Open Your Eyes

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 14 min.

Open Your Eyes

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 14 min.


Ilana arrives for her monthly treatment at the eye clinic. Her doctor is absent and replaced by Dr. Khoury. Ilana considers herself a liberal woman but there is no way an Arab doctor will give her a shot in the eye. Yohai, who understands his mother is losing her eyesight, won't let her leave.



Ilay Mevorach


Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions


Ilay Mevorach


Eyal Elisha


Yael Perlov

Original Music

Habib Shehadeh Hanna


Asi Levi, Shady Srour, Roy Gurai

Original Language




Produced with the help of

Gesher Multicultural film fund.

Sound designer

Ami Arad

  • Winner

    Audience Award
    Long / Short Film Festival, Tel-Aviv
  • Winner

    Best Narrative Short Jury Award
    Port Townsend Film Festival

Festival Highlights

Montreal Israeli Film Festival, Canada , 2019

Commonpoint Queens, USA , 2019

KOQIX INDIE FEST, Italy , 2019

Newport International Film Festival, USA , 2019

Terni Film Festival, Italy , 2018

International Izmir Short Film Festival, Turkey , 2018

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada , 2018

PONTAULT COMBAULT Paris, France , 2018

Cleveland International Film Festival, USA , 2018

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, USA , 2018

Stony Brook Film Festival, USA , 2018

International Student Film Festival - Tel Aviv, Israel , 2018

Long/Short Film Festival, Israel , 2018

Jagran Film Festival, India , 2018

Espalion Film Festival, France , 2018

DC Shorts Film Festival, USA , 2018

Festival International du film de Nancy, France , 2018

Port Townsend Film Festival, USA , 2018

Encounters Film Festival, UK , 2018

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel , 2017

Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, France , 2017

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  • This bracing reminder of our shared humanity in the face of prejudice and fear is a gradually revealed, tightly edited and beautifully acted metaphor for the judgments we make and the walls we build as societies, and the surprises we find when we do, in fact, open our eyes.
    Jury justification, Port Townsend Film Festival

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