Winner of Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film 2019: Home

Home: a film by Anita Bruvere

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.

The film premiered at the UK Jewish Film Festival 2019.

Winner of Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film 2019: On the Beaches

On the Beaches: a film by Luke Rodgers

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.

The film premiered at the UK Jewish Film Festival 2019.

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Applying for the Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film

Two grants of up to £13,500 are available for the production of a short film – drama, animation or factual –  with a Jewish theme of significance to both Jewish and general audiences. The fund focusses on supporting the production and exhibition of short films that reflect British-Jewish stories, life, history and culture. Areas of relevance include identity, interfaith, assimilation, integration, antisemitism and racism.

Maximum length – 10 minutes. The judging panel is drawn from experienced professionals in the British film and television industry and the scheme is open to all filmmakers resident in the UK.

Applications for the 2020 fund are now closed. 2020 winners will be announced in April.

If you have any queries, please email: shortfilmfund@ukjewishfilm.org.
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Winners of the Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film Receive:

  • Up to £13,500 production funding
  • Your film premiered at the UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Mentoring and advice from our Film Fund Associate Producer
  • Qualification (List B) for BAFTAs
  • Accreditation to the UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Invitation to our Champagne Brunch