White Eye

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2019
  • 20 min.

White Eye

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2019
  • 20 min.

Synopsis

Based on what seems a perfectly straightforward incident—a man finding his stolen white bicycle on a street in the industrial area of south Tel Aviv—the storyline quickly moves from a perceived injustice to a tangled web of moral questions that prove far from easy to resolve. This topical film has screened at over 100 film festivals, including 23 Oscar-qualifying and won numerous accolades including the Oscar-qualifying Best Narrative Short Award at SXSW Film Festival and “Best Live Action Short Film” nomination at the 2021 Oscars.

Credits

Director(s)

Tomer Shushan

Producer(s)

Shira Hochman, Kobi Mizrahi

Script

Tomer Shushan

Cinematography

Saar Mizrahi

Editor

Shira Hochman

Original Music

Yosefi Shlomo

Cast

Daniel Gad, Dawit Tekelaeb, Reut Akkerman, Amir Busheri, Muhammad Abu- Leil

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

  • Academy Award® Nominated

    Best-Live Action Short Film
    2021
  • WINNER

    Jury Award for Narrative Short Film
    SXSW
  • WINNER

    Best Short Award
    Leeds International Film Festival
  • WINNER

    Urbanworld’s Best Narrative Short
    Urbanworld FILM FESTIVAL -
  • WINNER

    Best Short Film Award
    Haifa International Film Festival
    2019
  • WINNER

    Best Narrative Short Film
    Lighthouse International Film Festival,
  • WINNER

    Best International Short Fiction Award
    The Galway Film Fleadh
  • WINNER

    Best of Fest Award
    Salute Your Shorts Film Festival - LA
  • WINNER

    SECOND RUNNER UP AWARD
    Bengaluru International Short Film Festival
  • WINNER

    SIGNIS Award for the Best International Fiction Short Film
    Guanajuato Film Festival
  • WINNER

    Best Narrative Short
    Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
  • WINNER

    Audience Award
    Rio De Janeiro-Curta Cinema
  • WINNER

    Best Director
    Rio De Janeiro-Curta Cinema
  • WINNER

    Best film
    Badalona Film Festival
  • WINNER

    Best Narrative
    The El Paso Film Festival
  • WINNER

    SHORT OF THE YEAR
    Best short
  • WINNER

    Best Show
    San Jose International Film festival
  • WINNER

    Golden Fireball award for Best short film
    Kaohsiung Film Festival
  • WINNER

    Young Jury Award for best short film
    UK Jewish Film Festival

Festival Highlights

SXSW, USA

Krakow Film Festival, Poland

Palm Springs ShortFest, USA

Haifa International Film Festival, Isarel

Vienna Shorts, Austria , Off Competition

The Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland

Lighthouse International Film Festival, USA

Rio De Janeiro-Curta Cinema , Brazil

The El Paso Film Festival, USA

UK Jewish Film Festival, UK

Newport Beach Film Festival, USA

Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, India

Nevada City Film Festival, USA

Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA

Manhattan Short Film Festival, USA

Berlin Jewish Film Festival, Germany

Encounters Short Film Festival, UK

DC Shorts Film Festival, USA

Quebec City Film Festival, Canada

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada

Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel

Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, USA

Nashville Film Festival, USA

Thessaloniki Short Film Festival, Greece

Vienna Jewish Film Festival, Austria

San Jose International Short Film Festival, USA

Cyprus International Short Film Festival, Cyprus

Raindance, USA

CINEMED - Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier, France

Philadelphia Film Festival, USA

Leeds International Film Festival, UK

Denver Film Festival, USA

Loft Short Film Festival, USA

PÖFF Shorts (Black Nights Film Festival) , Estonia

St. Louis International Film Festival , USA

Africa Rising International Film Festival, South Africa

Solidarity – Tel Aviv Human Rights Festival , Israel

Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Lithuania

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), USA

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, USA

Dubai Independent Film Festival, Dubai

Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA

Cleveland International Film Festival, USA

Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic

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  • “White Eye,” Israeli filmmaker Tomer Shushan’s poignant narrative about the thought-to-reaction movements of a Tel Avivian who finds his stolen bicycle in the street. At 20 minutes and in one continuous take, it progresses like a waltz through the choreographed action of its 10 primary actors, a diverse ensemble of Hebrew speakers from different ethnic backgrounds, each of whom comes with their own internal biases and sense of privilege and place in the greater class structure of modern Israeli society.
    Variety

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