Event details

The funniest, laugh-out-loud Jewish-themed short films from around the world, the majority being screened for the first time in the UK.

Introduced by the producer of The Entertainer, Jodie Brown.

Attending this event

Jodie Brown

Jodie Brown is currently a Story Researcher on Netflix show The Crown. She has produced The Entertainer, written and directed by Jonathan Schey, starring Toby Jones and Toby, written by Luke Barnes and directed by Jonathan Schey. Jodie also has extensive script editing experience, having worked in development for five years at Clerkenwell Films, ITV Studios and Eleven Film.

Films screening at this event

The Curator

Director
Shahar Marcus
Country
Israel
Year
2011
Duration
4 min

Everything you ever wanted to know about curating an art show, but were too afraid to ask.

The Entertainer

Director
Jonathan Schey
Country
UK
Year
2017
Duration
15 min

Toby Jones is wonderful as a former TV presenter, who, now that his days of stardom are over, is forced to make a living as a party entertainer. Charlotte Cohen’s Bat Mitzvah celebration will prompt his emotional meltdown – and his redemption.

The Fall of Mitzi Sheinman

Director
Ben Mallaby
Country
UK
Year
2016
Duration
7 min

Mitzy Sheinman is convinced that she is the perfect friend, mother and grandmother. So what if she is the only one who thinks that?

Jewish Blind Date

Director
Anaëlle Morf
Country
Switzerland
Year
2015
Duration
16 min

Eager to get married, Mary Lou reconnects with her Jewish roots, hoping it would be easier to find love through a Shidduch.

Shmita

Director
Gal Rosenbluth
Country
Israel
Year
2016
Duration
12 min

New soldier Ruthie gradually realises that the way to conquer her commander’s heart is by stopping being such a disciplined and conscientious cadet.

The Outer Circle

Director
Adam Baroukh
Country
UK
Year
2017

The Outer Circle is a portrait of four generations of the Fattals as they gather for their annual feast in Mama’s house on Rosh Hashanah. The story takes place in a Regent’s Park townhouse furnished in gilded tissue-box covers, ivory statuettes, marble fruit decorations, and enough Persian rugs to stock a small vendor. Midway through a gruelling Orthodox conversion, Daniel and his fiancée Katherine are eager to gain the blessing of his imtimidatingly large and loud Iraqi Jewish family. Katherine’s natural elegance and ‘English English’ heritage immediately endears her to them, but it soon becomes apparent that beneath the warm and welcoming atmosphere, some are not as ready as others to accept her newly acquired Jewish status.