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.

On the eve of WWI, a young British Jew has to change his name in order to join the army to fight and die for King and Empire. Assembled from recently discovered family photographs and a handful of letters, this short film tells the story of a child of immigrants who died for their adopted country.

Director’s Statement

When I unearthed a family photo album that was over 100 years old, I decided to tell the story of my Uncle who was killed in World War One: A Kaddish for Selim. It's not just a personal story, it's the story of any family who emigrate and then lose a child fighting for their adopted home.

Selection: New York Jewish Film Festival 2022, Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival 2022, Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2022, Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2022.

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
    15 Minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    New England
  • Note
    Menemsha Films
  • Director
    Jane Wells
  • Producer
    Jane Wells
  • Co-Producer
    Paloma Perez
  • Editor
    Francesco Portinari