Every year and in memory of cinema legend Gershon (Gerhard) Klein, who died in 1999 at the age of 79, the Klein family presents the Gershon Klein Awards in two JFBB competitions. In the year 2023, the 29th JFBB will present a total of four awards:
Feature Film Competition
Gershon Klein Feature Film Award
The prize is awarded to a director and comes with prize money of 3,000 EUR.
Competition Documentary Film
Gershon Klein Documentary Film Award
The prize is awarded to a director and is endowed with a prize money of 3,000 EUR.
Prize for Intercultural Dialogue, endowed with prize money of 2,000 EUR of Stephan Goericke
Prize for the promotion of young filmmaker, endowed with prize money of 1,000 EUR by Stephan Goericke.
JFBB&Seret Audience Award for Best Israeli Film