2016 Acknowledgements:

This festival would not be possible without the tireless work of the following people:

Staff:

Hilary Helstein, Festival Executive Director, David Suissa, President, Rob Eshman, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Susan Freudenheim, Executive Editor, Adam Levine, Chief Financial Officer, Jonathan Fong, Artistic Director, Magda Strehlau, Festival Assistant Director, Anna Hossnieh, Festival Assistant, and all the helpful staff of The Jewish Journal. 

Volunteers:

John Fishel, Honorary Festival Chair; Kim Cavallo & Michele Kaufman, Founding Co-Chairs; Marge Chirchick & Elke Ereshefsky, Festival Co-Chairs; Larry Anklewicz, Programming Consultant; Claudia Sobral, Special Program Liaison; Gary Rubin, Laemmle Tribute Chairperson; Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Community Liaison Co-Chairs; Susan Dean, Volunteer Committee Chair; Marge Chirchick, Elke Ereshefsky, Edward Gallo, Opening Night Committee; Chana & Phil Bell, Gabriela Bohm, Laura Grosz, Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Claudia Sobral, Suzannah Warlick, Screening Committee; Todd Felderstein, Media Arts; Judy Jonas, Nancy Glassberg, Outreach Development.

Additional Thanks:

 Roz Wolf PR, Rabbi David Baron, Kasey Carter & Amy Carras of Temple of the Arts, Melody Korenbrot & Ziggy Kozlowski of Block-Korenbrot PR, Greg Laemmle, Bob Laemmle & Jay Reisbaum, Alon Shtruzman of Keshet, Robert Uher, Roger Memos, Roberta Grossman & Bill Shpall of TIOH, Stephen Sass of the Jewish Historical Society, Zan Romanoff of Silverlake JCC, Consul Maya Kadosh, Shay Perez & Yaara Segal of the Consulate General of Israel, Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann & Consul Jan Peter Schmitt of the Consulate General of Germany,The Goethe Institut LA, Samara Hutman & Rachel Fidler of LA Museum of the Holocaust, Alison Mayersohn of ADL, Hedva Goldschmidt of Go2Films, Shelley Morales of Greenlight Mgt, Steve Nafshun, Dan Crotty, Avishag Cohen, Shani Louber, Nick Redman, Julia Moss, Lynn Pelkey, Naomi Pfefferman-Magid, Joel Goldman of ELS and Sony Pictures Entertainment.