BEST DIRECTOR

MCIF Montréal

Best Feature Film

Budapest International Film Festival

Opening and Best Film

Doc Aviv International Film Festival

and more +

Roman Shumunov

Award Winning Film Director, Screenwriter and Editor

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Portfolio

MEMORY FOREST

  • TV Series
  • 4 Episodes
  • 2022

A group of teens embark on a trip to Poland and the concentration camps for an up-close lesson on the blood-soaked history of WWII.

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ONE AND A HALF GENERATION

  • TV Series
  • 3 Episodes
  • 2022

TV series documentary that captures the personal historical drama of the immigration of Jews to Israel after collapse of the soviet regime.

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Berenshtein

  • Drama
  • 105 min
  • 2021

A fascinating story of Leonid Bernstein, who was a partisan battalion commander during ww2. He was responsible for destroying the development facility of the terrifying Nazi V-2 rocket, the last hope of Hitler to change the outcome of war.

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Back To Chernobyl

  • TV Documentary
  • 52 min
  • 2020

The film presents the story of the Chernobyl disaster, as a mosaic of stories, unique video archives and experiences, from the difficult past and the sad results of the present, which is told from several different perspectives.

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Here and now

  • Drama
  • 90 min
  • 2018

Andrey, a young immigrant living with her little sister in slums, forms a hip-hop band with his three best friends. They believe their music will allow them to make their voices heard, to make their voices heard, to influence their harsh reality.

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babylon dreamers

  • Documentary
  • 90 min
  • 2016

A group of young dancers from Israel’s periphery, whose members are immigrants, are trying to win the International Break-dance Championship.

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no one but us

  • Fiction
  • 35 min
  • 2011

Andrew, a new immigrant discovers that in order to save his sick father’s life he must buy an expensive drug that is well beyond his means.  Andrew decides to get the money for the medicine his father so desperately needs at all costs.

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About

Roman Shumunov is an award winning Israeli director, screen writer and editor. Has been titled more than once — as one of the most promising young directors in Israel. As a director, writer, and co producer, television, and cinema projects, Roman has been keeping busy across different genres. His past and present projects include : Documentary feature film “Babylon Dreamers” opened the DocAviv International F.F. and won first prize and over 30 festivals. “Here and Now”– Ophir Award (Israeli Oscar) . Social drama about young immigrant living with her little sister in the slums of the city and struggling to assimilate into Israeli society. Greatly valued film “Back to Chernobyl”, that was successful distributed to dozens of countries and festivals around the world. In April 2021 was released epic historical drama film– “Berenshtein — The last Partisan”. The film based on a true story of Leonid Berenshtein, who located the secret facility of Hitler. Won Best Director and Best Film. TV Series "Memory Forest", 4 Episodes, 2022 TV Series "Generation 1.5" 3 Episodes, 2022 At the moment Roman is working on a new drama mini series, in co-production with "TelePooL Group" and Israeli Channel 8 — «Munich 72», the untold story of the biggest terror attack of 20 century.

Awards & Nominations

Here and now

  • Drama
  • 90 min
  • 2018
Best Screenplay

Zabaikalsky International Film Festival

2020
First prize

International Jerusalem Film Festival Pitch Point

2018
Festival du Cinéma Israelién de Montréal

BEST DIRECTOR

Nominated in 3 categories

Israeli Academy Awards

2018

Official Competition at 35 Jerusalem International Film Festival

2018

Woodstock Film Festival, USA

2018

babylon dreamers

  • Documentary
  • 90 min
  • 2016
Best Feature Documentary Film

Budapest International Film Festival

2018
Best Feature Film

Kiev International Film Festival

2017
Audience Award

Moscow International Film Festival

2017
Opening and Best Film

DocAviv International Film Festival

Best First Film Award and Promising Director Award, Israel
2016
Best First Film Award

Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival — Israel

Best First Film Award

Israeli Documentary Awards

2016

More than 30 Film Festivals around the world

no one but us

  • Fiction
  • 35 min
  • 2011
Best Short Film

Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico/USA

2012
Best Actor

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel

2011
Best Original Music

South Cinema Festival, Israel

2011
Best Student Film

For the Development of Social Problems, Israel

2012

More than 20 Film Festivals around the world

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Press

VARIETY

Munich ’72,’ Olympic Village Black September Attack Series, Boarded by Global Screen

VARIETY

TELEVISION BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

TBI — Global Screen & Tadmor partner for ‘Munich ’72’ terror attack docuseries by Roman Shumunov

TELEVISION BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

i24 NEWS

Will Smith’s company to produce series on Munich massacre by Roman Shumunov

i24 NEWS

SCREENDAILY REVIEW — «HERE AND NOW»

Hip-hop drama set in an Israeli slum is an engaging debut from Roman Shumunov

“A modest, engaging, slice-of-life film”

SCREENDAILY

CITY MOUSE

“Despair seems more convenient than ever”

CITY MOUSE

ISRAEL TODAY

«Babylon Dreamers’ will not leave a dry eye in the audience» by Israel Today.

ISRAEL TODAY

HUNGARY NEWSPAPER — «BABYLON DREAMERS»

A review of Babylon Dreamers, winner of the Budapest International Documentary Festival 2018 and interviews with actors and the director about hidden part of Israeli society and the hip hop scene in periphery.

“The Thriving Hip Hop Scene of Babylon”

HUNGARY NEWSPAPER
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