Director, Script Writer
Born and raised in kibbutz Yehiam. Graduated from the Tel Aviv University, Film and TV Department. Writer and Director of Raz and Radja, (short, 2012), part of Water, an Israeli-Palestinian film project, which opened the Venice FF- critics’ week, Busan, Mostra Sao Paulo, Clermont Ferrand, Santa Barbara and more. In addition, writer and director of Bugs on a Helmet (short, 2011). Festivals: Shanghai IFF, Rome IFF and more. Co-writer Till Day’s End (short, 2014). Shanghai IFF
(winner best short), Jerusalem IFF, Clermont Ferrand, Plus Camerimage IFF Poland and more. 2016 – Commissioned to write a daily drama for Hot (Israeli cable). 2017 –The Dive – will be Yona’s debut feature film, in preproduction. Decompression – his second feature (in funding status) won the first prize in the Jerusalem International Film Lab.
Films presented at Cannes