Talent Guide

Topaz Adizes

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Fast Track 2010, Screenwriting Lab 2010


Topaz Adizes is an internationally award winning Writer/Director with films that have screened at Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Cinema Du Reel, Morelia International, Sao Paolo International, Stockholm International, Zinebi International Film Festival, Aspen Shortsfest, Transilvania International and numerous others.

Topaz’s award winning narrative short films include BOY (Cannes’ Critics Week) Laredo, Texas (Sundance, Special Jury Prize Boston Independent Film Festival, Red Citation Humanitarian Award) Trece Anos, (Sundance, Special Jury Mention Ashland Independent Film Festival), and City (Winner Best Short Aspen Shorts Film Festival). Additionally, his feature documentary, Americana (Cinema Du Reel), which was shot around the world and examines American identity in a global context, has screened internationally and domestically to critical acclaim.

Currently, Topaz is developing two feature films, Look for the Light (Film Independent’s Fast Track Program 2010, Film Independent’s Screenwriter’s Lab 2010, and IFP’s Emerging Narrative’s Section 2010, SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant finalist) and My Father’s Story. He recently concluded the Berlinale Talent Campus. In addition to his own projects, Topaz has had the valuable experience of learning from Steven Spielberg on the set of Munich, Ridley Scott on Kingdom Of Heaven and P.T. Anderson with There Will Be Blood.

Topaz has a BA in philosophy from UC Berkeley and Oxford University, has traveled to over 45 countries, and is fluent in Hebrew, Spanish, Swedish and English.

Current Project

Look for the Light (Narrative Feature)


Look for the Light tells the story of a conflict photographer and how his work impacts him spiritually, emotionally and morally over the course of 25 years.