Festival Shorts

Don't miss the full limneup of stellar short films in this year's program, each of which tells a big story. All narrative shorts compete for the SFJFF Film Movement Award and all documentary shorts compete for the juried Best Short Documentary Award, the winner of which is eligible for the Academy Award in Documentary (Short Subject). All shorts are also eligible for the inaugural 2019 Youth Jury Prize. 

Jews in Shorts: Documentaries

Jews in Shorts: Documentaries

This year's collection of eclectic and powerful documentary shorts includes tracing memories of a beloved grandfather through stop motion animation, dating advice from an irascible German grandmother, contrasting accounts of the death of a family dog, striking photographs shot by an Israel war veteran and peace activist, and the gripping story of a Holocaust survivor whose life was saved when his parents sent him to Sweden.

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Thursday July 25, 2019
11:10 a.m.
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Wednesday July 31, 2019
3:50 p.m.
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Jews in Shorts: Israeli Narratives

Jews in Shorts: Israeli Narratives

Even in the midst of the mundane, life has a way of throwing us curves. In this year's superb collection of Israeli short narratives nothing is merely routine for our characters. Whether it's sitting on the bus, returning to a job after being away on vacation, attending a family gathering, riding on a train, or collecting a social security check, nothing will remain the same.

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Tuesday July 23, 2019
12:00 p.m.
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Friday August 2, 2019
12:00 p.m.
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Shorts Preceding Films

Shorts Preceding Films

A list of short films playing with features.

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Next Wave Pass

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The Next  Wave Pass offers extraordinary flexibility to film lovers under 35 to experience SFJFF. Valid for Big Nights and regular screenings at all venues and includes a year-long Jewish Film Institute membership. Learn more about Next Wave here.

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