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Based in Shanghai.

10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is Asia-Pacific`s first and (so far) only festival showcasing the best Jewish-themed film from around the world.

The 10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will run from 14-22 November this year at IFC Mall:

1 Harbour View Street

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

phone: +852 2295 3308


List of the films presented:

Adam Resurrected

Germany/Israel, 2008, 106 minutes, 35 mm, English w/ Chinese subtitles
Director: Paul Schrader

And Thou Shalt Love (V'Ahavta)

Israel, 2007, 29 minutes, DVD, Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Director: Chaim Elbaum
Best Fictional Film, Ma'ale Film School, 2007

Beautiful Hills of Brooklyn

USA, 2008, 37 minutes, DVD, English
Director: Ragnar Freidank

Best Short Film, Big Apple Film Festival, 2008
Audience Award, Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival, 2009
Audience Award, Washington, D.C. Independent Film Festival, 2009
Golden Ace Award, Las Vegas International Film Festival, 2009
Silver Remi Award for Directing, World Fest Houston, 2009 

France, 2009, 105 minutes, 35 mm, French w/ English subtitles
Director: Gad Elmaleh 

Eyes Wide Open (Eynaim Pkuchot)
Israel, 2009, 90 minutes, 35 mm, Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Director: Haim Tabakman

Best Actor, Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2009
2 nominations, Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, 2009
Co-presented with the Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Gefilte Fish
Israel, 2008, 10 minutes, DVD, Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Director: Shelly Kling

A Gift to Stalin (Podarok Stalinu)
Kazakhstan/Russia/Poland/Israel, 2008, 107 minutes, 35 mm, Russian, Kazakh & Hebrew w/ English & Chinese subtitles
Director: Rustem Abdrashev
Golden Wheel (Best Picture) and two other awards, Vesoul Asian Film Festival, 2009

USA, 2008, 34 minutes, 35 mm, English w/ Chinese subtitles
Director: Daniel Ragussis
National Board of Review Motion Pictures Award and Best Cinematography (Student Choice Award), Columbia University Film School, 2009
Grand Prize, Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2008
Best of Fest, LA International Short Film Festival, 2008

Inside Hana's Suitcase
Canada/Czech Republic, 2009, 93 minutes, DVD, English, Japanese & Czech w/ English subtitles
Director: Larry Weinstein
Fumiko Ishioka, George Brady and director Larry Weinstein will be in attendance.

I Will Not Die
Canada, 2008, 52 minutes, DVD, English
Director: Marion Rice-Oxley

Letters to Jenny (Cartas para Jenny)
Argentina/Spain, 2007, 96 minutes, DVD, Spanish w/ English subtitles
Director: Diego Musiak

Let There Be Light (Vayehi Choshech Vayehi Or)
Israel, 2007, 58 minutes, DVD, Hebrew and English w/ English subtitles
Director: Meni Philip & Noam Reuveni

Israel, 2007, 94 minutes, 35 mm, Hebrew & Russian w/ English subtitles
Director: David Dazanashvili
Best Cinematography, Haifa International Film Festival, 2007

A Matter of Size (Sipur Gadol)
Israel, 2009, 94 minutes, 35 mm, Hebrew & Japanese w/ English & Chinese subtitles
Directors: Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor

Audience Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2009
Three awards including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, 2009
Director Erez Tadmor, and actors Dvir Benedek and Levana Finkelstein will all be in attendance.


Mendelssohn, The Nazis and Me
UK, 2009, 60 minutes, DVD, English
Director: Sheila Hayman

The Name My Mother Gave Me (Monit Legondar)
Israel, 2008, 60 minutes, DVD, Hebrew & Amharic w/ English subtitles
Director: Eli Tal-El

Po-lin: Slivers of Memory (Po-lin: Okruchy Pamięci)
Poland/Germany, 2008, 82 minutes, DVD, Polish w/ English subtitles
Director: Jolanta Dylewska

A Suitcase Full of Memories (Ein Koffer voll Erinnerung)
Austria, 2008, 30 minutes, DVD, German w/ English subtitles
Director: Ulrike Ostermann

The Tale of Nicolai & the Law of Return (Ha'agada Al Nicolai Vechok Hashvut)
Israel, 2008, 54 minutes, DVD, Romanian & Hebrew w/ English subtitles
Director: David Ofek  

Best Documentary, Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2008
Humanity Aspect Award, goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Germany), 2009
Director David Ofek will be in attendance.

  A Touch Away (Merchak Negia) - Episodes 1 ~ 4
Israel, 2006, 4 x 38 minutes, DVD, Hebrew & Russian w/ English subtitles
Director: Ron Ninio
Audience Award - Best Drama Series, Israfest NY, 2007
Best Actor, Best Director and three other awards, Awards of the Israeli Television Academy, 2006

Toyland (Spielzeugland)
Germany, 2008, 14 minutes, 35 mm, German w/ English subtitles
Director: Jochen Alexander Freydank
Best Live Action Short, Academy Awards, 2009
Audience Award, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 2009
and 20 other awards

  Valentina's Mother
Israel, 2008, 76 minutes, DVD, Hebrew & Polish w/ English subtitles
Directors: Matti Harari & Arik Lubetzky

Best Israeli Film, Berlin Jewish Film Festival, 2009


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