RIP Joan Rivers.
Honored by LAJFF in 2008. You were part of the LAJFF history – one of the first honorees. You were so classy and gracious. We will miss your genius.
Read the Jewish Journal article HERE:
Hilary and Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers 1933-2014


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

Best Comedy CUPCAKES (BANANOT) Directed by Eytan Fox

Best Feature Documentary BRAVE MISS WORLDDirected by Cecilia Peck Produced by Inbal Lessner

Best Short Documentary THE STURGEON QUEENSDirected 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

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