Web Junkie

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Filmmaker Bios

Shosh ShlamAward-winning filmmaker Shosh Shlam (Director/Producer) directed Good Garbage (2008), named best documentary at the Shanghai International Film Festival and winner of the best cinematography award at the Israeli Documentary Awards. Her previous films include Be Fruitful and Multiply (2005), which represented Israel on International Women's Day in Asia, and Last Journey Into Silence (2003), winner of the best documentary award at the Lublin Film Festival, winner of the Columbine Award at the Moondance International Film Festival and a best documentary honorable mention at the Haifa International Film Festival. Shlam holds a master's degree in comparative literature from Bar-Ilan University. She is also a graduate of the theater department at Tel Aviv University and studied at New York's School of Visual Arts.

Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Hilla Medalia (Director/Producer) has received three Emmy nominations. Her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theaters and on television, including HBO, MTV, BBC and ARTE. Among her titles are To Die in Jerusalem (2007, HBO); After the Storm (2009, MTV); Numbered (2012, ARTE); Dancing in Jaffa (2013; Tribeca, IFC Sundance selects); Web Junkie (2013, Sundance Film Festival); and The Go Go Boys (2014, Cannes Film Festival). Her latest film, Censored Voices (2015), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlinale and is expected to be released theatrically in the fall. She holds a master of arts degree from Southern Illinois University.