2023 Acknowledgements:

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

Staff and Board:

Hilary Helstein, Festival Executive Director, Adam Levine, Treasurer & Secretary, John Fishel, Honorary Festival Chair & Board Member, Roz Wolf PR.


Kim Cavallo & Michele Kaufman, Founding Co-Chairs; Marge Chirchick & Elke Ereshefsky, Festival Co-Chairs; Larry Anklewicz, Magda Strehlau, Programming Consultants; Shirley & Phil Sniderman, Community Liaison Co-Chairs; Elaine Seltzer, Volunteer Committee Chair; Marge Chirchick, Elke Ereshefsky, Candy Mintz, Gay & Ken Elfand, Opening Night Committee; Georgette Dunst,  Regina Safdie, Screening Committee; Laura Grosz, Latin American Coordinator; Todd Felderstein, Noah Bailiff, Ira Goldberg, Media Arts. Jonathan Shander, Social Media.

Additional Thanks:

Manatt Phelps, Megan Christiansen and Jonathan Weiss, Sandy Samuels, The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts and Joel Hile, The City of Beverly Hills and Farmer’s Market, Greg Laemmle, Kasey Carter of Temple of the Arts, Neil Friedman and staff of Menemsha Films, Stan Taffel, City of West Hollywood, Consul General Stefan Schneider of the Consulate General of Germany, the Consulate General of Israel, Holocaust Museum LA, Jessica Cabot, Dan Kacvinski,  Lily Moore of Legacy Entertainment.