Tawfik Abu Wael (born January 25, 1976 in the Palestinian town of Um El-Fahim in Israel) is a film director and screenwriter.
He is residing in Tel Aviv since 1996.
2000 Graduated from Tel- Aviv University with a degree in film directing.
Alongside of directing and screenwriting he’s been teaching and lecturing cinema in Schools of Art and Academic Colleges, he was a mentor for Palestinians screenwriters and directors in making the BBC internet series “Dandara” (30 episodes) and was a creative consultant for the Israeli Cinema Funds.
Tawfik is currently working on the pre-production of his feature fiction film “Wise Hassan” (director, screenwriter), which received the production investment of the ‘Israel Film Fund’ and is about to be shot in September-October 2020.
He is also working on the development of “Claws of Paradise” (screenwriter, director) – a Television Series.
2021 “Bet Shemesh” Kan-11 Television series (9 episodes) – Co-creator, director, screenwriter
2019 “Our Boys” HBO Television miniseries (10 episodes) – Co-creator, director, screenwriter with Hagai Levi and Joseph Cedar.
Filmography: (director, screenwriter)
2017 “Freedom Train” Short Fiction Film (26mins) – Best Short Film in Haifa International Film Festival.
2014 “Growing old joyfully” Short Fiction Film (9mins)
2011 “Last days in Jerusalem” Feature Fiction Film (83mins),
Premiered in Locarno Film Festival in Europe and in Toronto Film Festival in North America.
2004 “Atash” (Thirst) Feature Fiction Film (112mins)
Producer: GLOBAL FILM
International Critics Award (FIPRESCI) at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.
Best Israeli Feature Film (Wolgin Award) at the Jerusalem Film Festival
Special Jury Prize for Feature Film at the Paris Biennale of Arab Cinema.
Best Cinematography at the Israeli Film Academy.
Best Film- International Film festival in Corsica.
Best Cinematography Mostra de Valencia.
Film (no subtitles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoVaCXzZ_po&feature=youtu.be
2002 “The Fourteenth” Documentary Film (15mins)
2001 “Waiting for Salah El-Din” Documentary Film (53mins) –
2000 “Diary of a Male Whore” Short Fiction Film (15mins)
1997-1999: “Bread, Hashish & the Moon” (11mins),
“I leave, you stay” (8mins),
“Intellectual in Garbage” (3mins),