Director and editor Erez Laufer is the co-Editor of 2 Oscar nominees: Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, The War Room for Best Documentary (1993) and Laura Poitras, My Country My country (2006).
He used to live in New York and worked on numerous projects with renowned filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, a three-part series celebrating Woodstock’s 25th anniversary titled Woodstock Diary; the documentary Only the Strong Survive and Startup.com by Chris Hegedus and Jehane Noujim.
Erez was also involved with numerous international documentary film projects: STEPS, South Africa 2001; Project 10, South Africa 2003 – a series of films for the 10 year anniversary for the SA independence; and Why Democracy? Steps India and Why Poverty. As an editor and film maker and he has been mentoring workshops around the world as X-Orient, The Green House, IDFA summer school and was the main tutor on Archidoc at Le Femis Paris for 5 years.
His own film Mike Brant, Laisse-moi t’aimer won the 2002 Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary 2002, and had its international premiere at the Directors Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2003. His film One Day After Peace was premiered at hotdocs 2012 & docaviv 2012 and featured also at IDFA best of fest.