Tomer Heymann (Filmmaker)


Tomer Heymann has directed many documentary films and series in the past ten years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals including his first film It Kinda Scares Me. Paper Dolls won three awards at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film and TV series Bridge over the Wadi, co-produced with the American ITVS, won the Israeli Documentary Film competition, participated in IDFA Festival’s prestigious competition and won many awards around the world.

Tomer’s new 8-part series The Way Home was recently broadcasted  in Israel by the Yes Doco Channe and won the best documentary series award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. I Shot My Love, his latest film, premiered at Berlin Int’l Film Festival in 2010, won the Best Mid-length Award at Hotdocs and was screened in major film festival including: Dok/Fest Sheffield, Taiwan Int’l Documentary Film Festival, Kassel Film Festival and more.


2016 – Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

2015 – Mr. Gaga

2011 – The Queen Has No Crown– 84 Min

2010 – I Shot My Love – 56/70 Min

2009- The Way Home – 8-part series, Yes Doco Channel Israel

2007- Debut – 5-part series, Yes Doco Channel Israel.

2007- Out of Focus – 52 min, Channel 8 Israel.

2007- Black Over White – 50 min, Channel 2 Israel.

2006- Paper Dolls – 35 mm, 90 min, Yes Doco Channel Israel, Channel 2 Israel, Sundance Channel USA.

2006- Bridge over the Wadi – 55 min, co-produced with ITVS.

2006- Cinderellas – 4-part series, Channel 2 Israel.

2005- Bridge Over the Wadi – 4-part series, Yes Doco Israel.

2004- Paper Dolls – 6-part series, Yes Channel Israel.

2003- Aviv-Fucked-up Generation – Documentary 35mm, 60 min, Channel 8 Israel, Channel 2 Israel.

2001- It Kinda Scares Me – 57 min, Channel 8 , Channel 2 Israel.

2000- Laugh till I cry – 45 min.



LGBT issues at Texas Jewish Film Festival (San Antonio Current / February 14, 2017)
The Secret History of Israeli Choreographer Ohad Naharin (The New Yorker / February 1, 2017)
‘Mr. Gaga’ Dances Across the USA (Jerusalem Post / January 18, 2017)
Who’s Gona Love Me Now? NY Premiere (NYBlueprint / January 12, 2017)
Heymann Brothers Win AICE Prize (The Iris / October 4, 2016)
Tel Aviv Float in Berlin Pride (A Wider Bridge / July 20, 2016)
Dance of A Lifetime (Australian Jewish News / July 6, 2016)
Festivals Are Crazy for ‘Mr. Gaga’ (The Times of Israel / March 20, 2016)
Heymann Brothers’ Film Wins at Berlin Film Festival (A Wider Bridge / February 22, 2016)
Tomer Reveals Personal Connection to New Docu (A Wider Bridge / February 18, 2016)
When You’re a Gay Israeli, You Can Go Home Again (The Forward / February 17, 2016)
“Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?” (A Wider Bridge / February 9, 2016)
Tomer Heymann Falls into One of Amsterdam’s Canals After Mr. Gaga Premier (A Wider Bridge / December 11, 2015)
Going Gaga Over Naharin (Jerusalem Post / November 30, 2015)
‘Mr. Gaga’ Dances into Jerusalem (Jerusalem Post / July 18, 2015)
Watch Tomer Heymann’s New Short (A Wider Bridge / December 4, 2014)
Heymann’s ‘Aliza’ Premieres Tonight (A Wider Bridge / July 11, 2014)
Mr. Gaga Reached its Goal (Kickstarter / January 3, 2014)
Tomer Heymann Began Filming Bat Sheva Director Ohad Naharin (Seen Israel / November 27, 2013)
When Tomer Heymann Met Natalie Portman… (Kickstart / November 11, 2013)
Heymann Brothers’ Films: A Retrospective (A Wider Bridge / September 18, 2013)
Do you want to participate in “Mister Gaga”? An Upcoming Film by Tomer Heymann (A Wider Bridge / August 13, 2013)
The Heymann Brothers’ New Project (A Wider Bridge, March 6, 2013)