UK Jewish Film is delighted to welcome the Pears Foundation in their 13th year as sponsors of the Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film. It is with great pleasure that we screen the two winning films of 2019.
Followed by a Q&A with the winning teams, chaired by Asher Tlalim.
Attending this event
Asher Tlalim is an Israeli Academy Award Winner (Ophir) whose films have been shown in the Berlin Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, and many others. A retrospective of 20 (out of more than 50) of his films was screened in Israel three years ago, among them Don’t Touch My Holocaust, Galoot (Exile in Hebrew), My Yiddishe Mama’s Dream and his award-winning trilogy All The Lonely People.
Asher runs the Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film and FilmLab. Asher was the founder, main lecturer and Head of the popular Screen Studies scheme of the Jerusalem Cinematheque ‘Kolnoa, Teritoria Nisteret‘ (cinema, hidden territory)’ for 15 years. He was the Head of the Editing Department of the IBA (Israeli BBC). He has taught at the Sam Spiegel Jerusalem Film School, Tel-Aviv University, Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem and the NFTS – National Film and Television Film of the UK.
Films screening at this event
- Anita Bruvere
- 6 min
Over 300 years, 19 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, East London, was home to different immigrant communities: Huguenot silk merchants, Irish weavers, East European Jewish tailors. Home is an animated documentary which uses fabric to explore the shared experiences of community, immigration, and diversity, based on the true story of one building.
- Luke Rodgers
- 18 min
England, 1933. After running away from home, Kitty and her brother David cheer themselves up by playing soldiers. But their game takes an unexpected turn when they discover a suspicious German hiding in a clifftop hut. The man is a Jewish refugee by the name of Albert Einstein.