Welcome to the 25th edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival, the preeminent showcase for groundbreaking films exploring the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world, co-presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This year’s festival features a wonderful lineup of narratives, documentaries, and shorts, including world, U.S., and New York premieres, a retrospective of film highlights from the past 25 years, a poster exhibition, and other special programming in honor of our silver jubilee.

Selection Committee

This year’s New York Jewish Film Festival was selected by Florence Almozini, Associate Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Rachel Chanoff, THE OFFICE performing arts + film; Jaron Gandelman, Curatorial Assistant for Media, Jewish Museum and Coordinator, New York Jewish Film Festival; Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum and Curator for Special Programs, New York Jewish Film Festival; Dennis Lim, Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center; and Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator, Jewish Museum and Director, New York Jewish Film Festival.

Donors

The New York Jewish Film Festival is made possible by the Martin and Doris Payson Fund for Film and Media. Generous support is provided by Mimi and Barry Alperin, Carl Marks & Co. Inc., Wendy Fisher, The Liman Foundation, Doris and Martin Payson, Sara and Axel Schupf, Monica and Andrew Weinberg, a gift in memory of Max Weintraub, and through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding is provided by the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center receives generous support from the below sponsors.

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The Film Society of Lincoln Center receives additional support for The New York Jewish Film Festival from the Jack & Pearl Resnick Foundation.

The Jewish Museum is under the auspices of The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Acknowledgements

Ed Arentz, Music Box Films; Donna Askari, Film Festival Intern; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Eye Film Institute Netherlands; Nicola Galliner, Berlin JFF; Marcela Goglio; Stuart Hands, Toronto JFF; Judy Ironside, UK Jewish Film; Marlene Josephs, Volunteer; Aviva Kempner; Lexi Leban, Jay Rosenblatt, San Francisco JFF; Linda Lipson, Volunteer; Sharon Rivo, Lisa Rivo, National Center for Jewish Film; Daniella Tourgeman-Glass, Jerusalem Cinematheque; Ilya Tovbis, Washington JFF; Isaac Zablocki, JCC in Manhattan.

Special thanks to Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan L. Deckter, Voltage Pictures.