Eden Productions is headed by Edna Kowarsky and Elinor Kowarsky, a mother and daughter. Edna founded the company in 1989, after working as a journalist and a documentary filmmaker that focused on social issues and the Israeli art scene and Elinor, a Cum Lauder graduate in Philosophy and Art, joined her in 2001 as a full partner and co- director. Elinor is also heading the program for entrepreneurial producers at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School. As producers, Edna and Elinor maintain a policy of close involvement in all phases and stages of the production – from research to script writing, shooting and editing. Elinor co-directed with David Ofek prizewinning documentaries such as No. 17 ( Special Jury Award HotDocs 2004, Best Documentary Syracuse FF, International Press Award Chicago Documentary FF) and A Hebrew Lesson (the Wolgin Award, Jerusalem FF 2006 for Best documentary). Together they produced these films as well as the prizewinning documentaries Checkpoint by Yoav Shamir (Joris Ivens Award 2003, The Golden Gate Award San Francisco FF 2004, Best International Documentary Feature Award Hot Docs 2004) , 9 Star Hotel by Ido Haar ( Best Documentary Film Award Munich Documentary FF 2007, Best Film Human Rights Films, Buenos Aires FF 2007, Audience Award Documenta Madrid 2007, Feature Documentary Award Doxa FF Vancouver 2007), The House on August Street by Ayelet Bargur (The Grand Prix Award for Best Documentary “CIRCOM REGIONAL“, European Association of Regional Television, 2008),
Blood Relations by Noa Ben Hagai (Ulysses Award Cinemed, Montpellier 2010, Magnolia Award Shanghai 2010, Ljubljana Best Human Rights Award by Amnesty 2010) and many more projects that have won over 100 international awards.
In 2012, the company founded the Eden Animation Department, headed by award winning director Hanan Kaminski. “Being Solomon” is the first completed feature animation film (theater release end 2017). “Journey to Zamosc“, the newest animation feature film project, is in development.