Sharon Ryba-Khan is a German-French voice-over artist and film director. The Franco-Israeli director Sharon Ryba-Kahn was born in Munich in 1983 and spent the first 14 years of her life there. She was raised bilingually in German and French. In 1997 she moved to Jerusalem because her mother became a Middle East correspondent for a German news magazine. After Sharon initially did not speak Hebrew, English became Sharon's main language as a teenager. In 2001 Sharon Ryba-Kahn graduated from the Lycée Français de Jerusalem, moved to Paris and studied acting there. She continued her studies in New York at the New Actors Workshop conducted by Mike Nichols (1931-2014) and George Morrison (1928-2014). Sharon began to stage plays herself and to work as a speaker in English, French and German. After working as a theatre actress and theatre director for several years, she decided to study film production at the New York Film Academy as an additional qualification. After her successful studies Sharon moved to Berlin in 2007 and worked as casting director, assistant director and voice actor in the three languages. From 2011 to 2013 she also studied Visual Anthropology at the FU Berlin, graduating with a Master's degree. Nothing has shaped Sharon as much as her time in Jerusalem. That's why her directorial debut "Recognition" (86 minutes) could only be about the lives of people in Israel. Recognition ran at over 15 international film festivals. The documentary also won the "Best Debut Feature Documentary" award at the Cyprus Film Festival in 2016. Encouraged by the success of her debut work, Sharon decided to apply to study documentary directing at Babelsberg Film University in the winter semester of 2016. She was admitted to the Master's programme and sees her professional future in the creation of films that raise important social questions and deal with them in a multi-faceted way. Between 2016 and 2017, Sharon was a scholarship holder of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Foundation. As part of her master's degree, Sharon shot 3 short films. Her graduation film "Displaced", which was sponsored by ZDF kleine Fernsehspiel and Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, is currently in postproduction. Parallel, work on another feature film, "Liebe bis120", which is co-produced by the Israeli production company Droma Productions and Heimathafen Film and herself. Sharon Ryba-Kahn is currently the voice of the Deutsche Oper Berlin's answering machine and the voice of Airbus France's helicopters.
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