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Announcing the 2017 Shorts Competition Winners

The three winning films will be exhibited — along with the awards ceremony — at our closing event on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm at Ciné.

The shorts screening will be followed with noshes at 6:00 pm.

The 2017 Athens Jewish Film Festival will close with the feature documentary, “In Love of Spock,” a documentary that comprises Adam Nimoy’s loving ode to his father Leonard Nimoy, and takes us from the family’s working class Jewish roots to Nimoy’s unlikely rise into icon status as Star Trek fan favorite Spock.

You can join us for this great closing event, along with 2 more nights exhibiting 7 more feature films, and save half off of the price of individual tickets, by buying a Festival Pass.

FESTIVAL PASSES HAVE SOLD OUT

(Individual movie tickets are available at Ciné’s box office 15 minutes prior to the film, at standard Ciné prices & subject to availability.)

The 2017 Shorts Winners

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“Yehudit” (Israel) An animated film by Daniel Geron.
Hebrew with English subtitles.

Based on the true story of the late Yehudit Arnon.
Yehudit tries to escape from the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau Death camp through her imagination.

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“Jewish Blind Date” (Switzerland) Written and Directed by
Anaëlle Morf.
French with English subtitles.

Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.

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“The Yidlife Crisis:
Guide to the Holiday Classics” (Canada).
A series by Eli Batalion and
Jamie Elman
English and Yiddish with English subtitles.

Yiddish comedy web series about modern Jewish identity set in Yiddish.

Honorable Mention

“An Old Score” (Israel) Directed by Naor Meningher.
Hebrew with English subtitles.

In Tel Aviv of the 1950’s Tzvi is a police dectective responsible for interrogating “kapos” Jews accused of assisting the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Tzvi investigates the case of Yehiel Ingster, suspected of having been an extremely cruel and sadistic kapo. But as Tzvi begins to interrogate him, doubts arise and nothing seems certain anymore.