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Short Film Competition

The Miami Jewish Film Festival's fifth 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.

Fifth Annual Short Film Competition Lineup:

ABEO
North American Premiere | Directed by Lena Freidman & Gaia Ratner
Israel | 7 minutes | 2019

A meditative animated fable about a couple who wash up on a remote desert island.

ALEF B'TAMUZ
Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Yael Reisfeld
Israel | 6 minutes | 2019

Three pilgrims experience a strange night in an old Jewish cemetery when they are possessed by souls from the 16th century.

BEAR WITH ME
Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Daphna Awadish
Netherlands | 4 minutes | 2019

A short-animated documentary on immigrants who left their home and crossed borders for love.

DOLOR
North American Premiere | Directed by Dotan Moreno
Israel | 4 minutes | 2019
Hebrew with English subtitles

A Ladino lament song becomes a journey down memory lane, and a poetic farewell to a lost world.

THE FIDDLE
Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Asher Schwartz
Israel | 8 minutes | 2019
Yiddish with English subtitles

Based on Sholem Aleichem's short story "The Fiddle," this is the story of Sholom, the boy that was destined to become the fiddler on the roof.

HOME
International Premiere | Directed by Anita Bruvere
UK | 6 minutes | 2019

Based on the true story of one building, the shared experiences of community, immigration, and diversity are explored.

INSIDE THE PIPES
International Premiere | Directed by Adva Santo
Israel | 5 minutes | 2019

A funny, supercharged journey into Tel Aviv's new central station.

LOST & FOUND
East Coast Premiere | Directed by Shimon Engel & Ofer Winter
Israel | 4 minutes | 2019

A young boy gets lost in a busy shopping mall, foreshadowing the story of his death as a soldier in the Israel-Lebanon War.

MINOR ACCIDENT OF WAR
Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Diane Fredel-Weis
USA | 10 minutes | 2019

The story of a veteran's harrowing experience as a navigator, flying in the largest air raid over Berlin in World War II.

NO ONE WILL LOVE YOU
International Premiere | Directed by Aya Honig
Israel | 4 minutes | 2019

A passing plane overhead suddenly ignites a woman's struggle for freedom.

NOBODY SPEAK
North American Premiere | Directed by Rotem Shapira
Israel | 6 minutes | 2019

During Memorial Day, a young girl is swallowed by the sea and starts to envision the deteriorating political and social reality of Israel.

PARPARIM
Southeast US Premiere | Directed by Yona Rozenkier
Israel | 7 minutes | 2019
Hebrew with English subtitles

A family from an Israeli kibbutz takes their ailing patriarch for a ride on a lazy Sunday and encounter the ephemerality of the natural world.

PITALEV
South Florida Premiere | Directed by Omri Dekel-Kadosh
Israel | 10 minutes | 2019
Hebrew with English subtitles

A coming of age story about a twenty-something Israeli stumbling his way through life and love in the urban jungle.

POP 30
South Florida Premiere | Directed by Shira Billig
Israel | 18 minutes | 2019
Hebrew with English subtitles

A young woman tries to come to terms with a failed relationship after moving back home.

SHALVA
Florida Premiere | Directed by Danna Grace Windsor
Israel | 3 minutes | 2019
Hebrew with English subtitles

In a synthetic meditation space, an empty shell seeks power.

THE SIGN
North American Premiere | Directed by Yona Rozenkier & Eleonora Veninova
Israel-Macedonia | 12 minutes | 2019

Sara firmly disagrees about her granddaughter's wedding plan. To convince her not to marry, she takes her to her husband's grave and begs him for a sign.

STITCHING A LIFE: THE STORY OF TRUDIE STROBEL
Southeast US Premiere | Produced by Cheri Gaulke
USA | 8 minutes| 2019

A child survivor of the Holocaust begins stitching vast tableaus of her dark and personal memories that explodes into works of breathtaking art.

SWEATER
Florida Premiere | Directed by Nick Borenstein
USA | 5 minutes| 2019

Corey is having a terrible day, but his new sweater and a trip to the coffee shop just might turn it all around.

TAMOU
International Premiere | Directed by Tzor Edery & Tom Prezman
Israel | 10 minutes| 2019

A day in the life of a trans man in 20th century Morocco, as his identity unfolds in the shadow of patriarchal society.

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