As a director, editor, and producer of architecture and art documentaries, Rick brings his architect’s eye and experience to educate and make the public aware of the importance and value of architecture and art. He has produced and directed over one hundred and thirty short documentaries, totaling over thirty hours of published film. Many of these can be seen at www.ArchiDocu.com, at www.architectureawareness.com and have been published by Cultural Daily. He is an Award Winner of over sixty film festivals, including the 2022 Sidney Australian Film Festival and the Budapest Film Festival for Rethinking Symbolism, and in 2023 the Dubai Festival, the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards, and more. Almost Unfinished received eighteen awards, and An Eye on Berlin nine. The New OCMA documentary received the Revelation Award from the Dubai Festival. He is also an Award Winner of the 2023 Dispatches of War International Film Festival, Kyiv, for journalistic historic investigation. In 2022-2023 over eighty of his films were officially selected, including the FilmArte Festival 2021 of Madrid, the ArteNonStop Festival of Buenos Aires 2021 (his film Piazzolla Con Brio was awarded a Gold Special Mention), the Cine Paris and the Arrow International 2022 film festivals in Paris, the 2022 Golden Giraffe Film Festival in Nice, the Architecture, Design, Art Festival of Palm Springs 2022, the Kamianitz-Podilskyi Film Festival in Ukraine, the Fox International Film festival in Rome, by the Zagreb International Film Festival in Croatia, the Rome Movie Awards, and by the 9th Lofcinema Art Films in Buenos Aires. Israel 75 was awarded as best editing by the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards, and Best Short Documentary by the Paris Film Awards. Visit also FilmFreeway Profile: https://filmfreeway.com/RickMeghiddo
As a photographer, Rick has also documented over one hundred Frank Lloyd Wright buildings (see The Wright Way – An Overture) as well as numerous landmarks of contemporary architecture in Europe and The Americas. He is a winner of an Honor Award in Photography from the American Institute of Architects. Some of his 2023-2008 Architectural Photography can be seen in
https://archidocu.com/contemporary/ In 2023 he published Thirty Days, covering mostly a trip through the heart of France.
Rick was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started his architecture studies at the University of Buenos Aires, continued at Israel’s Technion, and spent seven formative years in Rome, Italy, where he obtained a Doctor of Architecture degree from the University of Rome. He earned a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from U.C.L.A. and is a LEED Accredited Professional. From 1992 to 1999, he taught urban design at the Technion. During 2019 and 2020, he taught classes on “How to Look at Architecture” at the Skirball Cultural Center and at OLLI/CSULB, including many of his films. In 2022 he taught Architecture and Filmmaking at OLLI/CSULB. He is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.
Together with his wife Ruth, also an architect and urban farmer, the Meghiddos had lived and worked in Rome, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, and Long Beach. Their architectural practice has been consistently innovative, socially oriented, environmentally responsible, budget-conscious, and aesthetic. Their work has been published in professional magazines, books, and cultural websites.
His passion for cinema runs in parallel with his love for architecture since his student days. His interest in multiple disciplines has led him to be a published poet, an essayist, an artist, and a real estate broker. At the Technion, he taught architectural design and coordinated research on artificial islands and taught the history of architecture at the University of California, Irvine. In 2003 he was selected by the Mayor of Long Beach, Beverly O’Neill, as a Board Member of the city’s Redevelopment Agency (2003-2007.)
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On August 31, 2022, the documentary From Ukraine to Basavilbaso was presented on a ZOOM promoted by Friends for Israel in Argentina. There were 240 registered participants.
On December 7, 2021, he was a guest through ZOOM of the Network of Jewish Women in Argentina. During the broadcast, he was interviewed by journalist and author Martha Wolff, and his film Piazzolla Con Brio was shown.
The following video was recorded on September 18, 2021, during a ZOOM conference – in Spanish – organized by Martha Wolff and Simon Etbul. The subject was “Hugo Aisenberg, Piazzolla, los judios y el tango.” There were approximately 380 participants, located in Buenos Aires, Ferrara, New York, and Long Beach, CA. Rick Meghiddo was asked to prepare a 10-minute version of Piazzolla Con Brio. You may listen to some of his comments after 01:01:00 of the timeline.