The Gravedigger’s Daughter

School: The Maaleh School of Television & Film

Director: Shira Gabay

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After her father dies, a young woman wants to take on his profession, but meets with opposition from everyone she knows.


Duration: 17 min.

Country: Israel

Language: Hebrew

Year: 2016

Genre: Fiction (Drama)

Topic: Family, Women

Cast & Crew

Director: Shira Gabay

Producer: Orit Laufer

Writer: Shira Gabay

Actors: Tamar Alkan-Meushar Shlomo Vishinsky

Festivals & Awards


Hollyshorts Film Festival Los Angles, USA

Haifa Film Festival ISRAEL

Women's Film Festival Tel Aviv ISRAEL


Atanta Jewish Film Festival, USA

Israel Film Festival, Nice, FRANCE

"Through Women's Eyes"/Sarasota International Film Festival, USA

Dresden International Short Film Festival, GERMANY

New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, CANADA

Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, CANADA

Festival du Cinema Israelien de Montreal, CANADA

Bucharest ShortCut Film Festival, ROMANIA

Dublin Short Film & Music Festival, IRELAND

POFF (Formerly: Sleepwalkers) Student FIlm Festival, ESTONIA

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival POLAND

Best Shorts International Film Competition, USA


Peace on Earth Film Festival Chicago USA

23rd Seattle Jewish Film Festival USA

Chicago Feminist Film Festival USA

Jersey Shore Film Festival

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival

Montreal Feminist Film Festival

West Chester Film Festival

Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival