Ohad Landesman

Film Critic, Israel

Ohad Landesman is a film scholar and critic who specializes in documentary history and theory, digital cinema, and animation. His PhD, which he received from the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, focuses on the aesthetic implications of digital technology on the documentary tradition, with a specific emphasis put on doc-fiction hybrids, essay films and animated documentaries. He is currently teaching film in the Department of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University and the Department of History and Theory at Bezalel, Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. His academic essays have appeared in different film journals, such as Studies in Documentary Film, Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal and Visual Anthropology Review. He published critically in various film magazines, such as Film Comment, Reverse Shot, Cineaste, IndieWIRE and Takriv, and is currently writing a blog (doctalk.co.il), which focuses on documentary cinema in Israel and worldwide.