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May 18 – 25, 2016

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Opening Night Gala!
May 18
7 pm red carpet/reception
8pm show begins!

at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the
Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills

with the North American premiere of the
hottest new Israeli series

“FALSE FLAG” (Kfulim)

Followed by a discussion with series creator Amit Cohen & actor Angel Bonanni. 

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Screening preceded by a ceremony honoring the

for bringing the best in Jewish cinema and arthouse films to neighborhoods throughout the L.A. area for more than 75 years.

False Flag pic

Created by Amit Cohen and Maria Feldman, this gripping espionage thriller follows five Israeli citizens find themselves plunged into a gripping international espionage affair overnight. These ordinary people, going about their daily business, wake up one morning to discover that they are implicated in a ruthless kidnapping operation following the disappearance of the Iranian Defence Minister while on a secret visit to Moscow. News bulletins repeatedly flash their names and passport photos on screen, linking them to video footage from the kidnapping.

In partnership with Keshet TV
Sponsored by Temple of the Arts and the Consulate General of Israel

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Thank you for attending the screening of

See pre-film discussion with Academy Award® winner, MARTIN LANDAU here!

Opens in theaters March 18

Mazel Tov to Laszlo Nemes, Geza Rohrig and the team of “Son of Saul” on winning the Academy Award for

Best Foreign Language Film!

Stay tuned for the Sony DVD release where you can see LAJFF’s live recorded Q&A with the director and actor!
Laszlo oscar party

(L-R) Actor Geza Rohrig, director Laszlo Nemes, DP Matyas Erdely
(L-R) Actor Geza Rohrig, director Laszlo Nemes, DP Matyas Erdely

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 Thanks to everyone who came out to the exclusive screening of “Labyrinth of Lies”

Photos from the Q&A with director Giulio Ricciarelli
and lead actor Alexander Fehling.

Currently playing at the Laemmle Royal.

‘Labyrinth of Lies’ to be Germany’s Academy Award Entry for 2016

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