Renen Schorr has been a key figure in the Israeli film arena since the late 1970s as an Israeli film activist, film director and educator. In 1989, Schorr created The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School, Israel’s national film school. He is responsible for numerous other achievements in Israeli film, including creating the Jerusalem Film Fund, Israel's membership in the European Film Academy and establishing the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab.
Schorr is a director-producer whose critically acclaimed full-length feature Late Summer Blues (1987), won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Film of the Year and became one of the most successful Israeli cult movies of all times.
After 30 years as founding director of the School, Schorr stepped in in November 2019.