Best Feature Documentary Film

Budapest International Film Festival

2018
Opening Film

Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival — Israel

2016
Audience Award

Moscow International Film Festival

2017
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Roman Shumunov

Award Winning Film Director, Screenwriter and Editor

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FOUR STEPS TO DEATH

  • Documentary drama
  • 105 min
  • 2019

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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Here and now

  • Fiction
  • 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 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
  • 90 min
  • 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 Film

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

Israeli Documentary Awards

2016
Opening Film

Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival — Israel

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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