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Short Film Competition

The Miami Jewish Film Festival's fourth 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.

Fourth Annual Short Film Competition Lineup:

A THOUSAND KISSES
Florida Premiere | Directed by Richard Goldgewitcht
USA | 15 minutes | 2018

Separated by the fear of persecution in the Nazi Germany of 1933, a young Jewish couple in Berlin make loose plans to reunite on the safe tropical shores of Brazil.

CLAPOTIS
North American Premiere | Directed by Mor Israeli
France | 4 minutes | 2018

A hand-drawn animated film set during a winter’s afternoon in a swimming pool.

FIVE YEARS AFTER THE WAR
North American Premiere | Directed by Samuel Albaric, Martin Wiklund, and Ulysse Lefort
France | 17 minutes | 2018
French with English subtitles

In this fantastical animated short, a man born to a Jewish mother and an Arab father talks about his surreal life experiences.

JUST PASSING WITH DR. ZUSSMAN
North American Premiere | Directed by Anat Efrati & Yannay Matarasso
Israel | 4 minutes | 2018
Hebrew with English subtitles

Another episode in Dr. Zussman's mysterious talk show: who will be the unlucky guest tonight?

LAST CLASS IN BAGHDAD
Florida Premiere | Directed by David Langer
USA | 13 minutes | 2018

Graduates and former students from the last Jewish school in Iraq look back at a time that was the happiest — and most troubling — of their lives.

LOTTE THAT SILHOUETTE GIRL
Florida Premiere | Directed by Elizabeth Beecherl & Carla Patullo
USA | 10 minutes | 2018
German with English subtitles

With music, magic and a stirring narration by Lotte herself, this beautifully animated film tells the tale of one of animations' biggest influencers, Lotte Reiniger.

MASTERCLASS
East Coast Premiere | Directed by Ewa Drzewicka, Weronika Kuc, and Aleksandra Rylewicz
Poland | 6 minutes | 2018

This surrealistic animated film is inspired by the works of Roman Polanski and features various characters from his films.

PERPETUAL MOTION
East Coast Premiere | Directed by Micah Smith
Israel | 6 minutes | 2018

A single, fluid shot moves around a crowded bar, landing on different couples whose inner worlds are suddenly manifested through dance.

TRIPTYCH
Florida Premiere | Directed by Katia Lom
UK | 8 minutes| 2018

This touching experimental short reflects on the nature of time, memory, and war.

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