2023 Annual NH Jewish Film Festival

Shorts Program ( Virtual Screening)

Expired April 17, 2023 3:59 AM
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Our shorts program includes 5 Films. A Kaddish for Selim, Give It Back, Ismail's Dilemma, Pops and Space Torah.

A purchase of a Short Film ticket includes 5 films: A Kaddish for Selim, Give It Back, Ismail's Dilemma, Pops and Space Torah.

In Nazi occupied Albania, Ismail, a poor peasant, is torn between fear for his own safety and that of his family and upholding Besa—the national code of honor, which includes protecting your guests at any cost. As the Nazis close in on his remote hilltop village, Ismail must decide whom he will put first: himself and his family or the two Jewish men he has been protecting from death. Based on true events.


Winner: Prix du Public, Autrans Mountain Film Festival 2021 (France); Best Foreign Short, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival 2020 (UK).

Selection: New York Jewish Film Festival 2021, San Luis Obispo Jewish Film Festival 2021, Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival 2021.

This film is in the competition for the Audience Best Short Film of the Fest Award.

Please cast your ballot after viewing the film.


  • Year
  • Runtime
    33 minutes
  • Language
    Albanian, German
  • Country
  • Premiere
    New England
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Note
    Menemsha Films, Subtitles
  • Director
    Dhimiter Ismailaj-Valona
  • Screenwriter
    Dhimiter Ismailaj-Valona
  • Producer
    Erand Sojli, Dhimiter Ismailaj-Valona
  • Cast
    Arben Bajraktaraj, Klevis Bega, Delinda Zhupa Disha
  • Editor
    Dhimiter Ismailaj-Valona
  • Production Design
    Sabri Basha
  • Sound Design
    Aldion Kola