Join LAJFF and other organizations locally as we host a commUNITY memorial for LA native and fallen IDF soldier – Max Steinberg. He was just and ordinary kid from Encino with an extraordinary story and fell in the line of duty protecting the State of Israel. Stand in solidarity in a free memorial service with the family, friends and celebs to honor this young man. Show your support on August 12!



Thank you for joining us for LAJFF 2014

We’re proud to announce the 2014 Audience Award Winners…

Best Drama
Directed by Pepe Danquart

Best Comedy
Directed by Eytan Fox

Best Feature Documentary
Directed by Cecilia Peck
Produced by Inbal Lessner

Best Short Documentary
Directed by Julie Cohen

Best Narrative Short
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 Story
by 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
NOMINEE, Best Documentary Feature
85th Academy Awards

The 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!