Dr. Tal Barli


Animator, gender and visual media researcher, teaches in the Departments of Visual Communications and Industrial Design and in the Cultural Studies Unit.

Barli completed her Ph.D. at the School of Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv University and wrote her thesis on animation and gender. She has an MA from Tel Aviv University’s School of Education in Curriculum Development and a BA, magna cum laude, in Animation from the Faculty of Film and Television at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She also earned a broad teaching certificate from the College of Art Education, with a specialization in Art History and Photography in Secondary Level Normal and Special Education.

Barli's short animated film The Demon was shown at the Rio de Janeiro Anima Mundi Festival and at the International Women Film Festival in Rehovot. She created the digital animation film, Bear Hug, for Israel Television and created “M”, a clay animation film for the Los Angeles Olympic games.

Some of her additional work includes: Video clip for the song Life in a Cave by YoGo for MTV; Tante Camert - a personal film using classical animation; and Is That You, Melvin? - a clay animation film.

Barli's films have been shown in a number of group exhibitions and have earned her a variety of awards and scholarships, including the animation category in the Investigation and Script Development Grant from the Second Authority for Television and Radio Foundation; and Project Hunger - an experimental project in film and plastic arts.

Alongside her art and academic research, Barli served as the chair of the Israeli Association of Animation (ASIFA) and a judge in the first Cut Festival for Drama and Short Israeli Films, which was held in Tel Aviv. 

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