Israeli Shorts Competition
Director: Eitan Gafny, Yotam Laor, Eran Luzon, Jonathan Mordechay, Michael Negari, Max Shlomovitz, Tal Shmunis, Murat Turgiyev, Gil Vesely
Length: 103 minutes
Available from 27/12/2020 to 31/01/2021.
Israeli Short Genre Films – Competition
8 Films, 103 Mins Total
Israel / Canada, 2020
Director: Eitan Gafny
Cast: Yafit Shalev, Iftach Ophir, Lynne Griffin
Drama, Revenge, Science Fiction. He wakes up in the dark to be tortured by HER, until he’ll admit he assaulted.
22 mins, English, Hebrew Subtitles
This is Only Getting Worse
Director: Eran Luzon, Michael Negari
Cast: Abigail Zamir, Betsalel Borukhov, Adar Fima
A pregnant woman embarks on an apocalyptic journey as a mysterious crack raptures Jerusalem’s ground.
Produced at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
7 min, Hebrew, English Subs.
While We Stayed Home
Director: Gil Vesely
Cast: Amit Roth, Aleeza Chanowitz
Fantastic Horror comedy. Boy meets girl during the global pandemic, at the height of lockdown. Flirting becomes complicated with masks on, especially when both hide a secret underneath.
6 mins, Non-speaking film
Director: Yotam Laor
Cast: Naomi Levov, Yotam Laor, Gaia Shlita Katz, Ofek Nick Cohen
Horror Comedy. A bourgeois dinner with friends gives rise to some of its participants’ suppressed emotions, as they completely loose control.
2 min, Hebrew, English Subs.
Director: Jonathan Mordechay
Cast: Noa Koler, Erez aderiges
Horror Comedy. Most importantly – do not wake up the baby, who just fell asleep, things might go unimaginably wrong.
The film was presented at over sixty film festivals around the world.
13 mins, Non-speaking film
Indian Summer, Boris!
Director: Murat Turgiyev
Cast: Boris Frenkel, Ilya Kutuzov, Vadim Yagman
Surrealist Horror Comedy. After separating from his wife, Boris has a night of surrealist and intensely emotional experiences.
26 mins, Russian, English & Hebrew Subs.
Director: Max Shlomovitz
Cast: Tomer Nahir Patluk, Nir Landman, Alex Amar, David Smadja and Rami Hoiberger
Two criminals are given a very simple task, deliver a heavy suitcase, in this surreal crime comedy.
Produced at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, the Tel-Aviv University.
10 min, Hebrew, French, English Subs.
Director: Tal Shmunis
Cast: Yaniv Biton, Loai Noufi, Alona Zimberg
Horror Comedy. Con-artist Duo, a Jewish and a Muslim, performs (false) exorcisms comes across a real Dybbuk that confronts them with their private sins.
Produced at Minshar School of Art, supported by the Israeli New Fund for Cinema and Television NFCT.
18 min, Hebrew, Arab, Yiddish, English Subs.