Thank You!

Dear Film Festival Fans and Friends,

It's a wrap. Thank you for attending the 29th Annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival.  Without you, there's no film festival, so we most certainly couldn't do it without you. We hope you enjoyed it and will be back for the next one. Please SAVE THE DATE FOR the 30th Annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival | February 13 -23, 2020.

Whether you joined us for the first time or are a longtime supporter of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC), your feedback is important. If you haven't already done so, please take a few moments to complete this online survey about your experience. Note that your answers are confidential and are not connected to your name. Upon completion of this survey, you will be entered to win two passes to next year's Film Festival. Completed surveys must be submitted by Friday, March 1st to be eligible for the drawing.

 - San Diego International Jewish Film Festival 


Jurors’ Awards for the 2019 Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival

Best Animated Short: Lost and Found, Ofer Winter and Shimon Engel

Best Short Documentary: Beneath the Ink, Cy Dodson

Best Short Narrative: How to Swim, Noa Gusakov

Best Short Director: Terror, Yonatan Shehoah

Special Jurors’ Award: Nazi VR, David Freid


2019 San Diego International Jewish Film Festival Audience Choice Winners

Audience Choice Award: Narrative Feature

1. Across the Waters, Directed by Nicolo Donato  
2. The Cakemaker, Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer
3. Simon & Théodore, Directed by Mikael Buch 

Audience Choice Award: Documentary Feature

1. Far From the Tree, Directed by Rachel Dretzin
2. Who Will Write Our History, Directed by Roberta Grossman
3. Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, Directed by Barry Avrich



What Will Become of Us

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Frank Lowy’s rise from teenage refugee during World War II to billionaire Chairman of the multinational Westfield Corporation is the inspirational story of perseverance, talent, and family devotion. The film traces Lowy's amazing personal story, his life’s work and his legacy. Along the way, he shows us the value of memory and rejects “the silence of the survivors” to illustrate the courage and strength that made him a success.

What Will Become of Us (FULL TRAILER)

San Diego Premiere

Directed by: Steven Cantor / USA / 2019 / 72 minutes / English / Documentary

Tickets: Standard $16.25 | JCC Members $14.25

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