About

Roman Shumunov is an Israeli award winning film director, screenwriter and editor.
He is perhaps best known for directing his documentary film «Babylon Dreamers» as well as directing the social drama feature film «Here and Now».
Roman graduated Film&Television studies in Sapir Academic College and graduated with honors.

​In 2016, when his documentary film «Babylon dreamers» opened the Biggest International Film Festival in Israel — Docaviv, Roman Shumunov was announced as one of the most promising young directors in Israel.

At the moment he is working on a new impressive movie called «Four steps to death», fascinating story during World War 2 and DocuDrama project — «Munich 50 Years on», the untold story of the biggest terror attack of 20 century.

Roman works internationally and open with all his heart to new interesting projects.

awards & nominations

here and now

  • Fiction feature movie
  • 2018
  • Director and Script Writer
  • — First prize on International Jerusalem Film Festival Pitch Point
  • — Best Music Award at Ophir Awards, Israeli Oscar 2018
  • — The Film Nominated for the 2018 Israeli Academy Awards in 3 categories: Best Music, Best sound design and Best Actor.
  • — Official Competition at 35 Jerusalem International Film Festival 2018
  • — Woodstock Film Festival 2018, USA
  • — Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019

BABYLON DREAMERS

  • Documentary movie feature
  • 2016
  • Director and Cinematographer and Editor
  • — Best Feature Documentary Film at Budapest International Film Festival 2018
  • — Best Feature Film at Kiev International Film Festival 2017
  • — Audience Award at Moscow International Film Festival 2017
  • — Opening Film at DocAviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel
  • — 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 at Israeli Documentary Awards 2016
  • — Opening Film: Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival — Israel 2016
  • — More than 30 Film Festivals around the world

NO ONE BUT US

  • 35 minute fiction
  • 2011
  • Director and Script Writer
  • — Best Short Film, Mexico International Film Festival, 2012, Mexico/USA
  • — Best Actor — Haifa International Film Festival 2011, Israel
  • — Best Original Music — South Cinema Festival 2011, Israel
  • — Best Student Film — For the Development of Social Problems, Israel 2012
  • — More than 20 Film Festivals around the world

EYES

  • 2015
  • Director, Cinematographer and Editor
  • — Won Best Short Film Award in Viral competition, Israel 2012
  • — Winner of Cinema South Film Festival, short competition, Israel 2012