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Temple Israel of Hollywood
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ShortsFest
ShortsFest
Shorts/Multiple Countries/2015/90 minutes
Multiple directors

Short films are an increasingly popular art form. But a really good short is rare. A mix of vibrant storytelling  including fiction, documentary, drama and comedy, this exceptional collection highlights very Jewish and personal stories.

Films screening include:

THE LITTLE DICTATOR
Narrative short, Israel, 2015, 29 min
Director: Nurit Cohn
Produced by Maale Film School, Jerusalem.
Hebrew and German, with English subtitles

WINNER AT THE JERUSALEM JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL FOR BEST ISRAELI SHORT
Professor Yossi Kleinmann is a non-charismatic history professor lecturing on political leaders in totalitarian regimes. Neither his students nor his domineering wife show him any respect. At a Sabbath weekend celebrating the 90th birthday of his wife's grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, Yossi suddenly finds himself in an unexpected situation which forces him to confront history, his family and himself.

THE SETUP the pilot episode for the new web series "Soon By You"
Narrative short, USA 2015, 16 min
Director: Leah Gottfried
Best Short at the Washington Jewish Film Festival

A whimsical, funny and poignant film about David, a Jewish Modern Orthodox rabbinical student and two very different girls named Sarah. When Davids train gets delayed he is forced to sprint through New York City to make it to his blind date on time. When he gets there however, he sits down across from the wrong Sarah. Or was she really the right one?

JOSEF ET AIMEE
Narrative animated short, Canada 2014, 17 min
Director: Ben Shirinian

During World War II in the South of France, an orphaned boy embarks on a journey to find a friend. Josef & Aimee is a magical childhood love story about two Jewish children orphaned in the south of France during WWII. In this story of love, loss and struggle, a young boy's quest to reunite with a cherished friend takes him on a journey where he finds so much more.

ALL THESE VOICES
Narrative short, USA 2015, 15 min
Director: David Henry Gerson

When an SS officer encounters a troupe of actors who are camp survivors celebrating the end of WWII, he must come to terms with his complicity in their grief.  

RETURN TO RIVNE: A HOLOCAUST STORY
Documentary short, Austria 2015, 22 min
Director: Wolfgang Els
Writer: Edward Serotta

Shelly Weiner and Raya Kizhnerman live in Greensboro, NC. Both born in the bustling city of Rivnethen in Poland, now in Ukraine, it was home to 20,000 Jews. In 1941, the Germans stormed into town and planned on murdering every Jew they could find. How Shelly and Raya survived the massacre is a story they tell themselves, not long after they visited Rivne in 2013.

Sponsored by Temple Israel of Hollywood

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Temple Israel of Hollywood
7300 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
United States


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Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No

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