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Asa ben 13
In a small town with a central spiritual institution, Asa awakens to the day before the ceremony that turns him from a boy to a man. His father's expectations and the pressures from his surrounding makes him find his way on his own.

Mum's Hairpins
Jewish shtetl, Ukraine, 1941. A box with mother’s hairpins – the only thing left from his family – is Yasha’s last chance to escape German invaders and rescue his new friend, a wounded goat kid.


  • Sali Elimelech

  • Tatiana Fedorovskaya

    Graduated from the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors, Moscow. Her "Faith" thesis work was nominated for the Golden Eagle Russian Film Academy Award as The Best Short-2017, also won Grand-Prix at the 36th International Film Festival “Fajr” in Tehran, and The Best Cinematography at Brooklyn IFF (New York, NY), and Flickers (Providence, RI), Best Student Unproduced Script at Wildrose IFF, Des Moines, IA To date she has written and directed five short films: "Charisma", "Mendel's Joke", "Happy Paradise", "Faith", and "Mum's Hairpins". KERRY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL, ASIANA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seoul, Korea). PÖFF SLEEPWALKERS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tallinn, Estonia). 29th DAKINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bucharest, Romania). 28th THE FESTIVAL DE TYO (Official Selection, Cergy-Le-Haut, France). 16th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA) 17th INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL OF BEIJING FILM ACADEMY (Official Selection, Beijing, China). 14th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolin, USA) In 2018 the original debut full-length script "White Whale" got the First Prize for Best International Screenplay at 36th Flickers IFF in Providence, RI. BERLINALE TALENTS 2019. "Mum's Hairpins" has been selected in 15th HollyShorts Film Festival, DC Shorts International Film Festival, 17th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Rhode Island Film Festival (qualifiers for the annual Academy Awards®).

April 5, 2020
Sun 4:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 0M

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