First Born


Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel

Sheri, a free spirited 21 year old, has her own apartment, an older boyfriend and works in a bar to make her living. One morning, a surprise phone call brings her face to face with her past and her religious family making it impossible to hide from any longer.


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First Born

Written and Directed by: Leah Tonic

Fic. 13 min, 2013, HD, Color

Production: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem (JSFS)

Language: Hebrew with English subtitles


Sheri, a free spirited 21 year old, has her own apartment, an older boyfriend and works in a bar to make her living. One morning, a surprise phone call brings her face to face with her past and her religious family making it impossible to hide from any longer.
 

FESTIVALS:

Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa, Israel 2013; Fribourg International Film Festival Fribourg, Switzerland, 2014; Tribeca Film Festival, New York, USA, 2014; 22nd Mediterranean Festival of New Film- makers, Larissa, Greece, 2014; Sehsuchte International Film Festival, Youth Program, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany; International ContraVision Film Festival, Berlin, Germany; Tel-Aviv International Student film festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden, 2014;  ALTER-NATIVE 22 International Short Film Festival, Targu Mures, Romania, 2014; CASTELLINARIA Film Festival, Bellinzona, Switzerland, 2014; Cinemaiubit International Student Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, 2014; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta, USA, 2015; Washington Jewish Film Festival, Washington, USA, 2015; Berlin Feminist Film Week, Germany, 2015; Long Short Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015;  Leidan International Short Film Experience, the Netherlands, 2015; The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, California, 2015;

Awards:

  • Best Student film: Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa, Israel 2013;
  • Best Photography (given to Saar Mizrahi): Tel-Aviv International Student film festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel;
  • Best Actress: Cinemaiubit International Student Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania