Ben Shani is a documentary filmmaker, and an Israeli journalist. Shani is a senior correspondent and a member of the editorial staff of the most widely watched current affairs tv program in Israel “UVDA” (Hebrew for Fact).
In 2019 Ben Shani won The Israeli Academy of Film and Television Award – for best Documentary Director. His TV series The Kirshenbaum Diaries, won the Israeli Academy Award for best Documentary series of the Year 2018.
Shani is a Sokolov Prize winner for 2005, the most prestigious journalistic award in Israel. In his films, he has featured many of the leading Israeli political figures and other prominent personages, among them President Shimon Peres, Prime Ministers Ariel Sharon Yitzhak Rabin as well as Warren Buffett and others.