ZsiFi: Short Film Contest of the Hungarian Jewish Film Festival

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Everybody needs a team!

Open short film contest

The Jewish Film Festival


The second „ZsiFi” - the Jewish Film Festival of Budapest (November 7-10, 2013) in cooperation with Daazo.com organizes a short film contest, with the motto „Everybody needs a team!”.


The team that I belong to. The team with which I identify myself. The team I depend on. The team that supports me. We can adjust to our community and the teams around us in countless ways. But the essence is that : everybody needs a team ! Or to challenge this idea: does everybody need a team ? We are seeking short films which illustrate this theme from a fresh perspective. We are particularly seeking short films which focus on a creative approach to Judaism looking at religion, people, minorities, or your own interpretation.


-          Any method, technique or device may be used to shoot your film- you can use your cell phone, your camera or anything else you see fit.

-          The genre of the film may be of your choosing- you may choose to create an animation, a cartoon or any other type of short film.

-          The film cannot be longer than 10 minutes.

-          The work does not need to be brand new and you may submit films you have produced or directed in the past.

-          As an applicant, you may submit more than one film, all of which will be judged in the tender.

-          Citizens of any country or nationality may apply.

-          The film has to be include English subtitles (in case it's not in English) 

-          There is no entry fee.


 The deadline to submit your film is October 31st, 2013.

The films - selected by the jury - will be screened at the Jewish Film Festival in Budapest. The awards ceremony will take place at the opening of the film festival where the results, as well as the winner of the „Best Short Film” will be announced.



Members of the jury:

Simon Szabó (director of „Paper Planes”)

Attila Till (cultural TV-show host)

Attila Mocanu (Head of Distribution at Daazo.com - European Short Film Centre)

Awards and prizes:


Audience choice for „Best Short Film”: a trip to London to the UK Jewish Film Festival in 2014, where the winning film will be screened.

The „Titanic Award” includes a season ticket to the race-card of the 21st Titanic International Film Festival.

Daazo Gift Bag



Bálint Ház

Cirko-Film Foundation

Titanic International Filmfest




Further information: www.zsifi.org

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