Hilla Medalia

Peabody Award-winning filmmaker and producer has received four Emmy® nominations. Her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theaters and on television including HBO, MTV, PBS, BBC and ARTE. Her range of titles include ‘Prisoner X’ (JFF 2023), ‘Mourning in Lod’ 2023 (MTV Documentaries, DocAviv) ‘Innocence’ 2022 (Venice International Film Festival), ‘H2: The Occupation Lab’ 2022 (DocAviv), ‘The Reason Why’ 2021 (Jerusalem Film Festival), ’Love & Stuff’ 2020 (HotDocs, DOCNYC) ‘Transkids’ 2019 (a 5 episode series for yesDocu and film), ‘ Leftover Women’ 2019 (Tribeca, ARTE), ‘The Oslo Diaries’ 2018 (Sundance, HBO, ARTE), ‘Muhi’ 2017 (IDFA, HotDocs),  ‘Censored Voices’, 2015 (Sundance, Berlinale), ‘The Go Go Boys’ 2014 (Cannes), ‘Web Junkie’ 2014 (Sundance, POV, BBC), ‘Dancing in Jaffa’ 2013 (Tribeca, IFC) and more. Hilla has been awarded the Paris Human Rights Festival Jury Award, Golden Warsaw Phoenix, as well as the jury award at FIPA and more.

She is a regular lecturer at The NY Film Academy, NYU, EWA (European Women’s Audiovisual Network) and the New Fund for Cinema’s Women Greenhouse on the subject of production, directing and crowdfunding. Hilla is a mentor for the NFCT’s Business Card Program for Emerging Filmmakers, at Ex Oriente and Dok Incubator. She acts as lector and judge at film festivals and forums. Hilla is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the PGA and she holds an M.A. from Southern Illinois University.