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Single Light

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2023
  • 29 min.
  • Director(s): Shaylee Atary
  • Producer(s): Encore Films


Lali is sexually assaulted on a dark road in a Tel Aviv parking lot. Awake, yet unable to move, she stares at a streetlight. The next morning, Lali wakes up to a reality which she refuses to accept.

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Shaylee Atary


Encore Films


Omer Weiss


Noa Gottesman


Yael Elkana, Ben Ze'ev Rabian, Nir Erez, Yoav Biran

Original Language



English, Hebrew

Festival Highlights


    Best Student Film
    Jerusalem Film Festival

    Emerging Filmmaker Award
    JxJ Festival Washington

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, Shorts Competition, 2023

Sab Sebastian International Film Festival , Spain, Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section, 2023

Bogoshorts Film Festival , Columbia, Official Selection, 2023

Cinemed Montpellier, France, Official Selection, 2023


  • "“Single light has touched us all severely. This is not only because of the film dealing with the traumatic subject of rape, but even more because Shaylee Atary chose a unique and strong artistic way of narration. The director masterfully juggles her Mise-en-scene, her actors, the sound and unusual cinematography. The film is at times painful to watch due to the bleakness of its storytelling and we are paralyzed together with actress Yael Elkana and warmed by actor Ben Ze’Ev Rabian. It is a film that does not exploit its characters. A very quiet film, only interrupted by the singing voice of Yael Elkanas character Lali, shaking us to the core. Director Shaylee Atary is an incredibly new strong voice of cinema. We can`t wait to see her masterful storytelling in her first feature on the big screen.”"
    - Jerusalem Film Festival Jury Motivation
  • "A bracing, authentic and keenly observed depiction of a tragically common ordeal."
    - The Film Verdict