Part-Time Assistant Professor
Shimon Dotan is a fellow at the New York Institute of the Humanities, recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship-award and recipient of a Cullman Fellowship-award for scholars and writers at New York Public Library. Dotan is an award-winning filmmaker with thirteen feature films to his credit. His films have been the recipients of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance (Hot House) Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival (The Smile of the Lamb), numerous Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Repeat Dive; The Smile of the Lamb), and Best Film at the Newport Beach Film Festival (You Can Thank Me Later). Dotan has taught filmmaking and film studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel, Concordia University in Montreal and is presently teaching Political Cinema at NYU and Film Directing at the New School University in New York. Dotan is a member of the Directors and Writers Guild of America (DGA, WGA).