Philippe Bellaiche is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose trajectory in the field — from cinematographer to producer to director — has spanned 25 years and four continents. Philippe directed and produced ADVOCATE with Rachel Leah Jones. His work, which has been awarded by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA) and the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, was also nominated for the PGA and IDA Awards, selected by the EFA, honored by Cinema Eye, and shortlisted for the Oscars. A two-time Sundance Festival and Institute alumnus, his critically-acclaimed films have screened in festivals worldwide like Hotdocs, Sheffield, IDFA and DocNYC and aired on dozens of channels, including: BBC Storyville, ARD Germany, France 2, RTS Switzerland, Channel 8 Israel, YLE Finland, DR Denmark, SVT Sweden, 2M Morocco, Radio Canada, and HBO Latin America, and PBS/POV. Born in Paris, France in 1967, Bellaiche has a BTS in cinematography and a Maitraise in philosophy. His credits as a cinematographer include: BETWEEN FENCES (Berlin 2016); ONCE I ENTERED A GARDEN (Rome 2012); Z32 (Venice 2008); and AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES (Cannes 2005) by Avi Mograbi; THE SETTLERS (Sundance 2016) and HOTHOUSE (Special Jury Prize Sundance 2007) by Shimon Dotan; GYPSY DAVY (Sundance 2012) by Rachel Leah Jones; THE FLAT (Tribeca 2012; Israel Academy Award 2011) by Arnon Goldfinger; INCESSANT VISIONS (Jerusalem 2011), THE JOURNEY OF VAN NGUYEN (IDFA 2005) and RAGING DOVE (First Prize Doc Aviv 2002; Certificate of Merit SFIFF 2002) by Duki Dror; ROUTE 181:FRAGMENTS OF A JOURNEY THROUGH PALESTINE/ISRAEL (Second Prize Yamagata 2005) by Eyal Sivan and Michel Khleifi; FROM LANGUAGE TO LANGUAGE (First Prize Doc Aviv 2004) by Nurith Aviv; FORGET BAGHDAD (FIPRESCI Award Locarno 2002) by Samir Jamal al-Din. A tenured cinematography lecture, Bellaiche also received the prestigious Cinema Arts Award in 2013.