Poster for Shoes


The film unfolds during 30-40-s of last century and follows a story of a pair of women's shoes – from a store's window to the common grave at the Auschwitz concentration camp. There are no dialogues in the film and no faces are shown.


This Film Supports This SiteThe filming took place in Russia, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Poland and France. More than 600 international experts participated in the production. The film was shot with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus.

  • Written by: Konstantin Fam, Dmitry Parshkov (idea)
  • Produced by: Konstantin Fam, Uriy Igrusha, Miсhail Bykov, Alexey A. Petrukhin
  • Co-producers: Krzysztof Wiech, Tania Rakhmanova, Alexey Timofeev, Sergey Zhdanovich, Igor Lopatonok
  • Creative Producer: Tanya Dovidovskaya
  • Line Producer: Egor Odintsov
  • Cinematography by: 
  • Otabek Djuraev, Marec Gajczak, Sergey Novikov, Asen Sopov
  • Music by: Egor Romanenko
  • Art Direction by: Philip Lagunovich-Cherepko, Jarmila Konecna
  • Edited by: Varfalamey Kuraga
  • Production Companies: Ark Pictures, Costa Fam Film Production, Belarussian Video Center, Russian Film Group, Marins Group Entertainment, ANKOR-film, Global 3 Pictures
  • Cast: Uliana Elina, Ilya Uglava, Tatiana Spurgyash, Alexandr Bokovets


Film Shoes was longlisted for the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film in 2013, and was also featured in the short film competition program of the 24th Kinotavr Open Russian Film Festival.


  • Monaco International Film Festival and Angel Films Awards, 2013 (Monaco) – Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Producer, Best OST, Best Cinematography, Angel Peace Award
  • International Video Festival Empire, 2013 (Italy) – Grand Prix 
  • X International Charity Film Festival Radiant Angel, 2013 (Russia) – Best Live Action Short Film Award 
  • Artkino Film Festival, 2013 (Russia) – The Best Experimental Film Award
  • KONIK Film Festival, 2013 (Russia) – Prize for The Contribution To The Short Film Development In Russia, Prize for The Musical Solution 
  • Vstrechi Na Vyatke Short Film, 2013 (Russia) – Grand Prix
  • Yerevan International Film Festival Golden Apricot, 2013 (Armenia) – Special prize of the New Mag magazine 
  • The Haifa International Film Festival, 2014 (Israel) – Special program opening film 
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 2014 (USA) – Best Emerging Filmmaker


  • Open Russian Film Festival Kinotavr, 2013 (Russia)
  • Student and Debut Film Festival Saint Anne, 2013 (Russia)
  • Open Film Festival Kinoshock, 2012 (Russia) 
  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, 2013 (France)
  • Russian Cinema Week, 2013 (Israel) 
  • Doors to Russian Cinema, 2013 (USA)
  • Minsk International Film Festival «Listapad», 2012 (Belarus) 
  • Filmets Badalona Film Festival, 2013 (Spain) 
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 2013 (USA) 
  • Koroche Short Film Festival, 2013 (Russia) 
  • International Short Film Festival Con i minuti contati, 2014 (Italy)
  • Art Film Festival Kinolikbez, 2013 (Russia) 


  • Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia
  • Documentary Film Center
  • Roskino
  • Youth Center of The Cinematographic Union of The Russian Federation

19 minutes
Konstantin Fam

Shown at

  1. 11º Festival Internacional de Cine Judio Mexico - 2014
  2. 24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  4. Ekaterinburg Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  5. Joyce Forum Short Film Festival - 2018
  6. Judaica - Mostra de Cultura e Cinema - 2015
  7. Moscow Jewish Film Festival - 2015

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