Author: jewishfilmfests

Fundraiser: Jewish Beauty

At the Miss Europe contest in Paris in 1929, a Hungarian Jewish girl offers her beauty for Hungary, which has lost two thirds of its territory as a result of the Trianon Peace Treaty ending World War One. How did the world’s most beautiful woman end up in the hell...

New documentary to watch: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Paste magazine listed 10 upcoming documentaries to check out. One if them is Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Much, much more than just a pretty face, old Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr invented the blueprints for the very technologies you’re now using to read this story and carry about your...

Federation Lifts Nancy Spielberg Above and Beyond

From the Atlanta Jewish Tomes [Nancy] Spielberg, 61, was in her 50s before she jumped into film production, and even then she opted for the documentary approach instead of Hollywood blockbusters. “Even though I scramble for money … it’s still easier sometimes than going the Hollywood route, where you can...

How to get your festival listed on JewishFilmFestivals.org?

Are you the director or organizer of a Jewish Film Festival anywhere in the word and would like your festival get listed on this site (or enhances the already existing listing)? If yes, now there is a way, as I just added a Get Listed form where you can request...

Grant to expand the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee’s Jewish Film Festival into a year-round program

From Don411.com The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs recently awarded The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee a $25,000 Specific Cultural Project grant to help fund its 2017-2018 cultural arts programming. According to Howard Tevlowitz, JFSM’s executive director, the grant will allow the organization to expand its annual Jewish Film...

Israeli short films

A visitor of this website asked: I am a member of a film festival committee working on short films for our festival in 2018. Would you be able to point me to a list of shorts, particularly Israeli films? I thought the answer may be interested to everyone. The simplest...

3 Films By Israeli Directors Top Los Angeles Times List

From Forward: Three films directed by Israelis took center stage in the film listings of the Los Angeles Times’ senior critic Kenneth Turan. The top spot in the “Our Movie Pick” section went to Joseph Cedar’s “Norman,” which tracks the ups, and mainly downs, of a small time New York...

Fabulous Fixer

From Tablet Magazine ‘Norman,’ starring Richard Gere, is an absorbing film about a Jewish connector who’s looking for an honest piece of the action—and finds one …They get nothing wrong. Richard Gere’s accent, old New York Jewish faded with the decades and lunches cadged at the Four Seasons; the boxy,...