Award at the Jewcy Cocktail in Berlin.
Until June 19, the Jewish Film Festival Berlin | Brandenburg in Potsdam and Berlin shows the most important films and series from the Jewish world.
The winning films of the 28th JFBB were honored today at the official award ceremony at the Representation of the State of Brandenburg to the Federal Government.
The JFBB Feature Film Jury, consisting of actress and director Esther Amrami, director and screenwriter Peter Kahane, and film critic and Palm Springs International Film Festival curator Alissa Simon, awarded CINEMA SABAYA (Israel, Belgium 2021) with the Gershon Klein Feature Film Award. Orit Fouk's Rotem's chamber play about a film workshop for Arab and Jewish Israeli women, staged in the form of a video diary, deftly explores female realities of life and cultural breaking points.
An honorable mention goes to EVOLUTION (Hungary, Germany 2021) by Kornél Mundruczó, a moving drama about the intergenerational trauma of the Shoa - three generations in three settings.
This year's Gershon Klein Documentary Award goes to SUMMER NIGHTS (Israel 2021), the tender portrait of a father-son relationship by Ohad Milstein, awarded by the JFBB Documentary Jury, consisting of film scholar and curator Nugit Altschuler (Haifa Cinematheque), author and publicist Max Czollek, and filmmaker Yael Reuveny.
Commendation is given to BLUE BOX by Michal Weits. The prize for intercultural dialogue goes to EINE FRAU, the new film by Jeanine Meerapfel. The film asks big questions about the voids of the 20th century in a unique poetic and cinematic language.
The prize for the promotion of young filmmakers is won by Israeli filmmaker Salomon Chekol, whose film WHAT HAS CHANGED will be screened in the JFBB's short film program.
Program Director Bernd Buder: "I am delighted that the awards reflect the full range of the JFBB - trenchant and poetic, empathetic, analytical and emotional. On the closing weekend, we still have some highlights in the program until Sunday evening, from the seduction of the documentary film award winner
SUMMER NIGHTS on Saturday at the Filmmuseum, to a double feature with works by Jeanine Meerapfel and Aysun Bademsoy on the Jewish Theater Ship MS "Goldberg", to the live setting of the silent film classic BROKEN BARRIERS (USA 1919) by musicians Daniel Kahn and Yeva Lapsker open air on Saturday at Potsdam's Kutschstallhof and on Sunday morning at Studio 14, RBB's rooftop lounge. Sunday we are also looking forward to our cooperation event at the Jewish Museum Berlin, where we will show a double feature the Dutch documentaries HOUSEWITZ and CAPTURED. ".
The press release can be found here.
Photos of the award ceremony also available for download here.