He is a graduate of the Tel Aviv University Department of Film. His movies have won numerous awards and have received raving reviews. Some of the awards include the Ophir Prize, the Jerusalem Film Festival Volgin Award, the DocAviv Film Festival Award, the Landau Award and more. His films include "Skin Deep" with Etgar Keret (1996), "67 Ben Tzvi Road" (1999), "My Dream House" (2005), "Children of the Sun" (2007), "Born Again" (2008), "Gitay in Search of the Carmel" (2009), and "The Garden of Eden" (2012). Tal teaches cinema in the Film Department at Sapir College and Tel Aviv University and is the editor of the online documentary magazine, "Takriv" (Close Up). Ran's website and Wikipedia.