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Yaelle Kayam

Yaelle Kayam

Israel

Scriptwriter, Film Director

TFL

FrameWork Participant 2013
Script&Pitch Participant 2012

biography

Between 2004 and 2006 Yaelle attended Cinema Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts Melbourne, Australia.

In 2009 she graduated from the Sam Spiegel School of Film and Television Jerusalem. Her graduation short film Diploma won Third Place at the Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival 2009. Diploma was screened in more than 70 festivals worldwide, won 14 international awards, was purchased for screening by Canal+ and screened at MoMA - Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Her feature script Providence (in development) has received the following development awards: Cinéfondation - Cannes Film Festival writing residence 2010, Berlin 24/7 Scholarship (Cooperation between Israeli Film Fund and Berlin Brandenburg Film Foundation) 2010, Sundance Institute Screenwriters’ Lab 2011.

The Mountain has received the following development awards: Rehovot Women’s Film Festival 2011 in collaboration with the Rabinovich Film Fund and “Gesher” Film Fund, The Jerusalem Film Fund 2012. The Mountain will be Yaelle Kayam’s first feature film.