Lior Shamriz was born in Ashkelon on the East Mediterranean, spent a decade in Berlin and now lives in California.
Shamriz creates essayistic narrations that utilize cinema as performance and the cinematic languages as a process of reflexive documentation. A prolific filmmaker, churning out experimental shorts and two features, they channel the trickster spirit of the 60’s auteurs in his cinema of humorous/political deconstruction, using cinema as the perfect space to discuss ideas – about being, truth, class, sexuality and the Other.
At 18, skipping the army, moved to Tel-Aviv and started making films, music and taking part in collective art projects. Studied film at the Jerusalem Film School and media at the UdK, Berlin.
Their work was shown at numerous festivals including Berlinale (2013,14,15), Locarno, Sarajevo, MoMA’s ND/NF, BAFICI, Torino, awarded at the the Achtung Berlin festival and multiple awards in Oberhausen (2013,14,15) among others and had retrospectives at the Thessaloniki Intl FF, Berlin Israel Film Festival and Ars independent Katowice.