Thank you to all of our festival co-presenters, sponsors and colleagues!

Brandeis University Co-Presenting Partners

Tauber Institute for the Study
of European Jewry
Bernard G. and Rhoda G. Sarnat Center
for the Study of Anti-Jewishness
Center for German and European Studies
Hadassah-Brandeis Institute
Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies

Brandeis University Sponsors

Hebrew Language Program

Brandeis National Committee, Boston Chapter


Community Co-Presenters

Community Sponsors

Action for Post Soviet Jewry

Synagogue Council of Massachusetts

Consulate General of France in Boston

BIG - Boston Israel Group

Boston 3G

"The Last Jews – An Apocalyptic Comedy" by Larry Jay Tish

Gribetz Mencow Consultants

Mersky, Jaffe & Associates

Media Sponsor

Business Sponsors

Venue Partners

Festival Thanks

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.

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