Film Festival Successes

Q&A with Joshua Safran.

After being feted at the Sundance International Film Festival, our 2009 grantee Yoav Potash’s Crime After Crime played to two packed houses at the New York Jewish Film Festival. Attorney Joshua Safran, star of the film, answered questions afterwards with Aviva Weintraub, and then shook hands with his many admirers at the reception hosted by Foundation friend Jane Friedman.

Check out all the pictures on our Flickr page here!

Yoav was then informed that the film has been picked up for distribution by Oprah Winfrey’s new cable network, OWN. You can read about the deal here in IndieWIRE.

Board co-chair Judith Ginsberg, Joshua Safran, Rose Kuo, Jane Friedman and CEO Elise Bernhardt.

The New York Jewish Film Festival also hosted sold-out showings, followed by Q-and-As, of three other terrific grantee films: Joe Dorman’s Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness, Lisa Gossels’s My So-Called Enemy, and Anat Zuria’s Black Bus. Next up: the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. Congratulations all around!


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