Cohen’s undergraduate short film, Peacemaker Mac – The Island of Dispute, will be screened at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) between September 19 and 23. He is the only filmmaker from Israel to present his work at the prestigious animation festival this year. Cohen graduated from the Screen-Based Arts Department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem in 2011, and his film is a pencil-on-paper-style animated film, which he produced as his graduation film in 2011.
The Ottawa festival is the largest event of its kind in North America and is a major film event attracting delegates from around the world. The screenings are some of the best new animation works selected from nearly 2,500 entries and they include a mixture of short independent films, TV commercials, series, student films, music videos, and more.