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Miki Polonski

Miki Polonski


Scriptwriter, Film Director


ScriptLab - projects Participant 2019


Born in Bat Yam, Israel. Miki Polonski is a director, writer and film lecturer. In 2015 he graduated with honors from the Film Department of the Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv, and now teaches Film Directing and gives lectures at the Sapir Academic College and at the Minshar School of Art.
Polonski directed six short films which have been screened in numerous film festivals and won multiple international awards. His latest short film “Shmama” won the Silver Pardino in Leopards of Tomorrow at Locarno Film Festival, 2017.
"Ten Buildings Away” premiered at the Cannes Cinéfondation Official Selection, 2015. "1 Building and 40 People Dancing" has won the Best documentary short film in DocAviv and the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers’ Forum Competition, 2015. His first short film, "Albina 12", was nominated for the Israeli Academy Awards. In 2017 his films were featured in retrospectives at several international film festivals. “Takotsubo” is Polonski’s debut feature film. The project was selected at the Talent Village of Les Arcs Film Festival 2018, where it won the BNP Paribas Prize, and has received development support from the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts and the New Fund for Cinema and Television.