the Ma'aleh school of television, film & the arts, Jerusalem

The Little Dictator

Yossi Kleinmann, a dull history professor and expert on the political leaders of totalitarian regimes, feels unappreciated both by his students and his domineering wife. One weekend, at the 90th birthday party of his wife’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, Yossi finds himself in a surreal situation that forces him to face up to himself and his family.

Crew
Director: Nurith Cohn
Producer: Noam Keidar
Cinematographer: Josef Shelest
Screenings & Prizes

AWARDS

* The Spalding and Jackson Award in Celebration of Joy, Cleveland International Film Festival, 2017
* 1st prize at the Robinson International Short Film Competition, Pittsburgh, 2017
* 1st prize at the Fargo Film Festival for Best Student Narrative, North Dakota, 2017
* 1st prize at the Peace on Earth Film Festival for Best Student Narrative, Chicago, 2017
* 1st prize at the West Chester Film Festival for Best Student Filmmaker, 2017
* 1st prize at the Near Nazareth Film Festival for Best Short, 2017
* 1st prize at the Christian Film Festival for Best Cast, 2017
* 1st prize at the San Diego Jewish Film Festival for Best Narrative Short, 2017
* 1st prize at the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival for Best Narrative Short, 2016
* 1st prize at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival for Best Narrative Short, 2016
* 1st prize at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival for Best Israeli Short, 2015
* 1st prize at the Pitigliani Film Festival for Best Film, Rome, Italy, 2016
* Spirit of Faith Grand Prize at the Religion Today Film Festival, Trento, Italy, 2016
* Best Actor in a Short Dramedy Award for Emanuel Cohn at the Best Actors Film Festival, San Francisco, 2016
* Best Actor Award for Emanuel Cohn at the Popoli e Religioni Film Festival, Terni, Italy, 2016
* Mayor of Jerusalem Award for Best Live Action Short Film, 2015
* Eliyahu Roichman Award for Best Zionist Film, 2015

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

Boca Raton Jewish Film Festvial April 2018

Cleveland Jewish Film Festival, September 2017

Cine Curtas Lapa International Short Film Festival, Brazil, August 2017

Nuovo Cinema Israeliano Festival Milano, Italy, May 2017*
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, May 2017*
Near Nazareth Film Festival, May 2017*
 Robinson International Short Film Competition, Pittsburgh, USA, May 2017

West Chester Film Festival, April 2017*
Pitigliani Film Festival Venice, Italy, April 2017*
 Beverly Hills Film Festival, April 2017*
** Cleveland International Film Festival, April 2017

* Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival, March 2017
* Peace on Earth Film Festival, Chicago, March 2017
* Festival International du Film d'Aubagne, France, March 2017
* Festival du cinéma israélien, Paris, March 2017

Fargo Film Festival, North Dakota, March 2017*

* Jüdische Filmtage, Munich, February 2017

 

* San Diego Jewish Film Festival, February 2017
* Louisville Jewish Film Festival, February 2017* Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, May 2016
* Berlin Jewish Film Festival, June 2016
* Festival du cinéma israélien du Montreal, June 2016
* Jerusalem Film Festival, July 2016
* Religion Today Film Festival, Trento, Italy, October 2016
* Best Actors Film Festival, San Francisco, October 2016
* Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, November 2016
* Victoria International Jewish Film Festival, November 2016
* Vienna Jewish Film Festival, November 2016
* Popoli e Religioni Film Festival, Terni, Italy, November 2016
* Pitigliani Film Festival, Rome, November 2016
* Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival, November 2016
* Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, November 2016
* Christian Film Festival, Newport News, Virginia, December 2016

* Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, January 2016

 

 Chicago International Film Festival, October 2015*

* Haifa International Film Festival, October 2015
* Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, December 2015

2015
Drama
28
Subtitles in
English