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Short Film Competition

The Miami Jewish Film Festival's third annual Short Film Competition presents some of the most prestigious international short films and many 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.

Third Annual Short Film Competition Lineup:

A LOVE LETTER TO THE ONE I MADE UP
North American Premiere | Directed by Rachel Gutgarts
Israel | 6 minutes | 2017
Hebrew with English subtitles

A story about love and solitude intertwined with an underwater fantasy world

BOTTOMLESS
North American Premiere | Directed by Roded Yizhaky & Doron Dahan
Israel | 8 minutes | 2017

A creatively offbeat and daring animated film confronting environmental issues.

DAD’S KITE
North American Premiere | Directed by Daniella Schnitzer & Omer Sharon
Israel | 5 minutes | 2017
Hebrew with English subtitles

A touching animated film about family, togetherness, and the tragedy of loss.

JUSTIFICATION
Florida Premiere | Directed by Tom Shoval
Israel | 20 minutes | 2017
Hebrew with English subtitles

A young Tel Avivian has a strange encounter that leads her on a mysterious voyage in search of the truth.

LIFE THROUGH A LENS
Florida Premiere | Directed by Jeffrey & Ronete Levenson
US | 11 minutes | 2017

The story of Hollywood photographer, Robert Zuckerman, whose "life through a lens" gets turned upside down after he is diagnosed with APBD.

NIGGUN
North American Premiere | Directed by Yoni Salmon
Israel | 12 minutes | 2017
Hebrew with English subtitles

Two believers on a long space journey are out to prove Earth is not a myth and that all mankind originated on it.

THE SCRIBE
US Premiere | Directed by Leon Spanier
Israel | 10 minutes | 2017

A short documentary about Kalman Delmoor, an American born scribe, who sits in the Old City of Jerusalem at the Four Sephardic Synagogue.

SHEHITA
World Premiere | Directed by Dean Gold
Canada | 25 minutes | 2017
Yiddish with English subtitles

A strange phenomenon on a farm in Quebec threatens to destabilize the foundations of the local community.

STRINGS
US Premiere | Directed by Erin Morris
UK | 3 minutes| 2017

A 2D animated film inspired by the work of Amnon Weinstein, who finds and restores violins from the Holocaust so they can be played as a symbol of hope.

THE UNTANGLED ROUTINE
North American Premiere | Directed by Orit Oged
Israel | 5 minutes | 2017

A stop motion animated film presenting a bizarre choreographic ballet that describes different aspects of individual identity in modern society.

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