Thank you to all of our festival co-presenters, sponsors and colleagues!
Brandeis University Co-Presenting Partners
Brandeis University Sponsors
Hebrew Language Program
Brandeis National Committee, Boston Chapter
Action for Post Soviet Jewry
Synagogue Council of Massachusetts
Consulate General of France in Boston
BIG - Boston Israel Group
"The Last Jews – An Apocalyptic Comedy" by Larry Jay Tish
Gribetz Mencow Consultants
Mersky, Jaffe & Associates
Michael Fitzgerald, David Cairns, Paul Duane, Dan Shadur, Avi Nesher, Sean McDonnell, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Detlef Gericke-Schönhagen, Karin Oehlenschlaeger, Yehuda Yaakov, Ronit Nudelman-Perl, Avital Manor Peleg, Carter Long, Kristen Lauerman, Brittany Holiday, Sylvia Fuks Fried, Sabine von Mering, Matt Lebovic, Nora Sinclair, Jim Kaufman, Marilyn Plotkins, Robert Brustein, Tom Doherty, Branka Bogdanov, Margot Strom, Fran Colletti, Mark Skvirsky, Jan Darsa, Alberto Limonic, Miguel Lessing, Shula Reinharz, Sylvia Barak Fishman, Debbie Olins, Jonathan Decter, Antony Polonsky, Steve Whitfield, Joanne Arnish, Jean Mannion, Amy Geller, Jaymie Saks, Judy Patkin, Heidi Ulrich, Alan Teperow, Beth Bernstein, David Bramante, Sara Haskal, Udi Urman, Emmanuelle Marchand, Aviva Weintraub, Jaron Gandelman, Aviva Kempner, Stuart Hands, Peter Mork, John Quackenbush, Lillian Leavitt, Solon Beinfeld, Elliott Rivo
Film restoration of Mamele 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
The National Center for Jewish Film's annual film festival presents a vibrant program of new independent films and classic cinematic treasures from around the world. The Center's festival is an outgrowth of its work as a unique independent nonprofit motion picture archive, distributor, resource center and exhibitor.
Since 1976, NCJF 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 curators and educators 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.