Narrative & Documentary short films

SHORT FORMS “THE OTHER SIDE. THE SAME SIDE”

FILM SCHOOLS FROM LODZ & ISRAEL, Poland, Israel, 2016-2019, 62min

“In the footsteps of…” -- is an ongoing project of Sapir Collage in Sderot and Łódź Film School. The goal of this project is the cooperation of animation students of both schools and creation of short animated etudes made with the use of different techniques. During these artistic meetings participants will use motives deriving from the art of canonic authors, whose work had a significant impact on Polish and Jewish culture. Until now four workshops took place alternately in Łódź and Sderot, in the south of Israel. Applied technique[...]

19.11, Thursday | 19:00 | Online

The shadow forest

Andrzej Cichocki, Poland, 2014, 14min

Visual dramaturgy in a short film "Forest of shadows" - case study (online meeting with Andrzej Cichocki - director, scriptwriter and cameraman of this short). The film was awarded at film festivals in Poland and abroad (Camerimage, Rhode Island Film Festival, Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival). During the 90-minute session you have the possibility to watch the film, ask the director questions during the Q&A, get some interesting info about how to make the short feature film starting from wri[...]

20.11, Friday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl

Ganef

Mark Rosenblatt, UK, 2020, 14min

London, 1962. 6-year-old Ruthie loves to play with the cleaner Lynn. Their friendship will fall apart within two days, however, when Ruthie, scared by a dark tale from her mother's past, begins to suspect Lynn of theft. GANEF (Yiddish "thief") subtly portrays the long-lasting and devastating impact of inherited trauma.

16.11, Monday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl

Image of Victory

Adi Mishnayot, Israel, 2019, 29min

Uri, the director’s brother, was injured during the 2014 Gaza War and found himself transformed from being a self-described “leftist-traitor” to a “national hero” almost overnight. Image of Victory follows Uri’s hospital recovery, personal visits from high profile politicians, entertainers and celebrities ranging from Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon to supermodel Bar Refaeli. The film shows how a private family hardship is turned into a public spectacle, and offers an inside critical look into the way war as a state of mind is shaping Israel as a nation.

17.11, Tuesday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl

Touch

Nir Berger, Israel, 2019, 25min

A dark romantic comedy in the age of social media. The film features no spoken dialogue, as its protagonist communicates solely through text messages. Adele is an aggressive, self-conscious 17-year-old girl who spends most of her time "trolling" (i.e insulting) her classmates online. When she is hit on by another internet troll, Uri, they flirt until he urges her to send a picture in which she is actually visible. But instead of sending her own picture, Adele sends Uri a picture of a random pretty girl from Syria – sparking another unexpected relationship.

21.11, Saturday | 16:00 | WJFF.pl

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