Shorts Program 3

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.

Cinema Rex

About the Film 
At a famed 1930s Jerusalem cinematheque, a Jewish boy and an Arab girl bond over their love of movies, in this nostalgic winner of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival Canal+ Family Award.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
8 minutes

Only Bibi

About the Film 
Encountering political graffiti at a bus stop, a concerned citizen stonewalled by bureaucracy takes the law into his own hands, in this sharp, irreverent social and political critique that is quintessentially Israeli.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
13 minutes

A Father's Kaddish

About the Film 
Sitting at his potter’s wheel to heal emotionally and honor his son’s memory, a grieving New England father shares his contemplative, meditative ritual of creating exquisite works of art born of love, tragedy and time.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
31 minutes

The Book of Ruth

About the Film 
In this intriguing, hypothetical “what if,” Tovah Feldshuh stars as a Jewish grandmother whose secret identity surfaces in a conversation with her granddaughter after a Passover seder.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
14 minutes