Shorts Program 1

AJFF's Short Programs represent an international collection of narrative and documentary films, ranging from 40 to just a few minutes in length. Each program blends a variety of genres, styles, and subject matter.

A Jew Walks Into a Bar

About the Film 
An ultra-Orthodox Brooklynite aspires to become a stand-up comedian in this refreshing, funny yet poignant depiction of the troublesome dichotomy and conflict between religion and career.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
24 minutes

The Fiddle

About the Film 
A young shtetl boy longs to play the fiddle over the objections of his traditional father, in this delightful animated prequel to the Sholem Aleichem story, narrated by Yiddish stage actor Mike Burstyn.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
8 minutes

The Collection

About the Film 
Oscar-winner Jean-Claude Carrière stars in this ominous, heart-rending drama about an unscrupulous art dealer who exploits Jewish collectors in Nazi-occupied Paris, inspired by a Stefan Zweig short story.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
13 minutes

Dina Malul Fights Back

About the Film 
Tired of being pushed around, a cash-strapped single mother enlists her fellow supermarket clerks in a modern-day Robin Hood scheme, in this Israeli Academy Award Best Short Film nominee.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
24 minutes