Directed by Mark Rosenblatt


Children's , Drama , Historical

14 min


United Kingdom







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.



  • Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
  • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
  • Norwich Film Festival
  • New Renaissance Film Festival • Best UK Narrative Short
  • Madrid Indie Film Festival
  • Hollyshorts Film Festival
  • Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
  • New York Shorts International Film Festival
  • Nottingham International Film Festival • Best UK Short
  • LA Shorts International Film Festival
  • UK Jewish Film Festival • Special Mention


  • Manchester Film Festival

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Sophie McShera, Lydia Wilson, Izabella Dziewanska, Danny Scheinmann
  • Script:Mark Rosenblatt
  • Cinematographer:Alana Mejia Gonzalez
  • Editor:Maya Maffioli
  • Sound design & mix:Gunnar Óskarsson
  • Music:Marc Teitler
  • Producer:Suri Ellerton, Mark Rosenblatt
  • Production Company:Dumbfounded Films Ltd.

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