Nir Berger is a screenwriter and director from Israel, graduate of TAU film school and current participant of the DFFB's Serial Eyes program in Berlin. In the last 5 years he has created, written and directed TV series, web series and short films in various genres – from animated comedy, through sketch shows and all the way to live-action, serialized drama. Some of his recent work: creating, co-writing and directing the award-winning animated web series "Dead End" for the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, which has reached nearly 2 million views in Israel (in a 7 million Hebrew-speaking population); creating, co-writing and directing the sci-fi comedy series "Big Nothing" (Yes Kidz); co-creating the comedy web series "Contacts", which has reached over 2 million views with only three episodes; writing & directing the short film "Touch", recently participating in Jerusalem Film Festival; co-developing a new dramedy series for the IPBC; and writing on staff for various other TV shows, among them the successful sketch show "Ha-Yehudim Ba'im" and the family sitcom "Tsafuf". For more details as well as viewing links, visit www.nirberger.net.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Dead End2019
    Animation, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Touch2019
    Short
  • Director (2 Credits)
    Dead End2019
    Animation, Short, Television, Web / New Media
    Touch2019
    Short
Nominated
Touch
Palm Springs ShortFest
2020
Winner - Audience Choice Award, Most Promising Director Award
Touch
Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival
Tel Aviv
2020
Winner - Best Short Film, Best Screenplay
Touch
Moscow Shorts
Moscow
2020
Winner - Best Series TV/Web
Dead End
SHORT to the Point
2020
Official Selection
Dead End
Copenhagen Web Fest
Copenhagen
2020
Winner - Best Narrative
Touch
SHORT to the Point
2020
Winner - Best Narrative Short
Touch
Carmel International Short Film Festival
2020
Winner - Best Animated Series
Dead End
Rio Web Fest
Rio
2020
Winner - Best Animated Content
Dead End
T.O Web Fest
Toronto
2020
Winner, Best Screenplay
Dead End
Realist Web Fest
Nizhny Novgorod
2019
Nominated - Best Comedy, Best Animation, Best Screenplay in a Comedy
Dead End
Asia Web Awards
Seoul
2019
Nominated - Best Animation
Dead End
Seoul Webfest
Seoul
2019
Nominated - Best Short Film
Dead End
Kaboom Animation Festival (Previously KLIK & HAFF Festivals)
Amsterdam
2019
Nominated - Best Web Series
Dead End
Raindance Web Fest
London
2019
Winner - Best Creator in Animation & Webfilm
Dead End
Asia Web Awards
Seoul
2019
Nominated - Best Short Film
Touch
JFF - Jerusalem Film Festival
Jerusalem
2019
Winner, Best Comissioned Animation
Dead End
Animix Festival - Asif Competition
Tel Aviv
2019
Episodic
Dead End
Slamdance Film Festival
Park City, Utah
Official Selection
Dead End
Apulia Web Fest
Winner - Best Animation
Dead End
Sicily WebFest
Sicily
Official Selection
Dead End
TAAFI - Toronto Animation Arts Festival International
Nominated (TBD, October 2020)
Dead End
Discover Film
London
Winner - Best Animation, Best Sound Editing
Dead End
Melbourne WebFest
Melbourne
Winner - Best Animated Show
Dead End
NZ WebFest
Winner - Best Comedy, International
Dead End
300 Seconds Short Film Festival
Official Selection
Touch
Lublin Film Festival
Lublin
Official Selection
Touch
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Warsaw
Official Selection
Touch
Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg
Berlin
Official Selection
Touch
Minikino Film Week
Official Selection
Touch
River Film Festival
Official Selection
Touch
rolling ideas
Official Selection
Touch
Washington Jewish Film Festival
Official Selection
Touch
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Official Selection
Touch
Stony Brook Film Festival
Official Selection
Touch
Defy Film Festival
Nominated
Touch
Discover Film Awards
Finalist - Asian New Force
Touch
ifva Awards
Nominated (TBD) - Best Fiction Short Film
Touch
International Izmir Short Film Festival
Izmir
Nominated - Best Narrative Short Film
Touch
Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
Official Selection
Dead End
FIFES Comedy Film Festival
Nominated
Touch
Galway Film Fleadh
Winner - Best Short Film
Touch
Short Film Factory
Official Selection
Dead End
Houston Comedy Film Festival
Houston
Winner - Award of Excellence, Special Mention
Touch
Accolade Global Film Competition
Nominated - Best Web Series
Dead End
Pilot Light Film Festival
Official Selection
Dead End
New Jersey Webfest
Finalist, International Short Film Competition
Touch
Huesca International Film Festival
Official Selection
Dead End
Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest
Berlin
Grand Prize - International Competition
Touch
Asiana International Short Film Festival
Seoul
Official Selection
Dead End
Thessaloniki Animation Festival
College
Tel Aviv University
TV & Film
20112013
College
DFFB
Serial Eyes Program
2019Present
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