Event Type: In person screening

Shorts Program 1: Laughter and Tears

An eclectic collection of short films. Mostly comedies, with a few poignant films.

  • Beefies (USA, 10 mins.)
    A Jewish man tries to connect with his family for a socially distant Passover Seder. It goes poorly.
  • E=MC3 (USA, 12 mins.)
    A surrealist animated dreamscape based on Einstein’s actual invention and patenting of a perpetual motion refrigerator.
  • Pops (UK, 19 mins.)
    How would you react if your father’s last wish was a little bit out there?
  • The Chop (UK, 17 mins.)
    A Kosher butcher who loses his job, then decides to pretend to be Muslim to get work at a Halal butchers.
  • Tikkun Olam (USA, 11 mins.)
    A good-hearted boy in Washington, D.C. has a life changing encounter with a homeless veteran.
  • Tangled Up in Jews (USA, 6 mins.) 
    5781 is off to a rough start for Xander Hazlewood, as he receives some news that won’t go down very well.
  • Call Me Back (USA, 20 mins.)
    Infamous New York talent agent, Yvette Slosch, isn’t gonna let a global pandemic stop a young jazz violinist from
    becoming a star, whether he likes it or not.
  • Date.Interrupted (Israel, 5 mins.)
    In times of Covid, a first online date turns into an unintended threesome.

Program length: 100 minutes.

A Common Goal

Almost half the players on the Israeli National Soccer Team are Muslim, including the captain. The team’s diverse group of players causes controversy, especially during an important European tournament, most of it provoked by racist fans and the media. The players have their loyalty questioned by all sides while trying to guide Israel’s national team through the year’s biggest international challenge.

Adult language.

Length: 52 minutes

Director: Shuki Guzik

Writer: Shai Lahav

Here We Are

Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. Or is it, in fact, his father who is not ready?

Brief nudity.

Length: 92 minutes

Cast: Shai Avivi

Director: Nir Bergman

Writer: Dana Idisis