Gili Dolev – Writer & Director
Gili is a writer/ director and developer of animated content. In 2003 Gili co-founded
Ink Animations Ltd following his successful 'Promise Land, a short animated musical
about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As Ink Animations' creative director Gili had
developed, wrote and directed diverse projects for film, TV and the web.
Gili has recently moved to Israel to become Head of Content Development for Tel
Aviv based company Primus Design Group where he's busy developing a slate of
exciting new projects.
Gili Dolev – filmography
- Wrote an directed 'The Happy Duckling' animated short. Winner Best Children
Animation at Stuttgart International Animation Festival, 2009. Winner Best
Short Film at Cartoons on the Bay, Italy 2009.
Some other festival screenings include: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film
Festival, France; SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, Edinburgh International Film
Festival. Aspen Shortfest, Oxford International film festival, Anima Mundi International
Animation Festival, USA; Kids First! Festival, USA; International Family Film Festival, USA
Directed S1jobs TV ad campaign, 2007
- Winner of Scottish Advertising Awards:Best Integrated Campaign.
Commendations: Best use of Illustration/Animation, Best Use of Typography, and
Most Creative use of Media.s
- Screen at the British Animation Awards and at Hiroshima International Animation
Festival 2008 ('Best of the world')
Directed Smart Materials for BBC Education, winner of 'Science with a Big See' prize.
Directed Greeks micro series commissioned by BBC. Official selection at Annecy
International Animation Festival and nominated for Scottish BAFTA in the best Childrens
- Repeat screening of Promise Land at Annecy International Animation Festival as
part of a special programme about conflicts.
- Repeat screening of graduation film Meine Heimstadt at Annecy International
Animation Festival as part of a special programme about the holocaust.
Wrote and directed Kebab Kingdom, a 2d comedy micro series for
BBC Scotland’s Karen Dunbar show, nominated for Golden Rose Montreux.
Wrote and directed Promise Land, Winner Best Animated Film, Clermont-Ferrand
2003 and screened at over 30 festivals and exhibitions including:
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2002, Toronto International Film Festival 2002,
Clermont-Ferrand 2003, Annecy international Animation Festival 2003, Adelaide Film
Festival 2003, Aspen Short Film Festival 2003, , Jerusalem International Film
festival 2003, Cine-Vegas, Tribeca Film Festival, Chicago International Film
Wrote and directed graduation film Meine Heimatstadt, Official selection student category
Annecy International Animation Film Festival. Best Animation and Best 'Overall' Film in the
Reel to Reel Film Festival. Best animated film in Shortcuts student film festival.
Nominated for Scottish Bafta, Festival of Fantastic Films. California Sun Animation
Festival. Art in Motion II, PISAF Puchon International Student Animation festival in Korea