Robinson International Short Film Competition

2017 Robinson Finalists

Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto

2017 Robinson Finalists

Spring Chicken

2017 Robinson Finalists

Hounds

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

Honoring the memory of Sanford N. Robinson, Sr.

2017 Finalists

Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto

Director: Sandra Schießl

Chika the dog and the five-year old Mikasch are the heroes of this story, set in a Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city. The little dog helps Mikasch to develop as a child despite the persecution of the Jews and the threats of the 2nd World War.

The Final Show

Director: Dana Nachman

A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity.

Hounds

Director: Omer Tobi

After 16 years as a thankless museum guard, Iris Kadosh is finally offered a promotion. A careless mistake with a priceless artwork, however, forces her to decide how far she is willing to go to secure her rise up the social ladder.

The Little Dictator

Director: Nurith Cohn

Yossi Kleinmann is an uncharismatic history professor lecturing on political leaders in totalitarian regimes. Neither his students nor his domineering wife show him any respect. At a Sabbath weekend celebrating the 90th birthday of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, Yossi suddenly finds himself in an unexpected situation which forces him to confront history, his family and himself.

Spring Chicken

Director: Tamir Elterman

With Purim coming, Holocaust survivor Anny Junek prepares her newest costume. At 95, with four costume awards under her belt, Anny takes pleasure in creating a new ensemble to debut for her retirement home friends and competitors.