Born in Israel 1975 to American parents, Graetz wrote, directed and produced SEVEN short films and one play titled 'In case i'm not around' . Published an award-winning novel IN Hebrew translated to English, titled 'A Rabbi’s Daughter'. Wrote six plays that were shown on stage. She teaches "Israeli Society as seen through Film" and mindfulness world widely.
She has a B.A & M.F.A in film- both from Tel-Aviv university and a M.F.A in creative writing- from BGU- Ben-Gurion university.
Since 2019 she made 7 short films with her life partner, Eitan Herman, cinematographer, some won in festivals around the world. They have a young daughter and live at Tel-Aviv.
London/ Avigail Graetz/ 2019/ 12 min./ one shot fiction
Nino/ Eitan Herman & Avigail Graetz/ 2019/ 5min./ documentary
Wrong Rhythm/ Avigail Graetz/ 2020/ 13 min./ fiction
My first wedding in Leggings/ Eitan Herman & Avigail Graetz/ 2020/ 10 min./ documentary
Mint Tea/ Avigail Graetz/ 2021/ 11 min./ fiction
Glow Stick/ Avigail Graetz/ 2021/ 16 min./ fiction
The Right Side / Eitan Herman & Avigail Graetz/ 2022/ 3 min./ video poetry
Just This/ Avigail Graetz/ 2022/ 30 min./ fiction
Garden of hope/ Eitan Herman & Avigail Graetz/ 2022/ 5min./ documentary
1st film 'London' 2019 wan best international film @ Brightside film festival N.J. 2nd film "Wrong Rhythm" won for best actress @ Chain NYC film festival 2020 3rd film , a short version of "My 1st wedding in leggings" won for best short documentary @ Early Bird International Student Film Festival Sofia, Bulgaria 2020 and Mint Tea wan best audience pick at "Long-Short" film festival Tel-Aviv.