Bright Future is a selection that puts in focus a young author who hasn't yet made a feature-length film.
This year it is dedicated to Israeli-filmmaker Miki Polonski, who was last year Pančevo-winner of the short film selection Early Works.
Miki Polonski was born in 1982, in Bat Yam, Israel. He attended the Film Department of the Minshar School Of Art, Tel Aviv and graduated with distinction. His short film Shmama (2017), won Pardino d’argento SRG SSR Award at Locarno Festival. Shmama won the best script in the Sam Spiegel, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund. His documentary film 1 Building and 40 People Dancing (2015) won the Perlov Fund Prize at the DocAviv Film Festival and the Israeli Documentary Filmmakers’ Forum competition. His short fiction film Ten Buildings Away (2015) was selected for competition at the Festival de Cannes - Cinéfondation, and was screened at numerous festivals, winning awards in Poland, France, Austria, Denmark and in Pančevo in 2016. He was chosen among five promising directors to participate in the 2016 German-Israeli short film project “Storyvid”. This project focused on short stories adaptations by writers. Another short film he directed during his studies, Albina 12 (2013), won an honourable mention at the International Student Film Festival in Tel Aviv. Polonski Received development from the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts for his debut feature film Brothers’ Oath.
Thursday, September 7th - 19:00 @ Apolo
Shmama (fiction, 2017, 26 min.)
Saturday, September 9th - 15:00 @ Apolo
1 Bulding and 40 People Dancing (documentary, 2015, 48 min.)
Supported by the Embassy of Israel in Belgrade.