Listening In


Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel

As part of his duties, a young soldier in the intelligence unit starts to spy on a Palestinian gay couple. The complicated relationship between the two fascinates the soldier, and confronts his own sexual identity. But as his feelings conflict with his duty as a soldier, and he is faced with some hard decisions.


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Listening In
Written and Directed by: Omer Sterenberg
Fiction, 11 min., 2019, 2K, Color
Production: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem (JSFS)
Language: Arabic with Hebrew & English subtitles
Cast: Menashe Noy, Amir Tesler, Maya Gasner


As part of his duties, a young soldier in the intelligence unit starts to spy on a Palestinian gay couple. The complicated relationship between the two fascinates the soldier, and confronts his own sexual identity. But as his feelings conflict with his duty as a soldier, and he is faced with some hard decisions.

AWARDS & FESTIVALS:

First Prize: Escuela de Cine del Uruguay Student Festival, 2020

Best LGBT: NYC Shorts Film Festival, New York, USA, 2020

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel. 2019

Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin Germany, 2020

Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel, 2020

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay film Festival, 2020

Festival Mix Milano, Italy 2020

MoliseCinema Film Festival Casacalenda, Italy, 2020

Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2020

FestiFreak International Film Festival, Argentina 2020

Side by Side International LGBT Film Festival, Russia, 2020

Way Out West International Film Festival, New Mexico, 2020

Carmel Short International Film Festival, Zichron Yaakov, 2020

UK Jewish Film Festival, London, 2020

Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival, 2020

Montreal LGBTQueer Film Festival, Canada. 2020

Solidarity Film Festival, Tel Aviv, 2020