Joe's Violin

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Joe's Violin (2016)

Country: USA

Duration: 24 min

Director: Kahane Cooperman
Screenplay: Kahane Cooperman
Producer: Kahane Cooperman, Maria Ibrahimova, Peter Kenney, Raphaela Neihausen
Cinematographer: Robert Richman
Composer: Gary Meister
Editor: Erik Choquette
Cast: Kathleen Drohan, Joesph Feingold, Regina Feingold, Ame Gilbert

Nomination: Competition, Documentary Short

Age limitations: 6+

Plot

In this award-winning documentary short, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor donates his violin of 70 years to a local instrument drive, changing the life of a 12-year-old school girl from America’s poorest congressional district, and unexpectedly, his own. Joe’s Violin poignantly illustrates how a small act can have a great impact.

Rewards and nominations

  • Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Subject Documentary
  • Nantucket Film Festival - Audience Award, Best Short Film
  • Montclair Film Festival - Audience Award, Best Short Film
  • Lighthouse Intl. Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize, Best Short Doc, Audience Award for Best Short Film
  • Milwaukee Film Festival - Audience Award, Best Short Film
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - Audience Award, Best Short Film
  • Gold Coast International Film Festival - Director’s Choice Award

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