About

Dan Chyutin (דן חיוטין) graduated from Tel Aviv University’s Film and Television Department (BFA) and New York University’s Cinema Studies Department (MA), ultimately earning a PhD in Critical Cultural Studies and Film from the University of Pittsburgh. As a scholar, Dan’s main area of interest is the intersection between religion and film, specifically in the context of contemporary Israeli cinema’s negotiations of Judaism and Judaic identity. His academic work has been awarded, amongst others, an Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship and a Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Doctoral Scholarship. He has essays published in the anthologies Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion (University of Texas Press) and Media and Translation (Bloomsbury Academic), as well as in the peer-reviewed publications Cinema Journal, Shofar, Jewish Film & New Media, Short Film Studies, and Journal of Jewish Identities. He has also taught classes on various film-related topics at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Haifa, Tel Aviv University, American University (Washington DC), The Open University of Israel, and Sapir Academic College. As a programmer, Dan served as Artistic Director of the EU-funded initiative “Another Look: The Restored European Film Project”, and also offered curatorial assistance to the Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival and New York’s Museum of the Moving Image. In addition to these activities, he is also an avid photographer and trained filmmaker, whose short subject fiction and experimental films have been screened in various venues worldwide, including the Zebra Poetry Film Festival (Berlin), Tirana International Film Festival, Brooklyn International Film Festival, ARTFilm Slovakia, Invideo Milan, and the International Festival of Short Films on Culture (Jaipur, India).