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Short Films Competition


Cluster 1

The committee

Israeli Shorts: Feature

Lev Brodinsky; Israel, 2022, 4 min

The year is 1994. A family of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who currently live in a government built caravan site for immigrants, arrive at an admission committee to a community village, with hopes of bettering their lives.

Scorpion Ascent

Israeli Shorts: Feature

Yaniv Linton; Israel, 2022, 30 min

Sharp ridges. Deep canyons. Steep ascents.
Extreme desert sceneries are as wide as the generation gap between a grandfather and his grandson, stuck alone in the infinite desert.


Israeli Shorts: Feature

Ido Chen & Ilan Bar; Israel, 2022, 29 min

Nabut, lives in a cave together with his dog Bastian, staying as far away as possible from human culture, of which he committed grave injustices as a soldier.

a dead sea

Israeli Shorts: Feature

Nahd Bashir; Israel, 2021, 12:22 min

Kamel, a Palestinian man in his 50s, suffers from autism and travels with his paralyzed sister to the Dead Sea to receive medical treatment in seawater in the hopes it will treat the psoriasis that has spread through his body.

קצרים 2

Cluster 2

Living Land

Israeli Shorts: Documentary

Einat Weizman; Israel, 2020, 12 min

The film presents the continous struggle of a small village to protect its lands against powerful colonial forces.
The inhabitants of Al-Araqib sit on the lands that were purchased by their ancestors in the northern Naqab. Despite that, the State of Israel defines them as invaders and wages a decades long war of attrition against the villagers, in the attempt to expel them as part of the process of Judaisation and forestation of the Naqab.

The film is part of an ongoing artistic collaboration between Aziz A-Turi from Al-Araqib, and Einat Weizman. The film was first presented in the exibition "Dissensus" at Tel Aviv Museum.

Umm al-Hiran

Israeli Shorts: Documentary

Ruqayah Abu al-Qian & Ayshah Abu al-Qian; Israel, 2022, 11:30 min

Ruqaya and Ayshah document their lives and forced expulsion from their home in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran. Their cameras capture their daily lives in a village with no connection to water and electricity supply.


Israeli Shorts: Documentary

Karmit Zilberman; Israel, 2021, 20:17 min

The story of refugees stuck between walls and doors. Faiz, Sadiq and Nabila are part of thousands of refugees who fled in 2015 from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other war-torn countries to a place of safety.

Father Tongue

Israeli Shorts: Feature

Ivgeny Gashinsky; Israel, 2022, 18 min

A non-functional relationship between a deaf child and his hard-working father, who struggles to accept his son's deafness.


Israeli Shorts: Feature

Alma Ganihar; Israel, 2022, 18 min

Lily, 25, suffers from intense toothache. the dentist tells her she must extract all her teeth and replace them with implants. There's nothing she wants more than that but in order to get the money for the dental care, she must face her traumatic past.

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