An Evening of Jewish Shorts


Sunday, November 17, 2019
7 PM @ Reel Cinemas Narberth 2

GPJFF’s annual JEWISH SHORTS PROGRAM returns with six new shorts from the USA, Israel, Italy and the UK!

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General Admission: $15 | Seniors: $13 | *Students: $6

*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Special Guest: Nick Borenstein | Director of 99

All Philadelphia Premieres


Directed by Nick Borenstein | Narrative Short | USA | 2019 | 5 min | English

In Nick Borenstein’s funny and tender short, a mother and son running late for a bar mitzvah peruse the aisles of a 99 cent store for a last-minute gift.

Official Selection:

  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival

Beneath the Ink

Directed by Cy Dodson | Documentary Short | USA | 2018 | 13 min | English

If not me, then who? Director Cy Dodson offers an answer of hope in his timely and powerful profile of an Ohio tattoo artist who tries to make the world a better place by erasing the hate – one free tattoo at a time.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Black Hat

Directed by Sarah Smith | Narrative Short | USA | 2019 | 15 min | English

In this esthetic and affecting narrative by Sarah Smith, a closeted Hasid covers his payot and spends the night exploring NYC’s queer scene.

Official Selection:

  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
  • Tribeca Film Festival


I Have a Message for You

Directed by Matan Rochlitz | Documentary Short | Italy/UK/Israel | 2017 | 13 min | French with English subtitles

What would you do if you had one chance to save yourself from certain death at Auschwitz? What if doing so meant having to leave your loved one behind? In this heart-rending, Emmy Award nominated short by Matan Rochlitz, we meet a woman who made that impossible decision and has lived to tell her story.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival


5-Minute Intermission



Directed by Odeya Rosenak | Narrative Short | Israel | 2017 | 17 min | Hebrew with English subtitles

A 15-year-old girl, mourning the death of her father, attends an unforgettable torch-lighting ceremony at her local community center with her mother during Yom HaZikaron.

Official Selection:

  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • New York Jewish Film Festival


Directed by Erez Tadmor | Narrative Short | Israel | 2017 | 20 min | Hebrew with English subtitles

Winner of the Ophir Award (Israeli Academy Awards) for Best Short, this quirky dramedy follows a day in the life of a Tel Aviv couple whose appointment with a fertility doctor is spun off course by a string of false alarms.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

With Slight Steps

Directed by Guy Hodes | Documentary Short | Israel | 2018 | 10 min | Hebrew with English subtitles

Director Guy Hodes accompanies his 96-year-old grandmother to the desolate amphitheater of Kibbutz Dalia where she reminisces about her days as an accomplished Israeli folk dancer in Eretz Yisrael.