12th Annual Robinson International Short Film Competition Prizes awarded
The festival honors independent filmmakers whose work illuminates the Jewish experience
Israeli director Uriya Kapach took home the Gold Prize for his film “No Limits” at the 12th Annual Robinson International Short Film Competition. And German director Andreas Kessler and Swiss director Jonathan Laskar both were awarded Silver Prizes for their films “Nakam” and “The Record.”
Nearly 50 films were included in the competition. The prizes were awarded on May 16 at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater.
Sponsored by the Sanford N. Robinson Sr. Memorial Lecture Endowment Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the competition awards $18,000 in prizes for documentary, narrative and animated shorts less than 35 minutes long.
Over the last 12 years, the competition has awarded more than $200,000 in prize money.
The festival honors independent filmmakers whose work illuminates the Jewish experience and is open to all filmmakers regardless of religion.
“It was another wonderful night at the Robinson International Short Film Competition,” said Kathryn Spitz Cohen, executive director of Film Pittsburgh, which oversees the competition. “We had a full house, and we screened some incredible films. It’s so gratifying to work with the Robinson family every year to bring these beautiful movies from all over the world to Pittsburgh.”