The Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County thanks all of our generous donors, supporters, community sponsors, committee members and patrons for making the 2013 Jewish Arts & Film Festival a great success. We received overwhelming feedback from our audiences as to the rich quality of Festival offerings. Festival attendance records were broken three times this year for our opening night film, Melting Away; our closing night film, Nicky’s Family; and for our Festival Preview event, Advanced Style with POSH. We partnered with the JCC Provider’s of Senior Happiness (POSH) for the most stylish of evenings with photographer Ari Seth Cohen and his photography exhibit, Advanced Style. Another highlight of the Festival was our Israeli Jazz Café featuring the Roy Assaf Trio and the homecoming of our very own Sarah Miller and co-author Joyce Lazarus as they presented their novel, Hiding in Plain Sight: Eluding the Nazis in Occupied France.
The Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County has a tradition of asking the audience to rate each film and we are proud to announce the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film and Best Documentary.
The 2013 Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film is Melting Away, directed by Doron Eran, Israel, 2011.
The 2013 Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary is Nicky’s Family, directed by Matej Minac, Czech Republic, 2011.
This year the Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County introduced a new concept, Festival Shorts, in which the audience viewed 10 film shorts and rated their top three. The winners of the 2013 Audience Choice Awards for Best Film Shorts are:
First Place: Strangers, Israel, 2004, written and directed by Erez Tadmor & Guy Nattiv
Second Place: Gefilte Fish, Israel, 2008, written and directed by Shelly Kling
Third Place: B-Boy, USA, 2012, written and directed by Lisa Cohen
If you joined us for the 2013 romantic comedy, Dorfman in Love, don’t miss this message from the screenwriter, Wendy Kout and producer, Leonard Hill. (link here)
Although the fall Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County has concluded, please keep an eye out for Festival offerings throughout the year. Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 9 for the film, Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazi’s at 1 p.m. at the Stamford JCC. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.
We are pleased to have partnered with new community sponsors as well as with our longtime supporters who all enrich our Festival season. We look forward to our future work together.
We hope you have enjoyed the 2013 Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County and will join us for more festival offerings this year and for years to come.
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