Raindance MA alumni Lia Tarachansky won the Women in Film Award at the Toronto Smartphone Film Festival for her short film Ocean.

Lia Tarachansky is a Russian-Israeli video journalist who reported on the attack, on the rockets Gazan militant groups launched in return, and on the rise of a pro-war movement in Israel.

Ocean happens at the time when, in 2014, the Israeli army began another round of bombardment on the Gaza Strip. The film was entirely shot with an iPhone 5.

Lia Tarachansky Ocean

Congratulations Lia!

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About 

Baptiste is Raindance’s Postgraduate Degree Registrar. A writer who comes from the part of France where it’s always sunny, Baptiste attended business school and is passionate about diversity in film. But what he really loves is making up stories and writing narrative fiction.