Dror Zahavi was born in 1959 in Tel Aviv. In 1982 he moved to the GDR and studied at the Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” (now Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF). His graduation film ALEXANDER PENN – I WANT TO BE IN EVERYTHING was nominated for the Student Oscar in 1988. After graduation, he worked as a film critic in Israel and returned to Berlin in 1991. In addition to numerous television movies, his theatrical features include the award-winning EVERYTHING FOR MY FATHER (2008) and CRESCENDO #MAKEMUSICNOTWAR (2019).