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Yair Shvartz is a NY based, Belgian-raised, Israeli-born writer/director of award-winning short films “Life is No Joke” and “Bert’s Plan.” His debut short, “Bert’s Plan” received the prestigious Golden Eagle prize from CINE, placing him in the footfalls of past honorees such as Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Shvartz is a graduate of the New York Film Academy, where he earned his Masters degree honing skills behind the camera and developing a penchant for dark comedy, offbeat characters and zany situations. His work has screened internationally and he’s known for his thematic explorations of life, death, religion and philosophy.

 

After repeatedly failing to publish his one and only novel, Bert Gilbert enacts an unusual plan to get his life's work out into the world. Yet, in a twist of hilarious and serendipitous events, the plan takes Bert on an unexpected journey.

 

Awards:

- Golden Eagle (CINE)

- Silver Palm (Mexico Int. Film Fest.)

- Van Gogh (Amsterdam Int. Film Fest.)

 

official selection:

-Manhattan Film Festival

-The Big Apple Film Festival

-Louisville's International Festival of Film

 

Erwin, a court jester, is due to give the most important performance of his life in front of His Majesty. In this kingdom, a bad performance can cost the comedian his life, and things are not looking good for Erwin when right before facing what could be his final act, an existential crisis occurs. He doesn't find anything funny anymore.

 

Official selections:

-LA Shorts Fest

-USA Film Festival

 

 

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