The Joyce Forum: A Focus on Short Films and Emerging Filmmakers
The annual Joyce Forum which is a showcase of short films with an emphasis on emerging filmmakers, just announced their program date of Monday, February 10, 2014.
Named in honor of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival Founder Joyce Axelrod, “The Joyce Forum” was established as part of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival in 2003 to provide a creative outlet for emerging filmmakers working with Jewish themes. The mission of this program is to support and advance exceptional student and early-career filmmakers by showcasing their talent and providing them exposure to established filmmakers and industry peers through public screenings and dialogue forums. Filmmakers are recruited from Film Schools such as the University of Southern California, New York University, Sapir College and Maale School of Israel, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture in NYC, and Jewish film festivals worldwide. SDJFF covers the expenses for Joyce Forum filmmakers to attend the festival, participate in moderated discussions with audiences, and enjoy receptions with other filmmakers and guests of SDJFF.
The Other Side
Last year’s winners were Khen Shalem for his short film THE OTHER SIDE and to Co Hoedman for his short film 55 SOCKS. A simple soccer ball sparks an unusual friendship between two young boys on either side of the Israeli and Palestinian separation wall. Can this wordless and gaze free relationship over come the wall’s towering presence?
During the Nazi occuption of Holland during WWII a mother and daughter shelter two other Jewish women. They survive by unravelling a bedspread which they turn into 55 socks that they barter to
farmers for food.
This year’s event will screen a collection of short films with highlights being given to new, creative filmmakers. More information about the Joyce Forum and emerging filmmakers can be seen on their website www.sdcjc.org/sdjff.