Event details

One won an Academy Award, two others screened at Cannes. The films in the
strand may not all tell Israeli stories but they were all made with 100%
Israeli talent. This event will be presented by Israeli Academy Award-winning actress Nelly Tagar (Zero Motivation).

Films screening at this event

Anna

Director
Dekel Berenson
Country
UK
Year
2019
Duration
15 min

Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrial town in war-torn Eastern Ukraine. Despite not having been out for years, she is lured by a radio advertisement to attend a party of foreign men who are touring the country, searching for love.

Nominated – Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2019

Nominated – Best International Short Film, Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Winner – Outstanding International Narrative Film, Washington DC Shorts Film Festival 2019

How to Swim

Director
Noa Gusakov
Country
Israel
Year
2018
Duration
15 min

Winner – Young Jury Award for Best Short Film, UK Jewish Film Festival 2019

Abigail wishes her late mum could be there for her when she herself becomes a mother. But someone else might unwittingly fulfil that role if only for one short but sweet afternoon.

Nominated – Best Short Feature Film, Israeli Film Academy Awards 2019

Shabbos Kallah

Director
Aleeza Chanowitz
Country
Israel
Year
2018
Duration
15 min

Daniella’s Shabbos Kallah is going according to plan until her sexually aware and slightly tactless best friend Elka opens her mouth. Hilarious and irreverent, Shabbos Kallah is a short you wish was longer.

Warning: film contains strong verbal references to sexual behaviour.

Winner – Van Leer Competition, Jerusalem Film Festival 2018

Rubber Dolphin

Director
Ori Aharon
Country
Israel
Year
2018
Duration
28 min

Two young men spend their first night together. Will their incredible passion develop and grow into love? A beautiful Israeli short which was screened in the Cinefondation selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

Warning: film contains scenes of sexual nature.

Nominated – Best Student Film, Molodist International Film Festival 2019

Skin

Director
Guy Nattiv
Country
USA
Year
2018
Duration
21 min

Israeli filmmaker Guy Nattiv’s Oscar-winning short is a shocking and brutal account of racial hatred in America today and its implications on future generations.

Warning: film contains scenes of violence.

Winner – Academy Award, Best Live Action Short Film 2019

Winner – FIPRESCI Prize, Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Nominated – C.I.C.A.E Award, Berlin Intenational Film Festival 2019