Iris Zaki

Dr. Iris Zaki is a Grierson award-winning filmmaker with a signature cinematic style. Her films were shown at numerous festivals and universities around the world (incl. IDFA, CPH:DOX, AFI Docs, Karlovy Vary, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Hamptons) winning many international prestigious awards, they were featured on TV and were commissioned by The New York Times' OpDocs. She did her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she explored her innovative interviewing technique - the Abandoned Camera. While working on her current project, Iris continues teaching BA and MA students, while also giving masterclasses in Europe and the US.

Iris Zaki.jpeg

Films

Unsettling-Poster.jpg

UNSETTLING
70', 2018

WIS-Poster-no-dates.jpg

WOMEN IN SINK
35', 2015

kosher.jpg

MY KOSHER SHIFTS
20', 2011

women in sink NY TIMES

SHAMPOO SUMMIT
New York Times, Op-Doc
8', 2016

unsettling NY TIMES

NATURAL BORN SETTLERS
New York Times, Op-Doc
18', 2019

Awards

Best student film - Grierson Award, UK, 2016

Most Innovative - Visions du Reel, Switzerland, 2015

Special Mention - Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, 2015

Best Short Documentary – Haifa Film Fest, 2016

First Prize – Open City London UK, 2011

Best Student Film - Astra, Romania 2012

Best Ethnographic Film - Intimate Lens, 2012

Special Mention – GIEFF Germany 2012

Special Mention – Contro Squardi, Italy 2012

Special Mention - Serbian Ethnological Film Fest 2012

Special Jury Mention ZagrebDox, Croaia, 2016

Best Short Foreign – Films de Femmes, France, 2016

​Best European Doc - ÉCU, France, 2016

Best Short Film – Jewish Motifs, Poland, 2016
Best Short Film – Filmes do Homem, Portugal, 2016
First Prize – Foci Magazine Competition, UK, 2016

Best Short – Society for Visual Anthropology, USA 2016

Special Mention – Corsica.Doc, France 2016

Special Mention - Intimate Lens Italy, 2016

Special Mention - Popoli e Religioni, Italy, 2016

Innovation Award, AHRC Films Awards, UK 2017

Special Mention - SIMA Awards, US, 2019

Bob Simon award for Best Film – Other Israel, US, 2018

Shortlisted for One World Media, UK, 2019

Audience Award – Terni Film Festival, Italy, 2019