Orna Raviv is a director and producer of fictional and documentary films. She teaches at the Cultural Studies Program and the Interior Building and Environment department. She completed her PHD studies at the School of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University (2015). Her dissertation: "Beyond the Screen: The Ethical Dimension of the Cinematic Experience" deals with the interface between cinematic theory and ethics.
Raviv holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema (1987), and a MA degree cum laude in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University (2007). She is the winner of the Dan David Prize scholarship in the field of Cinema and Society (2011) and the co-founder and organizer of the annual international conference on Israeli documentary cinema in Jerusalem: A Look from the Inside, a Look from the Outside.
Among her films: Lod Detour. (2009). Jerusalem Day. (2007). Hat of Jerusalem (2005). Dogs Are Color Blind (1996). Her films were screened in many international film festivals and were broadcasted in Israel and abroad.
- "The Cinematic Point of View: Thinking Film with Merleau-Ponty," Studia Phaenomenologica Journal. Volume 16, 2016.
- Orna Raviv, "Andy Warhol's Screen Tests: A Face to Face Encounter." Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities. Volume21, Issue 2, 2016.
- Orna Raviv, "The Missing God." Takriv Journal, January 2015. [Hebrew]
- Orna Raviv, "The Face of the Protagonist- an Ethical Reading." Takriv Journal, January 2007. [Hebrew]
- Orna Raviv, "The Cinematic Close-up: Reflections in Light of the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas." In From Plato's Cave to the Multiplex: Contemporary Philosophy and Film. Ed. Renzi Barbara Gabriella and Rainey Stephen. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006.