The Short Film, Large Subject Emerging Filmmaker Contest is a worldwide competition to invite talented, emerging filmmakers to make short films about the Holocaust.


We are thrilled to announce the five finalists for the 2021 Emerging Filmmaker Contest. We were pleased to have received a record number of submissions that explored the Holocaust through a variety of topics, experiences, and regions.

Lisa Namdar Kaufman – Fredi, Harry, and Yair: A Brotherhood Displaced (documentary)

Asia Khmelova – The Night Before (narrative)

Michael Masarof – The Woman From Hamburg (narrative)

Eris Qian – Last Ship East (narrative)

Sabina Vajrača – Sevap / Mitzvah (narrative)