Sigal Yehuda, Managing Director
Sigal Yehuda has been serving as the Managing Director of Greenhouse for the past three years, together with the Greenhouse team Yehuda has led the Greenhouse project to its international recognition as a leading program for documentary filmmakers.
In 2010 together with Greenhouse's 4 partners Yehuda initiated a development program for European & Mediterranean filmmakers on the theme of racism & human rights and the current development program for Southern Mediterranean Cinema School graduates & young filmmakers, both programs received the support of the EU in the framework of MEDIA International & Euromed Audiovisual III.
Prior to her current position Yehuda initiated a production & post production Company in Greece where she produced and co-directed several films. In 2010 she co-produced the feature length documentary 'The Black Bus '(Berlinale 2009) by Israeli filmmakers Anat Zuria about women's oppression in the orthodox Jewish society and the documentary film 'The Hangman' (IDFA 2010) by Natalie Braun & Avigail Sperber about the man who hanged Adolph Eichmann.
Yair Lev, Head of Studies
Yair Lev was born in 1959 in Tel Aviv where he lives up until today. So far he made four feature-documentaries; 'Hugo 2" (2008); “Uri Avnery: Warrior for Peace” (2002) which won the In the Spirit of Freedom award for best documentary at the 2002 Jerusalem Film Festival and soon afterwards was released in theatres all over Germany; “Yakantalisa – a Portrait of a Dead Poet” (1996); “Hugo” (1989) was shown at the Berlin, Chicago and Montreal Film Festivals and in many others. In 1996 he received the Ministry of Culture's Art of Cinema award. He also directed several of short films and educational films. Yair Lev teaches filmmaking and theory of cinema at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and Bezalel-Art Academy both in Jerusalem. In 2008, Lev joined the Greenhouse team as head of studies.
Anna Somershaf , Production Coordinator
Anna Somershaf is a graduate of the Sapir Academic College film school. During her studies she also participated in a prestigious program at "La Femis" film school in Paris. She directed and produced short documentary and fiction films, while managing an artistic-social project, "In the desert", by the artist Joseph Dadoune. Since 2010 she produced and researched a documentary of veteran director Lina Chaplin, "Voices from the booth", and managed the production company "Laila Films" - Headed by producer Itai Tamir. Her thesis film "Holyland" (documentary, 54 min.) was chosen for several international film festivals.