Short Films

Short Films

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Short Films
  • Across the Line

    Hananel, a young religious Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat. An unexpected encounter with Mundir, an unwanted and stubborn Palestinian hitchhiker, leads Hananel on a series of mix-ups that eventually teaches him a lesson in communication, friendship, and love.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew langua...

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  • I'm From the Jews

    A young teacher becomes possessed by his dead grandfather, who forces him to choose between his Iraqi Arabic Jewish family identity and his life as an Israeli ignoring the past.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Directors: Aharon Shem Tov, Niv Hachlili
    Producer: Yifat Prestelnik

  • An Average Story

    Avi Cohen has just been informed that he is the most average man who ever lived. Overnight, he reluctantly becomes a national icon and instant celebrity. With his wife's enthusiastic urging, they translate the situation into a business venture that goes surprisingly awry.

    Year: 2015
    Language: He...

  • Dear God

    This short film is told through the eyes of Aaron, a simple Wailing Wall guard who follows a mysterious, beautiful woman's notes in the holly stones of Jerusalem.

    Year: 2014
    Language: Hebrew language, English subtitles
    Directors: Erez Tadmor, Guy Nattiv
    Producers: Shemi Shoenfeld, Amitan Manelzon

  • A Mountain Tale

    The garbage mountain. That was the first purpose of what has become Ariel Sharon Park. This short animated film depicts the historical and ecological revolution of the land's evolution.

  • Siren

    Siren follows the adventures of Eli, an Israeli high school kid who tries to find his place in society during Israel's Memorial Week for the victims of the Holocaust and fallen soldiers.

    Year: 2013
    Language: Hebrew language, English subtitles
    Director: Jonah Bleicher
    Producer: Francois Morisset

  • Block 13

    It's the night of Yom Kippur. Keren Hayesod Street lies in sacred silence. But David — a 16-year-old religious Jewish boy – is in turmoil. On the holiest of all night in the Hebrew year, he goes on a journey of sins to restore his waning faith in the creator.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, English...

  • The Egg

    All that Noa wants is to become a mother. But when her husband leaves on a business trip, she has a miscarriage. Too afraid to tell her husband the bad news, Noa resorts to desperate measures to have a baby, even if it means doing so unnaturally.

    Year: 2016
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Di...

  • Herbicide

    Five months out of jail, Yanai is trying to get his life together and joins the kibbutz fumigation team, charged with stamping out weeds in the avocado grove. The relentless task of weed extermination forces Yanai into a confrontation with his past.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles...

  • Lost & Found

    Rachel returns home to Israel after many years and is extremely excited about meeting her childhood friend, Lia. She enters the Greeters' hall and Lia is nowhere to be found. While waiting, Rachel reminisces about their friendship.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Inbal M...

  • Shmelky

    Children’s TV star Shmelky the Jewish Puppet has a midlife crisis and considers a change of career.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Raanan Rosenbaum
    Producer: Lihi Sabag
    Writer: Raanan Rosenbaum
    Starring: Dotan Elad, Idan Amit, Lior Naor

  • Houses

    Improving their status has never been closer for Adi and her husband Avi, following an offer that they receive from Avi's boss. But will Adi tolerate the consequences?

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Omer Radak
    Producer: Roni Huberman
    Writer: Omer Radak
    Starring: Liron B...

  • Borderline

    Oded, a worn-out drug dealer who goes for a routine exchange of packages on the Israeli border, realizes that the person across the fence is a frustrated Palestinian soccer player who can't manage to pass him his package.

    Year: 2015
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Dmitry Konoplov
    P...

  • The Postman in Underwear

    Two brothers tell the story of an eccentric postman who falls in love for the first time in his life. In an attempt to help him express his love, they embark on a journey on which they experience the difference between fantasy and real love.

    Year: 2016
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Directo...

  • Blood of Jerusalem

    In ancient Jerusalem, fiery Binyamin is swept into the horrific Roman invasion and must learn the reality of war.

    Year: 2017
    Language: English, English subtitles (select CC)
    Director: Jonathan Zsofi
    Writers: Jason Eberly, Jonathan Zsofi
    Starring: Liran David, Adam Sheffer, Aviad Bivin

  • Head's Down

    It's Purim, and Uri sees his class' costume party as a great opportunity to ask out Tamar, the girl he has a crush on. His plan is to go as David Ben-Gurion, win the costume contest, impress Tamar, and win her heart.

    Year: 2018
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Directors: Dor Samara, Raanan Fo...

  • And the World Is Silent

    A deaf teenager becomes interested in surgery that will allow him to hear.
    After the surgery, Yotam find out a whole new and amazing world. He also learning that hearing have downsides.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Yaniv Ben Aharon

  • Omar

    Omer wakes up one day with a thick beard and discovers that he became Omar, an Arab. His metamorphosis takes place on Israel's Independence Day.

    Year: 2016
    Language: Hebrew and Arabic, English subtitles
    Directors: Noa Gottesman, Asaf Schwartz
    Producers: Gili Zolty, Noa Gottesman, Asaf Schwartz
    W...

  • Benched

    Baruch, once a 1970s basketball star who left the big city and became ultra-orthodox, returns to visit his old secular life in the pursuit of one of his mistresses that he left behind, and their son.

    Year: 2012
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Gill Weinstein
    Producer: Gaudeamus Prod...

  • Grape Juice

    Sarah, 11 years old, lives in a remote neglected neighborhood in a suburb by the Negev Desert. One afternoon, she returns home to find that she has lost her key and the door is locked.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Hava Rokhlin
    Producer: Linoy Patahov
    Writer: Hava Rokh...

  • POP 30

    Mika’s boyfriend Nati puts an end to the relationship when Mika proposes marriage. Mika moves back home and becomes addicted to the ATARI video game still sitting in her childhood bedroom. But going back to the past doesn’t heal Mika’s heartache.

    Year: 2019
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Di...

  • Elevation

    The Sabbath is a few hours away. Victor, a confirmed orthodox Jew, is stuck in Tel Aviv after missing the last bus home. In his search for a solution, he discovers feelings that have been hiding inside him for a long time.

    Year: 2012
    Langauge: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director & Writer: Ophir B...

  • What Follows the Night

    Set in alternate reality modern-day Tel Aviv, it is the dark and mysterious story of a young and desperately lonely seamstress and her encounters with a raven-man who changes her life.

    Year: 2017
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director & Producer: Neta Shenitzer
    Writer: Neta Shenitzer
    Starr...

  • The Two Thieves

    The story of Christ's sacrifice is told from the viewpoint of two people who had a unique perspective.

    Year: 2014
    Language: English, English subtitles
    Director: Dallas Jenkins
    Writers: Dallas Jenkins, Tyler Thompson
    Starring: Stelio Savante, Christopher Maleki, Jacob Alexander

  • Only Bibi

    A concerned citizen encounters political writing on a public bus stop and calls city services to have it removed. When they fail to respond, he decides to take the law into his own hands.

    Year: 2020
    Language: Hebrew, English subtitles
    Director: Rani Avidan
    Producer: Elina Margolin
    Writer: Rani A...