Entries for the 2020 Shorts Competition Close on Dec. 13, 2019

To submit your Short Film entry for the 2020 competition, read the Submission Requirements and fill out the Submission Form in advance of the closing date. You can also download the requirements here.
The 3 finalists will be announced in February 2020, and the winning films screened, and awards presented, on March 25, the Closing Night of the Festival.

The Shorts Winners Screening & Awards, and our Closing Night Feature Film & Noshes are all included with Your Festival Pass.

Winning Entries of our 2019 Short Films Competition  

The three winning shorts will be exhibited and presented with their awards Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. before our Closing Night Party with Noshes at 6:00 p.m., and our Closing Night Film, “An Act of Defiance” at 7:00 p.m.

“Autoneurotic” (Canada)

(Jews in Cars Getting Babka)

Director: Jamie Elman
Yiddish with English subtitles
7:24 • 2018

As the sundown on the Sabbath approaches, Leizer races to drive Chaimie home, while construction drives Chaimie and Leizer crazy. Featuring a very special appearance by babka, Jews, and (non-German) cars.

Another winner from the makers of “YidLife Crisis” series.

“A Thousand Kisses” (USA)

Director: Richard Goldgewicht
Writer: Darcy Brislin
16:00 • 2018

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Separated by the fear of prosecution in Nazi Germany of 1933, a young Jewish couple in Berlin make lose plans to reunite in Brazil. Inspired by the actual correspondence recovered by the couple’s grandsons 80 years later, “A Thousand Kisses” presents a peculiar love story tainted by the harsh historical context of its time.

“The Driver is Red” (USA)

Animation/Historical Documentary
Writer/Director: Randall Christopher
15:00 • 2017

Miami Film Festival
Official Selection

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Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows secret agent Zvi Aharoni (Mark Pinter) as he searches for a mysterious man named Ricardo Klement. What he discovered in the remote outskirts of Buenos Aires would send shock waves around the world.