Nir holds a PhD in film studies from UCL and is the co-founder and co-editor of Jewish Film and New Media: An International Journal, and the author of Soldiers, Rebels and Drifters: Gay Representation in Israeli Cinema (both Wayne State University Press) among many other publications. Before joining UKJF, Nir was the curator of Jewish Book Week and taught at UCL, SOAS and Penn State University. He is excited about bringing the best of Jewish and Israeli cinemas to UKJF’s audiences in London and across the UK at the annual festival and throughout the year.