THE LEVIS JCC SANDLER CENTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 5th ANNUAL JUDY LEVIS KRUG BOCA RATON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
June 22, 2021
Boca Raton, FL (June 17, 2021) – 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.
a scene from The Good Traitor
The 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.
from the film, Love It Was Not
“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.
from the film, Only Bibi
About the Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival
The mission of the Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival is to provide the newest, most stimulating and thought-provoking films that encourage audiences to expand their awareness and understanding of the Jewish world and engage in dialogue to explore the many diverse perspectives portrayed by the films presented.
About the Levis JCC Sandler Center
The Levis JCC’s Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center, which highlights renowned talent from artists and actors to authors and so much more, gives adults of all ages and faiths an opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests in continuing education, travel and social events. Learn more at levisjcc.org/culture.
About the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center
The Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center promotes and enhances Jewish culture, heritage and values through educational, spiritual, social, wellness and recreational programs for individuals of all ages. With a preschool, summer camp, family activities, athletics, cultural arts, adult enrichment and special needs programming, as well as a Resale Boutique for bargain hunters, the Levis JCC offers something for everyone.