adam Weingrod

Adam was born in the late 1980s to a family of artists in Jerusalem, Israel. After completing his B.A. in music majoring in jazz and performing all over the world, Adam returned to film, his original passion. In 2016, Adam obtained his M.F.A. in film, graduating with Honors from Tel Aviv University. Adam wrote, directed and produced \"Funjoya\" (16 min fiction) which won the Audience Award at the Tel Aviv International Student Festival. His film \"The Island,\" which was produced by Israeli TV channel yes Docu, premiered at the DocAviv Film Festival in 2017 and later winning Best Student Film at the 2017 Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Forum Awards. Currently, Adam is working on his new documentary film \"The Cassel Twins\"- telling the childhood story of his grandmother and her cousin who fled Nazi Germany to the only place that took them in, the Philippine Islands.

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