Born in 1973, in Tel Aviv, Eran Kolirin's feature film debut as a director, THE BAND'S VISIT (2007), thrust him into the international spotlight, winning critical acclaim and over 50 prestigious awards from around the globe, including eight
Israeli Film Academy awards, two awards and a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival and two European Film Awards. THE EXCHANGE, his second feature film, was in competition at the 68th Venice International Film Festival in 2011. In 2016, his third film BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard. In 2018, THE BAND'S VISIT musical won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.