Shorts Program

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Shorts Program

The Broken Candle

Felix Kiner. 2021. 9 m. NR. English. Menemsha Films.

The heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash (“lead candle” of the hanukkiah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights.


Jeff Swimmer/Stacey Ravel Abarbanel. 2021. 38 m. NR. English. Menemsha Films.

Delve into memory, history, and contemporary life in Columbus, New Mexico—famed for being raided by Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution—as the filmmaker explores a rumor that Villa invaded the town seeking revenge on her grandfather.

A Kaddish for Selim

Jane Wells. 2022. 15 m. NR. English. Menemsha Films.

Assembled from recently discovered family photographs and a handful of letters, this short film tells the story of the child of immigrants who died for their adopted country.

The Shabbos Goy

Talia Osteen. 2020. 7 m. NR. English. Menemsha Films.

God forbids she turn off a vibrator gone rogue on Shabbos, so an Orthodox Jew sets out on a quest to find someone who can.

Ismail’s Dilemma

Dhimiter Ismailaj-Valona. 2020. 30 m. NR. Albanian/German/Hebrew with subtitles. Menemsha Films.

As Nazis arrive in his village, an Albanian peasant is torn between protecting his family or saving two Jewish men he’s been hiding for a year.

The Tattooed Torah

Marc Bennett. 2020. 21 m. NR. English. Menemsha Films.

An animated film based on the renowned children’s book that has educated young children about the Holocaust for generations.


Daniel Finkelman. 2020. 17 m. NR. Yiddish. Menemsha Films.

Based on a true story that took place on April 18, 1943, a small group of surviving Jews gather to celebrate Passover as gunfire and mortars rain down around them.

Pricing/Film Availability Info: Admission to the festival will be sold either as an all-access pass or a la carte, available in the JBFC Virtual Marquee. Pricing is $100 (members), $125 (nonmembers) for the all-access pass or $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers) per film. All film programs will be available to stream for the entire length of the festival—films will become available at 10:00am on February 22 and will be open to stream until 11:59pm on March 7. Once a film is started, pass holders will have 48 hours to finish, regardless of when in the series they start the film. Festival passes will go on sale February 4 and individual tickets will go on sale February 22.

Please note, due to geographical restrictions from the distributor, you can only watch the films if you are located in Westchester and Fairfield counties. We apologize for any inconvenience.

This film is part of the Virtual Jewish Film Festival series.

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