POLIN Museum seeks short films about Jewish communities

Posted Sunday 23 Jun 2019

There are over nine million descendants of Polish Jews in the world. What is their connection to the land of their forefathers? The POLIN Museum is calling for proposals for short films that explore this question in creative ways. The 14 shortlisted films completed on the basis of these proposals about Jewish communities living today in Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Israel, Latin America, North America, Poland and South Africa will be featured in an epilogue to POLIN Museum's multimedia narrative exhibition, which is dedicated to the 1000-year history of Polish Jews. The films should reflect the connection of these communities to the heritage of Polish Jews. They may focus on stories of individuals, families, organisations, communities, events, and objects of special meaning. Films of about five minutes in length may be based on interviews, documentary and archival material, home video, animation, or video art, among others. An international jury will select the finalists.
The deadline for applications (logline, synopsis, treatment, preliminary budget) is 31 August 2019, and winners will be announced in October 2019. The prize is up to 56,000 PLN (about 15,000 USD) to produce one film based on their winning proposal.  The value of each prize will depend on the proposal and its preliminary budget.

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