Films screening at this event

Young Jury Award for Best Short Film

Year
2019

For the first time this year, UK Jewish Film has launched the Young Jury Award to select and present the best short film during the festival. A jury of ten people aged eighteen to thirty have watched, critiqued and debated a fantastic selection of new Jewish films from which they have selected their favourites.

This award ceremony will be an opportunity for the jurors to present and discuss their top three films and announce the winner.

Films being screened are: How to Swim, I Have a Message for You and Shabbos Kallah

There will be an opportunity after the event for networking with the jurors.

Tickets are £3 in advance / £5 on the door

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

I Have a Message for You

Director
Matan Rochlitz
Country
Israel, Italy, UK
Year
2018
Duration
14 min

On 4 April, 1943, a young woman and her husband on a train to Auschwitz decide to jump for survival. Their decision saves their lives but leaves them with a heavy burden of guilt.

Nomimated – Emmy Award 2018

Nominated – Peabody Award 2018

2nd Prize Long Form – World Press Photo 2018

 

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