Asaph Polonsky

Asaph was born in Washington, DC in 1983. In Israel, where he grew up, he directed, wrote and
produced two short films, both official selections of the Jerusalem Film Festival: ZIPPER and IN BED AT 10 P.M. In 2010 he attended The American Film Institute Conservatory's Directing Program where he directed the 2013 Student Academy Award Nominee thesis film SAMNANG, which premiered at the New York Film Festival and won awards and screened at several film festivals internationally.
His debut feature film, ONE WEEK AND A DAY, was developed at the 2012 Sam Spiegel International Film Lab – Jerusalem, participated in the 2013 Sofia Meetings and won the 2015 Haifa Film Festival Work in Progress Award. Asaph was awarded AFI’s Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award, an Irwin and Sheila Allen Scholarship and an America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship.

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