Shorts Program 1

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

Happy in the Box

About the Film 

A photographer is haunted after stealing a tombstone from an abandoned cemetery in Sabbioneta, Italy, in this surreal and whimsical tale based on true events.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
24 minutes

Ischler

About the Film 

Evil comes from unexpected places, as three Jewish sisters seek shelter in the Budapest apartment of a highly regarded doctor, during the Holocaust.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
16 minutes

70 Hester Street

About the Film 

A filmmaker reflects on past lives and legacies of his childhood home, a 140-year-old building in New York City’s storied Lower East Side.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
11 minutes

What We Left Behind

About the Film 

Jewish religious artifacts saved from Saddam Hussein’s regime during the 2003 American invasion of Iraq make their final journey.

Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
6 minutes

A Good Story

About the Film 

An elderly woman deeply covets a broken jug in an antiques store near the German-Polish border. Raindance Film Festival Best Short prize-winner.

Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes