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A film by Mark Rosenblatt

Genre(s): Children's / Drama / Historical

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Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2020: Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
  • 2020: Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • 2020: Norwich Film Festival
  • 2020: New Renaissance Film Festival London Best UK Narrative Short
  • 2020: Madrid Indie Film Festival
  • 2020: Hollyshorts Film Festival
  • 2020: Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
  • 2020: New York Shorts International Film Festival
  • 2020: Nottingham International Film Festival Best UK Short
  • 2020: LA Shorts International Film Festival
  • 2020: UK Jewish Film Festival Special Mention, Young Jury Award for Best Short Film
  • 2021: Manchester Film Festival


Mrs Hirth, a Holocaust survivor, makes her 6 year-old daughter afraid people will steal from them, causing her loving friendship with the family cleaner to fall apart. GANEF (Yiddish for 'thief') explores how inherited trauma distorts the most delicate things.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 14'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: United Kingdom
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Sophie McShera, Lydia Wilson, Izabella Dziewanska, Danny Scheinmann
  • Screenplay: Mark Rosenblatt
  • Cinematographer: Alana Mejia Gonzalez
  • Editor: Maya Maffioli
  • Sound: Gunnar Óskarsson
  • Music: Marc Teitler
  • Producer: Suri Ellerton, Mark Rosenblatt

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Dumbfounded Films Ltd.