Shorts Program 1

AJFF's Short Programs represent an international collection of narrative and documentary films, ranging from 40 to just a few minutes in length. Each program blends a variety of genres, styles, and subject matter.

Letters to God

About the Film 
To find reconciliation and restore peace to his life, an embittered, grieving father, confronted by strange events, must learn to forgive, in this understated, yet heart-wrenching tale imbued with a potent message.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
15 minutes

Over My Dead Body

About the Film 
When a young Persian-American plans to marry a man outside the faith, her immigrant family’s reaction forces a life-altering decision, in this tightly wound depiction of cultural rigidity gone too far.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
25 minutes

The Disappearing Act

About the Film 
Booked for a bar mitzvah via Zoom, a magician rehearses his virtual act for a disinterested mom with a sleight-of-hand trick of her own, in this clever, comedic gem for COVID times.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
5 minutes

Space Torah

About the Film 
Space travel, Jewish world values and Yiddishkeit conjoin in this visual stunner that relates the uniquely inspiring life and out-of-this-world journey of Jewish-American astronaut Dr. Jeff Hoffman.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
25 minutes