1. Dir. David Formentin, USA, Yiddish w/ English subtitles, 11 min.

    This month we feature director David Formentin's gritty narrative short TZNIUT in our Selected Online Short Series. The film screened at SFJFF34 and had its World Premiere in 2014 at SXSW.

    "Tzniut", from the Hebrew meaning "modesty or privacy; the laws pertaining to a modest life" provides a dash of darkly tragic irony as the title to the film, in which a Hasidic woman in Brooklyn discovers she has an STD. Although limited by her social standing in a deeply orthodox community, she seeks the origin of her illness.

    Head over to the SFJFF Blog to read an interview with the director!

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  2. Sarah, a beautiful and intelligent 30-year-old, has everything to succeed. But her fear of banality keeps her in a permanent state of inertia. One day, she wakes up in an unknown suburban house after a complete blackout. Helpless, she calls her friend Catherine and lands, against her will, in a bachelorette party with old acquaintances. As the night unfolds and the tension builds, Sarah's pursuit of authenticity leads to a merciless climax where secrets are unveiled, and friendships, destroyed.

    Read an interview with writer/director Monia Chokri on the Vimeo Blog: vim.io/2iH2q4W

    AWARDS

    Jutra pour le meilleur court ou moyen métrage de fiction, Québec, 2014
    Grand prix national et le prix du public Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, Québec, 2014
    Prix du meilleur court métrage narratif, SXSW, Austin, Texas, 2014
    Prix du meilleur court métrage de fiction, Tampere Film Festival, Finlande, 2014
    Promotional Prize International Competition, International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Suisse, 2013
    Staff Award for the Short Film Competition at Milano Film Festival, Italie, 2013
    Prix du meilleur court métrage Focus Québec/Canada, Festival du nouveau cinéma, Québec, 2013
    Prix du meilleur court international, Jury Jeunesse, 66e Festival del film Locarno, Suisse, 2013

    FESTIVALS

    23rd Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, USA, 2014
    14th Nevada City Film Festival, Californie, 2014
    62nd Melbourne International Film Festival, Australie, 2014
    10th Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan, 2014
    26e Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival, Allemagne, 2014
    18e Regard sur le court métrage du Saguenay, Chicoutimi, Québec, 2014
    32e Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2014
    18th Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 2014
    27th SXSW, Austin, Texas, 2014
    17th International Short Film Festival Winterthur, Suisse, 2013
    15th MECAL, International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona, Espagne, 2013
    24th Stockholm Film Festival, Stockholm, Suède, 2013
    28e Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgique, 2013
    27e Festival International du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Moncton, Nouveau Brunswick, 2013
    10e Festival de courts métrages, Images en vues, îles-de-la-Madeleine, 2013
    42e Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2013
    37th Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2013
    18th Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italie, 2013
    66e Festival del film Locarno, Locarno, Suisse, 2013

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  3. Cannes, Short Film Corner.
    SXSW, Grand Jury Nomination.

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  4. Directed by Ken Lam
    Written and performed by Jordan Klepper and Laura Grey
    Cinematography by Marshall Rose

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  5. In this dramatization of transcripts from a legal deposition, a lawyer becomes embroiled in an absurd argument about the definition of a photocopier.

    Produced by: Brett Weiner

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