The Short Film Competition

 
 

ROUND 1

Sunday 6/12/20 17:00 Price: 19.90 

 

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 6.12.20 December 2020 at 17:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

 

White Eye

Dir: Tomer Shushan , Fiction, 2019, 20:00 min

 
 

A man finds his stolen bicycle and finds that they now belong to a stranger. The desperate journey to get it back changes into an attempt to stay human. 

Elizabeth

Dir: Nitzan Zifrut, Fiction, 2020, 19:00 min

 

A soldier climbs an iron staircase and enters a guard post. Around him is wilderness and endless quietude. A silence disturbed only by thoughts. What does the first hour of guard duty look like? And the second? The third, fourth, and fifth? Within a tall, compact iron structure one soldier replaces another, and who can remember when it all started, who knows when it will end. Into a square, rusting iron structure walks a soldier, replacing another, and now it's his turn to stand against time, and guard. 

 
 

Rina and Zaki

Dir: Ilay Mevorach, Documentary, 2020, 11:00 min

 
 

Zaki has been whitewashing Rina's house for over thirty years. Last time he even asked to sleep over so as not to be delayed at the checkpoint in the morning. Today she once again moves the sofas away from the wall, covers the pictures, makes lunch and awaits his arrival. 

 

Little Player

Dir: Matan Yaniv, Fiction, 2020, 06:00 min

 
 

The alarm sounds, rockets can be heard from all directions and all the children get into the bomb shelters. All, except a stubborn girl who wants to stay outside and play basketball. 

 
 

Waiting for You

Dir: Ilan Rubin Fields , Fiction, 2019, 11:00 min

 
 

Kobi is a small cog in the Israeli prostitution industry. At nights he rides his bicycle through the streets, scattering calling cards advertising sex services. But he's "not connected to it." A woman awaits him at home. She tried to stay up till he comes. He wants to wake her and confess everything. What kind of person he is. What kind of man he is.

 

ROUND 2

Monday 7/12/20 17:00 Price: 19.90 

 

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 7.12.20 December 2020 at 17:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

 

Oslo

Dir: Shady Srour, Fiction , 2019, 15:00 min

 
 

Ziyad, a Palestinian laborer, whose entry permit into Israel has just been revoked, doesn't want to go back home empty-handed, for he had promised his daughter meat for dinner, and he has to get creative. A poetic and tragic reflection of the daily struggle of Palestinian breadwinners. 

Cosmopolitan

Dir: Moran Nakar, Fiction, 2020, 07:00 min

 
 
 

Yaakov goes out for the first time in his life to a gay party, but discovers that the color of his skin prevents him from being accepted by the community.

 
 

AUTUMN

Dir: Sofia Gutman , Fiction, 2020, 02:00 min

 

Autumn has come. Birds migrate to the warm south. On the gray streets of Paris, undocumented immigrants sell shoes. They're ready to gather their wares and flee at any moment. Winter is approaching.

Our Hearts Beat Like War

Dir: Elinor Nechemya , Fiction, 2019, 15:00 min

 
 

On his ninth birthday, Sinai accompanies his mother Rona to the NGO where she works. A journey tale he hears there and bits from the fantasy book he's reading swirl in his sleep, brewing a wild tale about a faraway, yet disturbingly close refugee reality.

 

Premium Service

Dir: Eitan Gafny , Fiction, 2020, 22:00 min

 
 
 

He wakes up in the dark, and she will torture him all night until he confesses that he attacked here. This night will change their lives forever. 

 
 

ROUND 3 + I Ecclesiastes

 

Tuesday 8/12/20 17:00 Price: 19.90 

 
 

*This film is available for viewing in Israel only for 24 hours from 8.12.20 December 2020 at 17:00 till 10 December 2020. Limited number of tickets is available.

 

ANNA

Dir: Dekel Berenson, Fiction, 2019, 15:00 min

 

Anna, a middle-aged single mother, lives in a small industrialized city in war-torn eastern Ukraine. She works at a meat processing plant, lives in a dilapidated apartment and dreams of a better life for her and her sixteen-year-old daughter. Desperately yearning for change, she hears a tempting radio advertisement inviting women to attend a party organized for foreign men touring Ukraine in search of love. 

A Tale of Two Brothers and A Horse

 

Dir: Rotem Kapelinski, Fiction, 2020, 15:00 min

 
 

Bilal is a child in a grownups world who understands that his big brother's gigantic horse doll can "make them money." Jihad is a grownup in a children's world who loves his horse with all his soul. A business proposal received by the brothers forces them to decide what kind of world they will live in together. 

 

Shimon

 

Dir: Israela Shaer Meoded , Fiction, 2019, 24:00 min

Shimon lives in a small, ramshackle house with his sick mother and his big brother. He is the pillar of his family and sees to the expenses of his divorced sister and his nephews as well. A few days before the festival of Purim, he receives notice that he's been fired. The news is hard to take, and he postpones the inevitable in his clumsy way. To him work is his entire life. He loves his family members' dependence on him and is afraid to lose it. Just when there's an opportunity for change, Shimon clings forcefully to the familiar and well-known. Will he succeed?

 

This is Asperger's

Dir: Ofer Sharon , Fiction, 2020, 09:00 min

 

A young man on the autistic spectrum falls in love with his mentor. She breaks his heart, but there's still chance for love.

 
 
 

Home Constructors

 Dir: Nitzan Rozen , Documentary, 2019, 04:00 min

 
 

Five Palestinian construction workers define their place within the Israeli Memorial Day, alongside the Jewish contractor and a foreign laborer, a refugee from Darfur who is unfamiliar with local customs. The film follows their view of the new foreigner in a single shot.

 
 

I Ecclesiastes

 *Outside of Competition

Dir: Dan Geva , Documentary, 2019, 12:00 min

 
 
 

Vanity of vanities, saith Koheleth; vanity of vanities, all is vanity. It is believed that three thousand years ago King Solomon wandered the land of Israel, writing his radical, existentialist observations about human nature in first person. The words of the ancient Hebrew philosopher - the wisest of all men, were compiled at the last part of the Bible, under the literary name of its writer: “Ecclesiastes”.

 

“I am Ecclesiastes” is a daring essay-film; a cinematic transformation of the Bible’s most radical book into a contemporary visual journey in Tel Aviv. Now Ecclesiastes speaks Arabic. What will his fate be?

 
 
 

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