Gidi Orsher

  • Gidi OrsherGidi Orsher was born in Tel Aviv in 1950 and studied cinema at Tel Aviv University. Since the late seventies, he has worked for IDF Radio, the most popular radio station in Israel, for which he is a cinema critic, editor and presenter of several culture programs.
    Since 1999,  he has been the editor-in-chief of the Internet section of the station.

    He was the cinema critic of Haaretz, Davar dailies and Pnai Plus and wrote for Maariv and Hair for many years. He presented and edited several cinema and internet programs on Israeli television.

    A teacher and lecturer on cinema, he is Chairman of the Film Critic Section of the Israeli Journalist Association, and the Fipresci Section, as well as being one of the founding members of The Israeli Film Academy and a member of its board. He wrote the cinema section of the Hebrew edition of ”the New Britannica”, and has served on juries of national and international film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Jerusalem, Haifa, etc.).