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MUM’S HAIRPINS

MUM’S HAIRPINS

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 19 min 15 sec
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

Jewish shtetl, Ukraine, 1941. A box with mother's hairpins - the only thing left from his family - is Yasha's last chance to escape German invaders and rescue his new friend, a wounded baby goat.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: LLC “Inner Gravity Pictures”
EU Film exports/ sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Yakov Belorusov – Yasha
Dmitriy Pervushin - German officer
Mariya Petrovich - Mother

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Tatiana Fedorovskaya
Screenwriter: Tatiana Fedorovskaya
Producer: Rustem Samigullin, Olga Аkatieva, Max Dankevich, Taras Stadnikov
Directors of Photography: Igor Kiselev, Vladimir Egorov
Sound: Rustam Medov
Editing: Alexey Nazarchuk
Sound Editing: Rustam Medov

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Language: Russian, Yiddish, German (English subtitles)
Country of origin: Russia-Germany-Belorussia-Ukraine
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 19 min 45 sec
Shooting format: digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

• BAFTA STUDENT FILM AWARD – WINNER LIVE ACTION
• HOLLYSHORTS IFF – BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
• RHODE ISLAND IFF - BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT (FIRST PRIZE)
• MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL CULT FILM FESTIVAL – FILM OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD, BEST SHORT, BEST INTERNATIONAL, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST LEAD SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
• ATLANTA JEWISH IFF – JURY PRIZE
• SAN DIEGO JEWICH IFF – SPECIAL JUROR'S AWARD
• SATISFIED EYE – WINNER/FEMALE DIRECTOR
• NYCA CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS – WINNER
• VEGAS MOVIE AWARDS - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
• BENGALURU ISFF - BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FIRST PRIZE
• UTOPIA IFF - NOMINATION BEST SHORT FILM
• CANADIAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS - WINNER
• EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARDS (ECA) – WINNER (BEST DIRECTOR, BEST EDITING, BEST LEAD ACTING, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, BEST EUROPE FILM, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
• MANHATTAN IFF - BEST STUDENT SHORT
• PITTSBURGH SHORT IFF – BEST STUDENT SHORT
• INDIE SHORT FEST – AWARD NOMINEE
• INDIEX FF – BEST STUDENT DRAMA NOMINATION
• NYCA CINEMATORGAPHY AWARDS – WINNER
• CROWN WOOD IFF – WINNER

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

CARMEL JEWISH IFF • SAN ANTONIO JEWISH IFF • SULMONA IFF • GARIFUNA IFF • JCC ROCHESTER JEWISH IFF • 17th IN THE PALACE IFF • FOYLE IFF • UK JEWISH IFF • SANFORD IFF • TALLGRASS IFF • NEAR NAZARETH NNF • SAN FRANCISCO JEWISH FF • MAYDAY IFF • KINOFILM MANCHESTER IFF • DC SHORTS IFF • DALLAS VIDEOFEST IFF • CLEVELAND IFF • MOSCOW IFF • TEL-AVIV JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL • ANNUAL BOULDER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL • WĒVĒ TV IFF • SHORT AND SWEET FILM FESTIVAL • OUT OF THE CAN • KARLOVCI FF • JOYCE FORUM JEWISH FF

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

A Russian/Israeli film director and screenwriter, Winnwe of GSA BAFTA Student Film Awards (2020), Alumna of Berlinale Talents (2019). Wrote and directed one full-length («White Whale», 2021) and six short films (2015-2019); The script «White Whale» won "Best International 1st Prize" at Flickers IFF (Providence, RI, 2019). "Mum's Hairpins" won GSA BAFTA Student Film Awards (2020), Best International Film at "Holly Shorts" (LA) and Best International First Prize at "Flickers" (Providence, RI), Best Student Short at Pittsburgh and Manhattan IFF. "Faith" was nominated for the Golden Eagle Russian Film Academy Award as The Best Short-2017, also won Grand-Prix at the 36th International Film Festival "Fajr" in Tehran, and The Best Cinematography at Brooklyn IFF (New York, NY), and Flickers (Providence, RI) "Mendel's Joke" was nominated for the Golden Eagle Russian Film Academy Award as The Best Short-2018. The script "Entrance of Pink Elephants" won Grand-Prix at Flickers IFF in Providence, RI in 2020.