International Competition Animated Film
Orly Yadin, born in Israel, has lived in London since 1977. After studying French and English Literature in Paris and Providence, Rhode Island, she attended Film Studies courses in Jerusalem and London. She subsequently produced documentary films on historical topics for television and has been working as a writer, producer and director of animated and documentary films since 1986. In 1995 she founded the production company "Halo Productions" with Sylvie Bringas. Their joint animated short "Silence" won the Chicago International Film Festival's "Golden Hugo" in 1998 and was shortlisted for the 1999 Academy Awards. She has been running "Footage Farm", a library of international archive footage, since 2001. Orly Yadin teaches at Burlington College, Vermont, and at the National Film & Television School in Beaconsfield near London.