Yulie Cohen | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Yulie Cohen

A visual artist, film director and producer, a distinguished lecturer in the M.Des program. She also teaches in Bezalel’s preparatory program for the Arab society.

Cohen has a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Tel Aviv University, and an M.A. in communication with distinction from the New York Institute of Technology. Mother to two daughters, she lives and works in Tel-Aviv Jaffa. 

Her films have been selected by film festivals all over the world, broadcast by television channels in Israel and abroad, and purchased by many museums and universities. Her award-winning film, My Terrorist, the first of a trilogy which deconstructs myths, was translated into twenty languages and broadcast in more than twenty countries. The trilogy was supported by Israeli film funds and broadcasters, Soros Open Society Foundation, the Danish Film Institute, BBC4, TV2 Denmark, VRT Belgium, YLE Finland, TvOntario and Arte/ZDF.

The Art of Film Prize was given to Yulie by the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2005.

Concluding a visual autobiographical investigation, Cohen realized the link between focusing on one’s personal story and finding one’s authentic artistic voice. On this foundation, she developed the methodology for her popular course in Bezalel, and a workshop, Documentathon, which she taught through Erasmus+ at the Design Faculty of Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

My Terrorist, 2002, Design: Adi Stern