Talent Guide

Roy Cohen

  • Discipline:Director
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2023


Roy Cohen is an award-winning filmmaker and journalist based in Israel. Roy produced and directed Machine of Human Dreams (DOC NYC, CPH:DOX, Sheffield doc/fest, 2016) and Real Value (2014). As a journalist, Roy has written for The Guardian, and publishes regularly for the Israeli publication, mekomit.co.il. Roy has a B.A. from Harvard University and Master’s from Cornell. He was selected by Globes newspaper as one of Israel’s 40 leaders under 40 in 2023.

Current Project

Far From Maine


As the Middle East is irrevocably changing around him, an Israeli man is compelled to deal with the long-forgotten violent death of his Palestinian childhood friend and fellow peace activist. Can he reclaim the dream they had once shared?