Across the Line

Short Film/2017
  • CREW
  • Festivals and Awards
  • Producers: Saar Yogev & Naomi Levari
    Director: Nadav Shlomo Giladi
    Writer: Zuriel Melchior
    Israeli Distribution: Black Sheep Film Productions Ltd.
    Supported by: Makor Film Foundation, NFCT
    Running Time: 29 min


  • Hananel, a young religious Jew, is hurrying home for Shabbat. An unexpected encounter with Mundir, an unwanted and stubborn Palestinian hitchhiker, leads Hananel on a series of mix-ups that eventually teach him a lesson in communication, friendship and love.

  • Nadav Shlomo Giladi
    Graduate of The Sam Spiegel Film School. His first short movie, Short on Cash (2014) with Lior Ashkenazi, was presented at Cannes and across France during the SNCF Crime festival. It was also selected to many other festivals such as Sacramento (Best Short), LA Comedy Fest, Haifa, and short listed for The Ophir Prize (Israeli Academy Award).
    Across the Line  will be Nadav’s third film as a director.

    Zuriel Melchior
    A screenwriter. Graduated the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School’s Writing Program. Zuriel Melchior is also a game designer and spends much of his time concentrating on VR (virtual reality). He is the creator of the humoristic card game “Sababa ve HaKol”, which was completely funded via Headstart.

  • DP: Giora Bejach, 1st AD:  Adin Wiener
    Costume Designer: Eyal Elhadad
    Line Producer: Omer Sadot, Casting: Didi Lubetzky
    Production Manager: Keren Noyman
    Make-up Artist: Revital Darom , Gaffer: Avi Dasberg
    Costume Designer: Chen Gilad,   Grip: Roi Mano
    Sound Recordist: Vitali Grinshpun
    Editor: Tal Keller  Original Score:Ronnie Reshef
    Colorist: Ido Lahman
    Sound Design & Mix: Shahaf Vagshal

  • Stoney Brook International Film Festival 2017 – Jury Award for Best Short

    Budapest Short Int’l Film Festival 2018 – Gold Busho award

    War on Screen Festival, France, 2018 – Audience Awards

    Hong Kong JFF 2018

    Festival du Cinema Israelien de Paris 2018

    Saarbruecken JFF 2018

    JCC of Northern Virginia (Nova) 2018

    Religion Today Film Festival 2018

    Jewish Federation of Ocean County 2018

    Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris 2018

    Without Borders Film Festival 2018

    Budapest Short IFF 2018

    Central Queens YM & YWHA 2018

    Jewish Federation of Eastern CT 2018

    Jewish Motifs- Warsaw 2018

    Reel Shorts IFF 2018

    Montreal Israeli Film Festival 2018

    ClujShorts 2018

    Cleveland IFF 2018

    Wilmington JFF 2018

    Westchester JFF (Jacob Burns Film Center) 2018

    Vienna JFF 2018

    New Jersey JFF 2018

    Maine JFF 2018

    East Bay JFF 2018

    Boca Raton JCC 2018

    Houston JFF 2018

    Atlanta JFF 2018

    Red Rock Film Festival 2017

    Vancouver JFF 2017

    TIRANA IFF 2017

    Other Israel Film Festival 2017

    Heartland FF 2017

    Haifa International Film Festival 2017

    Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival 2017