Dror Shaul

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Dror Shaul (born in 1973) is an Israeli film-maker.

Dror Shaul is a film writer, director, producer residing in Tel Aviv-Israel.

In 1999 he wrote and directed his first short film Operation Grandma (Original title: "Mivtsa Savta") which won the Israeli Academy Award, was a final nominee for the Banff Rockie Award in 2000 in Canada, and is considered as one of Israel's best cult films.

His first feature film Sima Vaknin, A Witch, was released in July 2003.

In 2003 Dror participated in the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Labs with Sweet Mud.

The film was released in September 2006 and won 4 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film. Sweet Mud premiered in the Toronto IFF and participated in Pusan IFF.

The film won:

The Sundance IFF Grand Jury Award in the World Cinema Competition 2007

The Crystal Bear in Berlin IFF 2007

The Audience Award in Miami IFF 2007

The Bermuda IFF 2007

The Serbia IFF 2007

The Croatia IFF 2007

The Prix Jeune Public and Prix Nova in Montpellier IFF 2007.

His most recent film Atomic Falafel is an Israeli, German, New Zealand co-production with Iranian participants. It was released at the Montreal World Film Festival on September 1, 2015 and more widely in Israel on September 10, 2015.[1]

Dror has worked on several nationally and internationally recognized commercial campaigns and won many local and international awards like Israel's equivalent of the Clio Award, the New York Festival's Global Award and the International Festival of Commercial Films in Rome.


  1. ^ Simon, Alissa. "Film Review: 'Atomic Falafel'". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 

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