The Gershman Y's Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival continues its 32nd Season with its acclaimed New Filmmakers Weekend, taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 20th and 21st in The Levitt Auditorium at The Gershman Y. Now in its 16th year, New Filmmakers Weekend celebrates the work of first-time Jewish directors for excellence in filmmaking. This season, the Festival will present three awards: International Award to Tamar Tal, Director of Life In Stills (Israel), the National Award to Judy Lieff, Director of Deaf Jam (USA), and the Local Award to Director Bud Clayman, Director of OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie (Philadelphia). The Festival will also recognize and present the short film The Earthquake by a local new filmmaker Danielle Lessovitz. New Filmmakers Weekend will be hosted by Dan Friedman, Award-winning Editor of The Forward.
New Filmmakers Weekend offers new and emerging filmmakers a unique platform to share their artistic vision with truly receptive and engaged audiences. By highlighting the work of new filmmakers and rewarding their talent, we provide a springboard for their continued success.
Attention Students! Student tickets are now $5 (must present valid full-time student ID at Box Office).