5 2023

Shorts Program 2

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre 33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-5400

Grandma Bruce

USA – 13 mins – Comedy

Grandma Bruce is a magical short comedy about a queerdo (they/them) whose old car comes to life with the spirit of their judgmental Jewish grandmother, a backseat driver from the ever after.


Australia – 19 mins – Drama

CUT is a short drama about a young man pulled in different directions by antisemitism, queerness and spirituality.

Paddling for Life

Israel – 18 mins – Documentary

Orit Ziv and her "Pink Lionesses", a unique women sports group, consisting of breast cancer survivors, that paddle on Dragon Boats, on the Sea of Galilee in Northern Israel. Their common goal is to recover, recuperate and combat their cancer. They have chosen optimism, action, caring for themselves despite the intense difficulties and fear they must rise from.

Anne Frank Gift Shop

USA – 15 mins – Dark Comedy

Is there a wrong way to talk about the Holocaust? That's the question at the heart of the Anne Frank Gift Shop, a dark comedy about anti-Semitism that packs a vital and timely message. When a high-end design firm presents its plans to reimagine the gift shop at The Anne Frank House, the company's overt appeal to Generation Z sparks a debate about collective trauma, the Holocaust and tote bags.