Niggun

A Film by Yoni Salmon

Synopsis

After a long journey through space the last two believers are about to reach their destination. Ananda, the space archaeologist, hopes to prove that Earth is not a myth and that all mankind did originated from the same tiny blue planet – but mostly he wants to prove his colleagues and his father wrong and to make the biggest discovery in history. Yamaka, the outcaste rabbi, is searching for something subtler. He believes that Jerusalem is not just a mystical idea, but an actual place, where he might find the feeling of holiness missing in his life. Together they followed the clues and arrived at their destination, but instead of a living planet and a holy city, they find only the fragments of what once was…

Director

  • Picture of Yoni Salmon © Yoni Salmon

    Yoni Salmon

    Yoni Salmon is head of the animation department at "Minshar School of Art" in Tel Aviv, a cartoonist, animator and animation and pop culture essayist. Founder of "Shulyat Hakosem" animation blog and co-founder of "Moonfash", animation magazine. Since graduating “Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design” he has worked on numerous animation and art projects including "Waltz with Bashir". Lives in Ramat Gan, Israel.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd FICABC - ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barranquilla, Colombia)August 30, 2017
  • 22nd PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 10, 2017
  • 9th SEOUL INT'L EXTREME-SHORT IMAGE & FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, South Korea)September 12, 2017
  • 10th ANIMASYROS INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL + AGORA (International Panorama Section, Syros, Cyclades, Greece)September 27, 2017
  • 15th MULTIVISION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St.Petersburg, Russia)October 28, 2017
  • 2nd AJAYU INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Peru)November 8, 2017
  • North Carolina Film Award (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • 15th BOGOSHORTS - BOGOTÁ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Colombia)December 5, 2017
  • 3th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)December 8, 2017
  • *INNOVATION AWARD*
    UTOPIA - THE TEL-AVIV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC (Official Selection, Israel)December 10, 2017
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)December 13, 2017
  • 12th LECCE FILM FEST (Official Selection, Lecce, Italy)December 16, 2017
  • 2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 24, 2017
  • 4th FECIME - FESTIVAL CINEMATOGRÁFICO DE MÉRIDA (Official Selection, Mérida, Yucatán, México)February 8, 2018
  • 7th WINTER FILM AWARDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)February 22, 2018
  • 6th THE PHILIP K. DICK SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, New York, USA)February 22, 2018
  • 1st HERMETIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)March 1, 2018
  • 13th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)March 15, 2018
  • 41st GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 5, 2018
  • 17th OZARK FOOTHILLS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Batesville, Arkansas, USA)April 19, 2018
  • 1st CARDIFF ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, Wales, UK)April 20, 2018
  • 3rd LANUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)March 1, 2018
  • 3rd QUITE INDEPENDENT WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)March 13, 2018
  • *BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 16, 2018
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    GLOBAL INDIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (Official Selection, Utah, USA)April 5, 2018
  • 28th WASHINGTON JEWISH MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington, USA)May 2, 2018
  • 14th JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)May 23, 2018
  • 9th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)April 18, 2018
  • 21st BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)June 1, 2018
  • *BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM*
    5th FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE EXTREMO - WORLD FILM FESTIVAL OF VERACRUZ (Official Selection, Veracruz, Mexico)October 8, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Alon Rothem
Producer
the thousandth crane productions, Alon Rothem
Director
Yoni Salmon
Key Animation
Sarit Ben-Joseph
Art Direction
Yaniv Torem
Sound Design
Yuri Priymenko
Music
Shani Broner

Details

Running Time
12:25 mins
Shooting Format
2d classic animation
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD),
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
AAC STEREO

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

the thousandth crane productions
Alon Rothem
4th Megido St. Ky, Kiryat Ono, 5525403

1000th.crane@gmail.com
alonrt@gmail.com

SALES AGENCY

Go 2 Films
Hedva Goldschmidt

http://www.go2films.com/
hedva@go2films.com

DIRECTOR

Yoni Salmon

http://yonisalmon.com/
https://twitter.com/yonisalmon