Kingston Canadian Film Festival | Danae Elon
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Danae Elon


Danae Elon

Director, Producer

A Sister’s Song

Danae Elon is a documentary filmmaker and producer. Since graduating from NYU in 1995 with excellence in cinematography she received numerous awards for her work, including a Guggenheim fellowship in film in 2009. Her films include NEVER AGAIN FOREVER in 1995, Winner of a Golden Spire Award San Francisco FF and a national Kodak Award, CUT completed in 2000, received Best Cinematography Award from The Jerusalem Film Festival, was screened at IDFA, Leipzig Doc Film Festival and other film festivals, ANOTHER ROAD HOME in 2003, won two awards at Tursak film festival in Istanbul and Jewish Motifs in Poland. PARTLY PRIVATE released in 2007, won best NY film at Tribeca film festival and best representation of Jewish Israeli culture at Jewish Motifs film festival in Poland and was broadcast on ARTE, Vision TV, Canal Vie and Channel 8. P.S. JERUSALEM in 2016 premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, Docs NYC, Berlin film festival, Melbourne, RIDM, London Human Rights, Zurich and  Geneva Human Rights, Festival Giffoni, Visioni Fuori Raccordo and many more. THE PATRIARCH’S ROOM released in 2017 won Best Documentary film at the Toronto JFF and Los Angeles Greek Film festival as well as Best Research at Doc Aviv 2016, it was broadcast on Channel 1 in Israel. In addition to her documentary films, Danae is a documentary cinematographer and producer and has taught and lectured documentary film and cinematography both in Israel and the United States. In 2013 she moved with her family to Montreal where she currently lives and works.