Ori Segev is an award-winning director and cinematographer based in Columbus, OH. Recognized for his “assured debut” by the The New York Times, Ori’s first feature film, POSER, premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and found theatrical distribution through Oscilloscope Laboratories. With Poser he was also a 2020 Gotham Fiction Feature fellow.
His work has screened at numerous festivals in the U.S. and abroad including Filmfest Hamburg, American Film Festival (Poland), and the Jecheon International Music and Film Festival. Segev also served as the cinematographer and creative producer for Character, a documentary short that premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Character was release in 2021 through The New Yorker and received the accolade of Vimeo Staff Pick.
Segev loves collaborating with musicians. In 2017, he directed and filmed Down & Dirty, an indie documentary that follows busking culture in New Orleans. With the band Caamp, he has co-created music documentaries. Recently, he collaboration with Comedian and Musician Kyle Gordon on the viral sensation Planet of the Bass. Segev's background and passion for cinematography has created a filmmaking vision that draws from and leans heavily on visual storytelling.
awards & recognition
Best Narrative Film - Nashville Film Festival
Best Narrative Film - Florida Film Festival
Best Narrative Film - Middlebury Film Festival
Best International Feature - Nordic International
Best Director - London Film Week
Best Cinematography - Tallgrass Film Festival
Best Cinematography - Manchester Film Festival