WINNERS Announced: Boca Raton Jewish Film Fest

 The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center recently concluded its 5th Annual Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival (BRJFF) and is pleased to announce this year’s winners. The virtual Festival, which ran from January 5 through May 16, featured a diverse collection of over 50 premiere films and 24 webinars and was considered one of the largest virtual Jewish Film Festivals in the country.

LoveItWasNotThe prize for Best Feature this year was awarded to The Good Traitor, a historical drama inspired by actual events. It is the thrilling story of one man’s impassioned resistance to the Nazis as World War II threatens to engulf all of Europe. Love It Was Not, the tragic story between Helena, a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, and Austrian SS officer Franz Wunsch, won Best Documentary Film, and the 14-minute Israeli drama Only Bibi walked away with the win for Best Short Film.

“We were incredibly proud of our Festival’s line-up this year,” said Lesley Rich, BRJFF Program and Production Director. “Seeing these films get the recognition they deserve brings us tremendous excitement.”

“This year proved that the industry is resilient and adaptable, and the demand for films that explore the Jewish experience is stronger than ever,” said Wendy Honig, BRJFF Artistic Director.

The 2022 Festival will be in theaters from February 27 – March 20 and is planned as an in-person Festival.

For more information, please visit bocajff.org, call 561-558-2514, or contact Lisa Barash at lisab@bocafed.org. The Levis JCC Sandler Center is located at 21050 95th Avenue S., Boca Raton.

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