Auschwitz On My Mind
Assaf Machnes, Israel, Poland, UK, 2013
Directed by: Assaf Machnes
Script: Assaf Machnes
Producer: Assaf Machnes, Jakub Kubicki, Jonny Persey
Production company: Propeller Film, Met Film School
Cinematography: Itay Gross
Editing: Guy Natanel
Cast: Yoav Rottman, Inbal Erez, Myrav Osofsky
Format: HD
Running time: 16'

Roy, a young Israeli teenager, visits Poland on a school trip between death camps and memorials. However, for Roy, Holocaust remembrance is not the only purpose of the journey; Roy fancies a girl from his class called Vered. Torn between his society’s obsession with its past and his friends’ obsession with sex, Roy’s attempts to win Vered’s affection create an ambiguous story constantly shifting from the tragic to the entertaining.

Awards and Festivals
Seattle International Film Festival 2013
Hamburg Short Film Festival 2013
Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 2013
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013

Directors Biography
Assaf Machnes was born in 1987 in a small town outside Tel Aviv, Israel. In October 2012, he has completed his studies at the Met film school in London, earning a BA with honors in practical filmmaking, specializing in cinematography. During his school years he has written and directed seven short films; feature, experimental and documentary. His work blends complex environments with hidden humor.

Location and screening schedule:
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Friday, October 25th at 10.30
CINEMA EUROPA, Friday, October 25th at 19.30