Goldfinger studied Cinema and Philosophy at the Tel-Aviv University and graduated with special merit. In 1990 he was selected to be one out of 12 European students who participated in the European Summer Film School in Belgrade. Since then he directed several short films, both fiction and documentaries, together with dozen reportages for the various Israeli TV channels. He was also the director of the 3 rd Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival.
His fiction film The Benny Zinger Show was shown at many film festivals, such as Chicago, Edinburgh, Montpelier, Munich, Jerusalem etc., and received numerous prizes and special mentions.
Goldfinger worked four years on The Komediant which received the 1999 Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary, the Best Documentary award at the Haifa International Film Festival and some other major awards.
The Komediant became the first Israeli documentary in 14 years to have a theatrical release in Israel, playing in the Israeli theaters for 22 weeks. It is the first Israeli documentary to be shown commercially since Oma Ben-Dor's film Because of That War 13 years ago. For his achievement, Arnon Goldfinger was chosen to be one of the five 'Men of the Year 2000' in the Israeli cinema.
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