Wild Kids

Jerusalem Film Festival

Hidden behind heavy metal doors of an old Jerusalem bomb shelter, lies a tiny animation studio. Every week several children of Russian immigrants meet to create a colorful carnival of monsters and earthquakes. “Wild Kids" illuminates the subversive world of two talented teenage artists, Zalman and Aharon, through a period of adolescence as they discover their own identity. Zalman must decide whether to stay in Israel as Aharon strives for recognition of his radical artistic path. The studio leader, Max, lives art as an alternative way of life. The images they create together are integrated into their uncompromising world view.

Director: Tal Pesses

Producer: Ron Ofer , Rotem Faran



Production Company: Ron Ofer Films
Duration: 52 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, Russian, German
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2018
    Audience Favorite Award for Documentary Film

  • International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania, Albania, 2019

  • Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, USA, 2019

  • Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2019

  • Master of Art International Film Festival, Romania, 2019

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2019

World Sales



Animation Documentary, Art / Music / Culture, Children & Youth, Creative Documentary, Human Interest / Social Issues, Personal Stories, Social Issues