Sacha Polak is a Dutch director and screenwriter. HEMEL, Sacha’s debut feature film, premiered earlier this year at the Berlin International Film Festival, winning the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Prize. HEMEL has been received brilliantly by audiences and critics alike, with Variety noting that Sacha was “a name to watch”. Variety went on later this year to announce Sacha as one of their Ten European Directors to Watch.
Sacha graduated in 2006 from the Netherlands Film and Television Academy with her short film TEER which was selected for a number of international film festivals. After TEER came short films EL MOURABBI (2007), DRANG (2008), UNDER THE TABLE (2008) and BROTHER, which was screened at Berlinale Generation 14plus in 2012. In 2009, she took part in the Directors’ Lab at the Binger Filmlab. In 2010, Sacha took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus.
Sacha has been selected as one of the six participants of the inaugural Berlinale Residency.
HEMEL – Official Trailer