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

  • WINNER Jury Award for Best Short Stoney Brook International Film Festival 2017 
    WINNER Best Short 
    Budapest Short Int’l Film Festival 2018 
    WINNER Audience Award War on Screen Festival 2018
    Hong Kong JFF 2018, Festival du Cinema Israelien de Paris 2018,Saarbruecken JFF 2018, JCC of Northern Virginia 2018,Religion Today Film Festival 2018, Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris 2018, Without Borders Film Festival 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  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 IFF 2017