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Short Film Competition

The Miami Jewish Film Festival’s second annual Short Film Competition presents some of the most prestigious international short films, as well as new discoveries. Presented in partnership with Film Movement, a renowned US Distributor, one winner will be selected to receive a distribution deal and a cash prize. Together, the Miami Jewish Film Festival and Film Movement seek to discover and develop independent artists, and to provide a platform for them to showcase their works to a global audience.

Second Annual Short Film Competition Lineup:

HEAD
North American Premiere | Directed by Stav Levi
Israel | 4 minutes | 2016

A bald and disheartened man stands on the edge of the ocean and decides to get rid of his head.

HOW LONG, NOT LONG
North American Premiere | Directed by Michelle & Uri Kranot
Israel | 5 minutes | 2016

A visual journey that challenges us to think about a universal belonging that doesn’t confine itself to a city, region, or national boundary.

IN OTHER WORDS
Florida Premiere | Directed by Tal Kantor
Israel | 6 minutes | 2016
Hebrew with English subtitles

Trapped in his own memory, a man recalls a moment of a lost opportunity to communicate with his daughter.

JEWISH BLIND DATE
Florida Premiere | Directed by Anaëlle Morf
Switzerland | 16 minutes | 2016
French with English subtitles

Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by finding a husband who is a practicing Jew.

JOE'S VIOLIN
Florida Premiere | Directed by Kahane Cooperman
US | 24 minutes | 2016

A 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donate his violin to an instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old schoolgirl from the Bronx and unexpectedly, his own.

JOURNEY BIRDS
Florida Premiere | Directed by Daphna Awadish
Switzerland | 9 minutes | 2016
Hebrew with English subtitles

Personal stories fuse together as do man and bird in a cinematic commentary on immigration.

MIRIAM
North American Premiere | Directed by Sarah Lederman
Belgium | 10 minutes | 2016
Dutch with English subtitles

A girl from a Jewish Orthodox community in Antwerp has to make an important decision that will shape the rest of her life.

OLD FOLKS
North American Premiere | Directed by Guy Hayout
Israel | 5 minutes | 2016

A musical love story about an elderly couple whose romance revolves around the evolution of modern music.

SHOSHANA’S SKATEBOARD
Florida Premiere | Directed by Kate Ascott-Evans
US | 13 minutes | 2016

A determined teen girl sneaks out of her devout orthodox community with one goal: to become a YouTube skateboard star.

WANNABE
Florida Premiere | Directed by Matthew Manson
US | 16 minutes | 2016

New York City, 1991: In order to win over his crush, a neurotic Jewish boy must first impress her skeptical family.

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