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The Pale Of Settlement

This Award-Winning Short Film by Jacob Sillman and starring Kyle Catlett from MGM’s Poltergiest and Fox’s The Following chronicles the trials of a young Jewish peasant who must escape Russian soldiers sent to forcibly conscript him into the Czar’s army during the Crimean War.


1st PLACE Winner – JFilm Robinson International Short Film Competition
WINNER – NYU First Run Film Festival (Best Producing, Cinematography, Editing, Wasserman Finalist)
WINNER – Greenville Int’l Film Festival (Best Student Film, Lead Actor, Original Score)
WINNER – IVY Film Festival (Best Drama, Nominated Grand Jury Prize)
WINNER – Manhattan Short Film Festival (2nd place, 17,000 votes for best film)
WINNER – Nashville Jewish Film Festival (Best Student Film)
1st PLACE WINNER – Athens Jewish Film Festival
WINNER – National Board of Review Grant Recipient
WINNER – Las Vegas Film Festival (Silver Ace Award)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Nashville Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Seattle Jewish Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – 9th Annual Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Durango Int’l Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION – New Jersey Jewish Film Festival

Find out more about the film at paleofsettlement.com and imdb.com/title/tt2578724/

Produced by Whiteboard Pictures, whiteboardpictures.com


July 12, 2011


Feature, Narrative


Director of Photography, Igor Kropotov, The Pale Of Settlement