Best Music Award

Ophir Awards, Israeli Oscar

2019
Best Feature Film

Budapest International Film Festival

2018
Opening and Best Film

Doc Aviv International Film Festival

2016
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Roman Shumunov

Award Winning Film Director, Screenwriter and Editor

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Portfolio

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. But beyond the medals, lies a wonderful story of a young Jewish orphan who becomes a leader, survives against all odds and succeeds to preserve his identity.

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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

A social drama told through the eyes of Andrey, a young immigrant living with her little sister in the slums of the city of Ashdod and struggling to assimilate into Israeli society, who forms a hip-hop band with his three best friends.
Surviving day to day, they devote their time to rehearsing for an audition to an upcoming international music festival. They believe that winning the musical competition will allow them 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 from the former Soviet Union, is trying to win the International Break-dance Championship.

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red echoes of war

  • Documentary
  • 35 min
  • 2015

The veterans, both men and women, fighters in the «Red Army» that overpowered the Nazis in the Second World War, are today elderly.

They gather daily in their small club, that was built for them by their city in the south of Israel,to tell their stories — perhaps for the last time. Here are the stories of the veterans of Arad.

* The movie developed for Ministry of Education for preservation of historical values.

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no one but us

  • Fiction
  • 35 min
  • 2011

This is a story about the solitude of the new immigrants and their endless struggle to survive, to be accepted and to be a part of Israeli society.

Andrei, the protagonist, a new immigrant from the former Soviet Union, discovers that in order to save his sick father’s life he must buy an expensive drug that is well beyond his means. At the same time, Andrei and his two best friends, Zura and Marat, also living alone in the country, try to achieve their dream to be heard and understood via their poesy music. Andrei 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. In 2016, his documentary feature film “Babylon Dreamers” opened the DocAviv International Film Festival and won first prize. In 2018, came out feature film “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. In 2020, Roman returned to documentary filmmaking, with his 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. At the moment Roman is working on a new drama mini series, in co-production with MGM Studios and Israeli Channel 8  - «Munich 50 Years on», 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
Best Music Award

Ophir Awards, Israeli Oscar

2018
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

red echoes of war

  • Documentary
  • 35 min
  • 2015
Best Short Film Award

Viral competition, Israel

2012
Winner short competition

Cinema South Film Festival

2012

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

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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