Tampere Short Film Candidate: MISSION:HEBRON

    photo of two soldiers, one of them pushing man against wall
    EFA Short Film Candidate MISSION HEBRON

    The European Film Academy and the Tampere Film Festival congratulate:


    Israel, documentary, 23 min
    DIRECTED BY Rona Segal

    In Israel, Soldiers are recruited at the age of 18. A couple of months later, they are already in charge of Palestinian civil life, in almost every aspect. They’re missions might include breaking into family homes, enforcing lockdowns, or arresting children. Six Ex-soldiers face the camera and give us a soldier’s guide to Hebron, the most troubled city in the west bank.

    MISSION: HEBRON was chosen by the festival’s international jury comprised of Per Fikse (Norway), Director of Minimalen Short Film Festival in Trondheim, Juho Kuosmanen (Finland), film director, Randa Maroufi (Marocco), filmmaker and artist, Tristan Priimägi (Estonia), film critic, founder and programmer of Docpoint Tallinn and Mikaela Westerlund (Finland), film professional with a focus on film culture.

    The film is now a candidate for a nomination in the category ‘European Short Film’ at the European Film Award 2021.

    The EFA Short Film Programme is organised by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one of the European short films in competition with a candidacy in the short film category of the European Film Awards.

    This is the 12th short film candidate for 2021. When the annual cycle is completed, the participating festivals will nominate five short films from this list. Afterwards, the more than 3,800 EFA Members – film professionals from all over Europe – will vote for the overall winner that will be presented at the 34th European Film Awards Ceremony.

    Berlin, 15 March 2021