Ruah Edelstein is a film director and a contemporary artist known for her series of conceptual work. Her work includes films, paintings and site-specific installations. Edelstein has had regional and international productions presented at many film festivals as well as at the National Museum in the city of Karlskrona, Sweden and Kaunas, Lithuania, among other venues.
In 2012 together with filmmaker Masha Vasilkovsky, Ruah co-founded a Los Angeles based animation studio, Lumen Animae. The studio presented work at the US Open, Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, the National TV of China and other outlets.
Since 2008, Ruah Edelstein has directed and produced fifty-five films. Awards include: the SIMA Award in 2020,
an Emmy Award Nomination in 2019, and many others.
Prior to her career in the cinematic arts, Ruah directed plays for Covenant Players, an international theater company. The theater performed on stages across Europe.
Ruah Edelstein is a faculty at the California Institute of the Arts where for the past 8 years, she has been teaching in the Department of Character Animation. During this time, Edelstein taught animated film production and developed the curriculum for her classes.
Most recently, Ruah has been a Guest Artist and given Filmmaker lectures at the Film University of Babelsberg in Berlin, SIA Educational Consulting Company in Beijing, Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea, and at the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television in Los Angeles.