2017 SHORTS – Austin Jewish Film Festival

  2017 SHORTS


Nestled between shops in a residential neighborhood in French Montreal lies a quiet brownstone building—an old converted house with a wood-fired oven in the back. Irwin Shlafman, third-generation owner of the famous bagel shop Fairmount Bagel, shows us how it all got started a century ago when his grandfather arrived from Russia. Bagels

Director: Daniel Baresh • USA • 2016 • Short, Drama • 14 min. • English

Sunday, November 5, 2017
7:00 PM Regal Arbor Cinema 8
Friday, November 10, 2017
11:30 AM Regal Arbor Cinema 8


Inge Inge Stanton thought she would never return to her hometown. The very thought of doing so made her shudder. Why? Because Inge grew up as a Jewish girl in Nazi Germany, a place filled with danger and uncertainty for her and her entire family. Now it is July 2016, and Inge has decided to go back to the place that tried to kill her, but she is not alone— her children and grandchildren are by her side. Walking through Nuremberg, seeing the Buchenwald concentration camp, visiting her home town’s destroyed Jewish cemetery, and retracing the footsteps of her childhood, Inge brings her family and her audience on a journey through time, making witnesses out of all of us.

Director: Rachel Schlesinger • USA • 2016 • Short, Documentary • 5 min. • English

Sunday, November 5, 2017
3:00 PM Regal Arbor Cinema 8 Q&A following the film with local SXSW student filmmaker, Rachel Schlesinger.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:30 PM Regal Arbor Cinema 8


Gabriela is thrilled when she finds a baby alien in the forest—she always dreamed of having a daughter. She calls the baby Revital. As Revital grows and develops into a little alien girl, she finds it harder and harder to exist in a world so different from her. Gabriela does everything she can to put her daughter at ease and make her happy. But Revital remains sad. When an opportunity for a different life comes along, their love is put to the test. Revital

Director: : Gan De Lange • Israel • 2016 • Short, Drama • 16 min. • Hebrew (with subtitles)

Thursday, November 9, 2017
NOON Regal Arbor Cinema 8


The Dream Factory Ben is a 35-year-old divorcé and failing comic book artist who works at an instruction manual company drawing diagrams of screws and electronics. He and his 8-year-old daughter Maya sit together and work on their comic book, THE DREAM FACTORY, one night after a bad day of work. Maya tells him that she can take him to their Dream Factory and find his broken dream of being a comic book artist to fix it. Ben plays along, but finds himself suddenly on an adventure with his daughter in which they enter the Dream Factory and go on a quest for his broken dream.

Directors: : Jonathan Gross, Michal Pinsky-Gross • Israel • 2016 • Short, Fantasy • 19 min. • Hebrew (with subtitles)

Sunday, November 5, 2017
1:00 PM Regal Arbor Cinema 8


This short film presents a picture of the Western Wall, but from the perspective of the women’s section. No words are used to film the Jewish and Christian, religious and non-religious women. Shooting patiently at night and during the day, in the rain and in the sunshine, the camera sensitively captures scenes of passion, opportunities missed, intimacy, despair and soul searching. The film has no plot—it simply allows the images to speak for themselves. Wall Crevice Tear

Director: : Tehila Raanan • Israel • 2015 • Short/Documentary • 10 min. • Hebrew (with subtitles)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
NOON Regal Arbor Cinema 8
Thursday, November 9, 2017
7:30 PM Regal Arbor Cinema 8

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