Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival
SINCE: 2006
WHERE: Los Angeles, Ca
WEBSITE: www.lajfilmfest.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: In 2006, the inaugural Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, proved to be not only a successful program, but filled a cultural void in the Los Angeles Jewish community. Based on that feedback, the second installment of LAJFF in 2007 expanded into the city and valley areas continuing to offer affiliated Jews, unaffiliated Jews and non-Jews an opportunity to open up new dialogues, meet emerging filmmakers, Jewish scholars and celebrities and have a first look at the latest feature films, documentaries and shorts all dealing with Jewish thought, tradition, history and culture.

LA Premiere of “Putzel” to Open 2013 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

LA Premiere of “Putzel” to Open 2013 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

The 8th Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) will kick off its week long film festival with the star studded red carpet LA premiere of the comedy film “Putzel”on June 1, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. 

In addition to “Putzel,” the LAJFF will hold LA Premiere screening events for Jonathan Holiff’s “My Father and the Man in Black” about Johnny Cash and his Jewish manager Sid Holiff, and “Roman Polanski, A Memoir” the documentary that screened at Cannes;  the US premiere of the BBC documentary, “Neil Diamond:Solitary Man” ; and the closing night film –  the World premiere of “When Comedy Went To School”  When Comedy Went To School is a documentary about the Jewish stand up comics well known around the world who got their start in the Catskills. The documentary directed by Ron Frank features interviews with Jerry Lewis, Mort Sahl, Jerry Stiller, Jackie Mason and Robert Klein and many others.