Born in Beer-Sheva, Israel in 1982. Ruthy graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film School in 2012. During her studies she received a scholarship from “The America-Israel Cultural foundation” for promising director. Her diploma Film “Last Calls” was screened and awarded at numerous festivals including Montreal, Créteil and Biarritz. Alongside her work as a film director, Ruthy works as an editor on both fiction and documentary films. Her first feature film Asia, received suport from the Israel Film Fund and participated in the prestigious Residence du Festival – Cannes Film Festival residency program.
The Caregiver 2017
Jerusalem Film Festival / Palm Springs IFF / Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (Grand Jury Prize) / Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, nomination BAFTA/LA pour le court métrage
Last Calls 2012
Supported by Gelfand, Gesher and Snunit film funds.
Finalist in CILECT – International Film School Competition, 2012 / Best screenplay – Pune International Film FestivalIndia 2012 / Best directing award in Bosnia international Student Festival, 2013 / Special mention at ECU Film Festival, Uruguay 2013 / Jerusalem IFF / Montreal IFF / Biarritz IFF / Créteil IFF / Beijing IFF / Uppsala IFF…
Mobile Memory 2009
Gesher Foundation Award – Haifa International Film Festival, 2009