Upcoming Exclusive Screening

Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 PM
Laemmle Music Hall
9036 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills

A film
by Lyn Goldfarb & Alison Sotomayor

All Tickets: $12

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BRIDGING THE DIVIDE tells the story of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor elected in a major American city with an overwhelmingly white majority. Released on the fiftieth anniversary of the Watts Riot, the film brings into sharp focus issues of police brutality in minority communities and the challenges of police reform. It is the story of the pressures which face our cities, the politics of race, and the complexities of coalitions in a changing America. Narrated by Alfre Woodard, and produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lyn Goldfarb and Emmy Award-winner Alison Sotomayor.

Q&A to follow the film with:
Lyn Goldfarb, Producer, Director, Writer, Alison Sotomayor, Producer, Research Director, Writer, Lorraine Bradley, Tom Bradley’s eldest daughter, Robert Farrell, City Councilman 8th District from 1974-1991, Raphael Sonenshein, Exec. Dir., Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, Cal State L.A.
Moderated by Susan Freudenheim, Executive Editor of the Jewish Journal

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 Thanks to everyone who came to the
10th Annual LAJFF!
April 30 – May 7, 2015

And the winners are….
2015 Audience Award Winners

Best Documentary

Directed & Produced by Alan Tomlinson
Best Emerging Filmmaker (Documentary)

Directed & Produced by Melissa Donovan
Best Comedy
Directed by John Goldschmidt
Best Drama
Directed by Dennis Bots
Honorable Mention for Best Drama (a tie!)
AUF DAS LEBEN                        BELLE & SEBASTIAN
Directed by Uwe Janson             Directed by Nicolas Vanier
Best Short

Directed by Justin Binder, August Blum, Robert Carlson, Levin Glaser, George Khabbaz, Kayla Mossanen, and Tammy Shine
Runner Up for Best Short
Directed by Alex Matros

Link to the 2015 Print Source List

2015 Photo Gallery

Credit: Bob Delgadillo and Amy Graves/GettyImages

 Please enjoy the festival’s trailer below.

LAJFF 2015 Trailer from Digimoric productions on Vimeo.
(Directed by Claudia Sobral, edited by Giovanni Moriconi)

 Please enjoy some photos from LAJFF’s 2015 opening night gala with the LA premiere of

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker!


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Thank you for joining us for LAJFF 2014

We’re proud to announce the 2014 Audience Award Winners…
Best Drama RUN BOY RUN
Directed by Pepe Danquart
Directed by Eytan Fox
Best Feature Documentary BRAVE MISS WORLD
Directed by Cecilia Peck, Produced by Inbal Lessner
Best Short Documentary THE STURGEON QUEENS
Directed by Julie Cohen
Best Narrative Short BAMIDBAR
Directed by Onn Nir, Produced by Keren Hantman

Photos from Opening Night Tribute to Carl Reiner


Link to the 2014 Print Source List

Watch the full video of the 2014 Opening Night Q&A with Carl Reiner and Phil Rosenthal here.

Also enjoy a glimpse into 2013’s celebratory opening!


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Thanks to everyone for attending the 2013 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival!

Our festival in pictures

The 2013 Audience Award Winners Are…

Best Short Film “Road Angel”by Steve Lainer

Best Documentary “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” by Laurent Bouzereau

Best Narrative Feature “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Storyby Joel Santoni

Runners Up Include:

Short film: “All the Broken Pieces” by Daniella Kahane Best Documentary: “Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness” by Roger Spottiswoode and Lekha Singh Best Feature film: “Sonny Boy” by Maria Peters

Thank you for attending the special sneak preview of “THE GATEKEEPERS” NOMINEE, Best Documentary Feature 85th Academy AwardsThe Gatekeepers (L-R) Festival Director, Hilary Helstein with Ambassador Carmi Gillon, one of the six former heads of the Shin Bet, profiled in this film, and moderater David Suissa, President of The Jewish Journal

Read Jewish Journal article on Henry Jaglom and  “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway” HERE

Read here for a piece on LAJFF! ENTERTAINMENT TODAY