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Swimming With Wings

Director: Daphna Awadish Golan

Netherlands, Israel, 2023, 10 min

Shooting Format:HD

Festival Year:2024


Crew:Writer: Daphna Awadish Golan. Producers: Richard Valk, Amit Gicelter.


A short animated documentary exploring the immigration experience through the eyes of a little Israeli girl learning how to swim with clothes on in the Netherlands.


About the director

Daphna Awadish is an Israeli filmmaker and illustrator living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She specializes in creating animated documentaries and works as an independent illustrator and animator.

Introducing her latest film, 'Swimming With Wings,' quietly gaining recognition at various international film festivals and honored with the ECFA Documentary Film Award at the Olympia International Film Festival, an Honourable Mention from Ottawa International Animation Festival and more.

Additionally, her short films 'Journey Birds' and 'Bear with Me' have been featured in several international festivals, receiving awards such as the Best Animation Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Fantastic Award at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film. Having lived in different countries herself, Daphna explores the meaning of 'home' in her work. She uses mixed media to portray personal narratives in a unique and intimate manner.

Daphna graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (BA) and from AKV St. Joost Master Institute of Visual Cultures (MA). She was a lecturer in the animation department of Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.

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