Tomer Heymann (born October 12, 1970 in Kfar Yedidia, Israel) is an Israeli filmmaker. He is best known for his work on the documentary films Paper Dolls, Mr.Gaga and Who's Gonna Love Me Now?.
Heymann has directed many documentary films and series in the past ten years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals including his first film It Kinda Scares Me. Paper Dolls won three awards at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film and TV series Bridge over the Wadi, co-produced with the American ITVS, won the Israeli Documentary Film competition, participated in IDFA Festival's prestigious competition and won many awards around the world. Tomer's new 8-part series The Way Home was recently[when?] broadcast by the Yes Doco Channel in Israel and won the best documentary series award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. I Shot My Love premiered at Berlin Int'l Film Festival in 2010, won the Best Mid-length Award at Hotdocs and was screened in major film festival including: Dok/Fest Sheffield, Taiwan Int'l Documentary Film Festival, Kassel Film Festival and more. The 2016 documentary Who's Gonna Love Me Now?, directed by Tomer and his brother Barak Heymann, explores the life of Saar, a gay HIV-positive Israeli man living in London whom Tomer met in Tel Aviv in 1994.
- 2000 - Laugh Till I Cry - 45 min
- 2001 - It Kinda Scares Me - 57 min
- 2003 - Aviv-F*****-up Generation - Documentary 35mm, 60 min
- 2004 - Paper Dolls - 6-part series
- 2005 - Bridge Over the Wadi - 4-part series
- 2006 - Cinderellas - 4-part series
- 2006 - Paper Dolls - 35 mm, 80 min
- 2006 - Bridge Over The Wadi - 55 min
- 2007 - Debut - Hofaat Bechora - 5-part series
- 2007 - Out of Focus - 52 min
- 2007 - Black Over White - 50 min
- 2009 - The Way Home - 8-part series
- 2010 - I Shot My Love – 56/70 min
- 2015 - Mr. Gaga - 100 min
- 2016 - Who's Gonna Love Me Now?
- 2019 - Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life
Films Festivals and awardsEdit
- "INTERVIEW: Director Tomer Heymann digs deep to find Ohad Naharin, aka 'Mr. Gaga'". hollywoodsoapbox.com. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
- "Who's Gonna Love Me Now? – Interview with Barak Heymann". bostonjfilm.org. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
- "Mr. Gaga". nwfilm.org. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
- "In Search of a Better Life, and a Place to Be Accepted". nytimes.com. Retrieved 2019-10-15.
- "Interview: Tomer and Barak Heymann talk Who's Gonna Love Me Now?". FilmDoo. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
- "Nagrody/Awards". Jewish Motifs International Film Festival. 2019-09-15. Retrieved 2019-10-14.