"Jewish Fetish" is a short funny animation about the border between racism and fetishism of middle eastern Jewish people in Germany.
The film was made during AnimaDoc Workshop in Cinema Transtopia (bi'bak) Berlin 2021.
Amir O. Steklov & Inhar Sabagh
Akile Nazli Kaya
"Jewish Food Porn" is a funny and sexy short film on how to bake Jachnun, a traditional breakfast pasty from Jewish Yemeni cuisine.
The film compares the process of making the Jachnun to masturbation with superimposed erotic scenes and music videos of masturbation and playing with the oily dough.
The film is also making fun of youtube cooking tutorials and food-porn influencers.
The New Jews
(in post production)
"The New Jews" is a full length documentary film about an underground, anti-Zionist Jewish movement in Berlin.
The film portrays characters from Israeli-Jewish origin who moved to Berlin. Their struggle to be heard and accepted by society, and the Barriers to make contact with the local German population.
Don't be a DICK! (2020)
"Don't be a DICK!" is a short animation that investigates the representation of male body image across history and modern porn culture with humour and shocking facts.
The movie tries to answer these questions:
~ why men are so obsessed about the size of their penis?
~ how the porn industry uses this obsession to make money?
~ how different dick sizes represented through key moments in western history?
~ what's the origin of racist discourse surrounding dick size in our modern porn culture?
Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2020 -
TLVFest 2020 -
Porn Film Festival Vienna 2021 -
12th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival -
Ljubljana LGBT Film Festival 2020 -
Charging Up (2020)
"Charging Up" is a short vertical movie written and directed by Amir Ovadia Steklov.
The movie tells the story of coming out of depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The movie talks about creativity in those difficult times and the importance of friendship and human interaction at times of social distancing.
VERTIFILMS PRAGUE 2020 -
VMF 2020 -
Linea d'Ombra Festival 2020 -
VerticalMovie 2020 -
Between Two Walls (2019)
"Between Two Walls" Is a short documentary that explores the complexities of being a political Jewish immigrant in Berlin Germany nowadays.
Through interviews, phone calls, and chatting on dating websites, the movie portraits unique characters with a strong political agendas and harsh point of view upon their personal life and community.
- Are the German people ready to accept the Jewish people again in Berlin?
Berlin independent film festival 2020 -
Best Animated Short Film (Winner)
TLVFest 2020 -
Best Short Israeli Film (Nominated)
Pornfilmfestival Berlin 2019 -
Best Short Film (Nominated) / Premiere
BLOW-UP · International Arthouse Filmfest · Chicago 2020 -
for online screener of the full movie please send an email request HERE
The Short Nights of Berlin 2020 -
Liberation DocFest Bangladesh 2020 -
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2020 -
Liftoff Global Network Sessions 2019 -
(in post production)
"Astronaut Kid" is a short film about a young boy in a small village in Israel (Kibbutz) and his
struggle to be a part of the the violent children society there. He escapes to his dream world every time he is being victimized. what will happen when he will find himself as the offender?
The film is half classic animation half live action footage.
- The film is currently in post production.
"Hamudi" is a music video and a short film about a young boy in Jerusalem who tries to sell lighters in the famous "Mahane Yehuda Market". He does that to fuel his father's gambling addiction but fails over and over again.
At the end he will revenge his father and teach him an important lesson.
The music video was made for the song "Hamudi" by the band "Simulakra".
Cheap Thrills! 2016 -
"Fireworks" is a short stop-motion animation film i did when i was only 19 years old.
- I reprinted it again in 2015 in higher resolution.
This film is very close to my heart, I did it without any knowledge about animation and I had to teach myself how to make it step by step (before YouTube was around and i didn't even have access to the internet)
The film is about two fireworks fighting over territory.
Who will win? And what are the consequences?
ICFF - Indian Cine Film Festival - 15
Best Animated Short (Nominated)
Epos Festival - Tel Aviv Museum of Art
In The Next Lifetime (2014)
"In The Next Lifetime" is a music video for the singer Refael Azran.
Staring: Lucy Dubinchik & Refael Azran.
The music video is a dream scene about a broken heart of a man who plays a piano. The piano is falling apart and flies to the heavens in pieces, as a metaphor for the broken heart.
"TESLA" is a video artwork for 3 screens.
It is a love story for electricity, magnetism and electrodynamics.
The video work was made in my studio in Jerusalem in 2013 with the guidance of the artist Nira Pereg.
Empty House Gallery (Jerusalem) -
‘Hakaron’ exhibition 2013
Kilo Coke (2013)
"Kilo Coke" is a music video for the singer Rafael Azran.
The music video tells the story of a young "outsider" woman in a Tel-Aviv nightclub.
Her ex boyfriend is hanging on her necklace and sings the song.
I did this music video at the time I studied films in "Sam Spiegel - Film School"