Thank you to all of our festival co-presenters, sponsors and colleagues!
Brandeis University Co-Presenting Partners
Synagogue Council of Massachusetts
Dante Alighieri Society of MA
Gribetz Mencow Consultants
Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
Theodore Bikel, Eran Riklis, Nadav Lapid, Rolf Schütte, Karin Oehlenschlaeger, Anja Eckhardt, Yehuda Yaakov, Ronit Nudelman-Perl, Avital Manor Peleg, Kristen Lauerman, Brittany Holiday, Matt Lebovic, Matt Hoffman, Nora Sinclair, Margot Strom, Fran Colletti, Mark Skvirsky, Irene Pipes, Alberto Limonic, Miguel Lessing, Sylvia Fuks Fried, Sabine von Mering, Shula Reinharz, Antony Polonsky, Jonathan Sarna, Steve Whitfield, David Nathan, Beth Bernstein, Sharon Rosenberg, Sarah Shoemaker, Amy Powell, Joanne Arnish, Judith Rosenbaum, Michael Zank, Sara Haskal, Udi Urman, Sara Bookin-Weiner, Justin Wyner, Judi Garner, Emmanuelle Marchand, Heidi Ulrich, Joey Baron, David Bramante, Howie Sandler, John Quackenbush, Elliott Rivo
Film restoration of His Wife's Lover was made possible with funding from
National Endowment for the Arts, the Rita & Stanley Kaplan Family Foundation, and from donations to the NCJF Reel Funder Film Preservation Fund
Jewishfilm.2014 Festival Directors: Lisa E. Rivo & Sharon Pucker Rivo
Since 1976, NCJF—a unique independent, nonprofit film archive, distributor and exhibitor—has rescued, restored and exhibited films that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish life.
NCJF’s archive collection of 15,000 reels of film with Jewish content is the world’s largest outside of Israel. The Center has restored more than 100 endangered “orphan” films, the earliest from 1903. These rare films now screen worldwide and appear in hundreds of documentaries, artworks and museum exhibitions.
A world leader in the collection and exhibition of Jewish film and culture, NCJF provides consultation to 7,000 people each year. The Center supports independent filmmakers by distributing their new productions and overseeing new films produced under its aegis.
NCJF needs your help. Thousands of films exclusively owned by the Center are in critical need of preservation and digitization. The restoration of 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film is extremely costly. Without your support, these rapidly deteriorating moving images will fade into history.