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Yair Harel

MA work

White Darkness

A short narrative animated film based on my childhood memory: A boy sits by himself in a synagogue during Saturday morning prayer.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Animation, 2019



  • I’m a director and 2D animator, originally from Israel. I specialize in narrative animation, and enjoy directing and telling stories that are on the border between comic and dramatic. Many of my works deal with the culture and society in which I live, and are based on personal experiences of mine.

  • Degrees

  • BFA Screen-Based Arts, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, 2012
  • Experience

  • Render supervisor, 'The Congress', dir. Ari Folman, Jaffa, 2012–2013; Animator, Shortcut Playground - Creative House, Ramat-Gan, 2013; Director and animator, Baby First TV, Tel-Aviv, 2013–2015; Chief animator, 'The Legend of King Solomon', dir. Albert Hanan Kaminski, Jerusalem, 2015–2016; Director and animator, 'Silent Water', Tel-Aviv, 2017; Director and animator, Studio Poink, Tel-Aviv, 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • Haifa international film festival, Haifa, Israel, 2012; Asif animation festival, Tel-Aviv, 2017