Robinson Short Film Competition

Congratulations 2018 Robinson Winners!


The Robinson International Short Film Competition celebrates the greatest in Jewish-themed short filmmaking from around the globe. Each year the competition awards over $18,000 in cash prizes for documentary, narrative, and animated shorts, and the winning filmmakers are honored at an awards ceremony in Pittsburgh.

Past Winners     Criteria

Winners of the 2018 Robinson Competition

Gold Prize

The Driver is Red

Director: Randall Christopher

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

Silver Prize

116 Cameras

Director: Davina Pardo

A Holocaust survivor preserves her story interactively so that she will be able to tell it forever.

Silver Prize

Life Will Smile

Director: Drey Kleanthous

Narrated by Haim Konstantini, this documentary relays not only his story of the dramatic events during WWII, but also the story of every one of the 275 Jews that evaded the Nazis on the island of Zakynthos.