Yoav Potash is an award-winning filmmaker whose works address important contemporary issues. He produced and directed CRIME AFTER CRIME, an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and a New York Times Critics’ Pick. The documentary earned over 25 major honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award, the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award for Investigative Documentary Feature, and multiple audience awards. CRIME AFTER CRIME had a national primetime television premiere on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and has helped drive movements to change domestic violence law in multiple US states.
Yoav also produced and directed the feature documentary FOOD STAMPED, winner of San Francisco IndieFest’s Jury Prize and an Official Selection of Whole Foods Market’s online film festival, Do Something Reel. This humorous and informative film, in which Yoav appears as an on-camera first-person subject, was nationally broadcast in 2014 and 2015 on Pivot, Participant Media’s cable/satellite network.
In addition to critical accolades, public attention, and international distribution, Yoav’s films have been shown by a wide variety of educational institutions, museums, houses of worship, community centers, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations. Yoav graduated from UC Berkeley, where he received the university’s top prize in creative writing. He is currently an Associate of the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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