Interview with Dekel Berenson – NRFF Artist of the Month
NRFF’s Artist of the Month (July ’20) is Dekel Berenson. Presenter Anya Patel recently caught up with Dekel to talk about his recent successes and film projects including ‘Anna’, which premiered at Cannes Film Festival last year, and will be part of NRFF London’s 2020 programme.
Dekel Berenson is an Israeli writer, director, and graphic designer. Drawing inspiration from traveling to more than sixty countries, Dekel explores real-world social and humanitarian issues. His 3rd short film Anna premiered in Competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, was shortlisted for a BAFTA, and won Best British Short at the 22nd BIFA awards. His short film Ashmina won numerous prizes, including Best Short Film at the 59th Krakow Film Festival, Best of Fest at NRFF London 2019 and Best Live Action Short at the 36th Jerusalem Film Festival, qualifying the film for Academy Awards consideration. He is currently working on his first feature.