Sigal Yehuda has been involved with Greenhouse since its inception and is largely responsible for the evolution of the program into a prestigious and internationally recognized development initiative for fostering the talents of the most promising filmmakers in the region.
Sigal Yehuda has served as the Director of Greenhouse since 2007. Together with the Greenhouse team, she has led Greenhouse to international recognition as a leading program for documentary filmmakers. In 2010, together with the Greenhouse four international partners, Yehuda initiated a development program for European and Mediterranean filmmakers to encourage the exploration of racism and human rights themes. At the same time, she led the planning process for the current program targeting cinema school graduates and emerging filmmakers in the Middle East and North Africa.
In addition to coordinating responsibilities between many multinational organizations, Yehuda also develops creative collaboration opportunities between different entities in Europe, North America and the Southern Mediterranean region, which is the avenue through which the filmmakers are able to achieve an international audience and financing for their projects.
Under Yehuda’s tutelage, Greenhouse now encompasses a lasting legacy that specifically assists MENA filmmakers in producing a wide spectrum of content on social and political issues in their societies.
Since 2014 Yehuda serves also as the Director of the Greenhouse Women Program for Arab & Jewish Filmmakers in Israel.
Prior to her current position, Yehuda established a production and 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 filmmaker Anat Zuria about women's oppression in Orthodox Jewish society, and the documentary film, 'The Hangman' (IDFA 2010), by Natalie Braun and Avigail Sperber, about the man who hanged Adolph Eichmann.
Yehuda graduated from Camera Obscura, Israel’s most prestigious school for avant garde cinema and the arts, in 1994 with a degree in Art Photography and Sound Design for Film.
Sigal Yehuda, Director