Fiction / 39 minutes / Israel - France / 2011

Two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. Enchanted by the random encounter, she is in no rush to prove him wrong. 

AYA has set a precedent in Israeli cinema, marking the first short stand-alone film released  for commercial screening that received audience acclaim and topped the Israeli critics’ lists.

In 2013 Aya won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Short Film, and was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2015 Academy Awards.


Directed by: Mihal Brezis & Oded Binnun 

Cinematography: Oded Binnun 

Screenplay by: Mihal Brezis, Oded Binnun & Tom Shoval

Editing: Dov Steuer 

Music by: Ishai Adar, Ronen Shapira

Production: Cassis Films, Divine Productions

Cast: Sarah Adler, Ulrich Thomsen