Machon/Nivonim Kishroniyah Filmmaking: 101 Ways to Get Yotzed!

Please enjoy the completed short film, created by the Machon/Nivonim chanichim/ot (campers) in our Kishroniyah filmmaking group!

The kids created this completely from scratch!  They came up with the idea, wrote the script, created a shot list, filmed all the footage, and helped to assemble the complete edit.

The result is this very funny short film!

Filmmaking Kishroniyah is overseen by Arnon Shorr.  Arnon is a writer/director of exciting, character-driven adventures and thrillers, where heroes grapple with something strange or different and, in doing so, learn important truths about themselves.  Arnon shares: “I spent most of my childhood between worlds: a Hebrew speaker in America, a private school kid with no money, a suburbanite in a rented apartment. Whenever I’d set foot in one world, my other foot would betray me as different. For that reason, I started telling stories that embrace the peculiar, where encounters with the strange reveal who we are.”  Arnon wrote the graphic novel José and the Pirate Captain Toledano, illustrated by our Co-Director Josh Edelglass.

Kishroniyah is one of our centerpiece programs for our Tzad Bet (B-Side) chanichim (campers).  Kishroniyah comes from the Hebrew word kishron, which means skill.  For one week each summer, we invite an array of high-level specialists into camp to run intense special programs for our older campers.  Machon and Nivonim have 12 hours of Kishroniyah from Sunday-to-Wednesday, and Magshimim and Bogrim have 8 hours of Kishroniyah from Wednesday-to-Friday.