Shorts Program 2

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.

The Schnoz

About the Film 
Gifted a nose job for her 21st birthday, a self-conscious young woman comes face to face with the ghost of her great-grandmother, in this cautionary lesson in ancestral inheritance, true beauty and self-realization.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
13 minutes

In Our Synagogue

About the Film 
In this Kafka-esque fable, a young boy obsesses over the meaning of strange animal sightings at a ragged old Eastern European synagogue. Ukrainian Best Short Academy and Film Critics Awards.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes

Preserving the Holocaust

About the Film 
In a painstaking and dedicated effort to “never forget,” a group of committed young Polish conservators preserves fragile artifacts that ensure the permanence of Holocaust remembrance and honor those killed at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Genre 
Documentary
Running Time 
11 minutes

Long Distance

About the Film 
Losing her eyesight and unable to manage her daily activities, an aging mother strives for a moment of connection with her pregnant daughter, in this quietly poignant Israeli Academy Award Best Short Film nominee.
Genre 
Narrative
Running Time 
20 minutes