Shorts Program 2

An international collection of narrative and documentary short films features a variety of genres, styles and subject matter. This program includes five separate films screened back-to-back without interruption.

Mr. Bernstein

About the Film 

A daughter meets the famous music conductor who lifted her father’s spirits in a postwar refugee camp. Best Drama prize at the Toronto International Short Film Festival. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
12 minutes

An Average Story

About the Film 

An ordinary husband becomes an instant celebrity after being officially designated Israel’s most average man. Israeli Academy Award nominee for Best Short Film. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
18 minutes

The Man Who Shot Hollywood

About the Film 

A chronicle of portrait artist Jack Pashkovsky, from his humble immigrant origins to photographer of the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
12 minutes

Chika, The Dog in the Ghetto

About the Film 

The heroic wartime tale of a Jewish boy and his dog, set in a Polish ghetto, told through animation. Based on a book by Holocaust survivor Bat-Sheva Dagan. 

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
17 minutes

Joe's Violin

About the Film 

Across generations and backgrounds, a musical instrument unites a Holocaust survivor and a Bronx schoolgirl. Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Short nominee. 

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
24 minutes