Shmama (Miki Polonski) Imagineindia 2018

Shmama                                                                                                                                      Miki Polonski                                                                                                                            Israel. 2017. 25 min

Leah works as a maid in the hotel during the day, while Meital, her daughter, sings at the hotel’s lobby at night. They live trapped in their relationship, surrounded by the Dead Sea.


Miki Polonski, 35, born and raised in Bat Yam, Israel. He graduated with distinction from the Film Department of Minshar School of Art, Tel Aviv. He was chosen to participate in Fred Kelemen Master class at Tel Aviv University and graduated with distinction.
He directed:
“Ten Buildings Away” (Short fiction, 2015, La Cinéfondation in Cannes, winning 8 international awards, above 40 festivals, nominated for the Israeli Academy Awards).
“Albina 12” (Short fiction, 2012, nominated for the Israeli Academy Awards, special mention Tel-Aviv International Short Film Festival).
“1 Building and 40 People Dancing” (Documentary, 2015, won the Perlov Fund Prize, DocAviv Film Festival and the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers’ Forum competition, winning 5 international awards, above 10 festivals)
He was chosen to participate in the 2016 German-Israeli short film project, Storyvid, among 5 promising directors.
In 2016, “Shmama”, won best script in the Sam Spiegel and Gesher Multicultural Film Fund script competition.
Polonski received in 2016 a development from the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts for his debut feature film.


KM Productions
Kobi Mizrahi
1 Simta Almonit St.
Tel-Aviv 6326637, Israel