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The Broken Candle

East Coast Premiere

Director: Felix Kiner

United States, 2020, 9 min

Festival Year:2021


WINNER: Spirit Award

Cast:Tiffany Haddish, Tom Kenny, Eugenio Derbez, Dave Boat, Vanessa Marshall, Keili Lefkovitz, Mark Feuerstein

Crew:Writer: Michael Lam. Producers: Felix Kiner, Michael Lam, Yoshi Zweiback.


The Broken Candle tells the heartwarming tale of Nira, a broken Hanukkah candle who becomes the shamash ("lead candle" of the hanukkiah) on the last night of the Festival of Lights.

About the director

Felix Kiner is new to animation. He started directing animation in 2020 and has four shorts under his belt. Before starting in animation he was busy illustrating, writing, and drawing comic books, making storyboards for movies and commercials. Felix Kiner was born in Russia and currently living in Los Angeles. You can find more of his work here:


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