Ayelet Albenda

Israel, United States, United Kingdom, 2017 / 70 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / documentary

An intimate portrait of what it means to be a teenager growing up online.

Teenagers pouring their hearts out onto the pages of diaries are a thing of the past. For a generation that’s grown up on the internet, the private and public have merged and found expression in a new form: social media. In My Room compiles various YouTubers’ personal vlogs, detailing everything from painful eating disorders and body dysmorphia to broken hearts and gender questioning. Through cameras set up in their bedrooms, six teenagers share their journeys of self-discovery and maturation in intimate confessionals with their followers, whose comments flash across the screen in response to the most revealing videos. What unites all six video diaries are the contradictions of growing up online.

“At times endearing and at others heart-wrenching and disturbing, In My Room is a window into sharing in a digital age. While the divisiveness of online discourse often takes centre stage, these young people serve as a reminder of the balm that connection can bring.” Vancouver International Film Festival


Thu 07/03 09:00 Cinémathèque EN OV with FR subt. Scolaire
Thu 07/03 09:00 Cinémathèque EN OV with FR subt. Public

“Deeply intimate, unexpectedly moving and entirely of-the-moment.” Vancouver International Film Festival

  • Special Mention – Vox Feminae, Zagreb Film Festival, 2018 (Croatia)
  • Best Original Music Award for Omer Hershman, DocAviv Film Festival, 2017 (Israel)
Cast & Credits
Ayelet Albenda, Sharon Elovic, Naama Pyritz
Sharon Elovic
Daniel Meir
Omer Hershman
Ingénue Productions

Born in 1980 in Ohio, USA, Ayelet Albenda is an Israeli artist and director. She holds a Master’s degree in video art from Berlin University of Fine Arts and studied film at Tel Aviv University. She regularly experiments with innovative forms of storytelling, focusing on issues around adolescence and self-definition. She won the 2012 Matanel Award for Young Artists and took part in the 2014 Greenhouse programme for female directors. In My Room (2017) is her first feature documentary.

  • 2017 – In My Room (documentary)
  • 2014 – True Colours (short)
  • 2013 – Yom Yom (short)