San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL JOY F. KNAPP PRESENTATIONS
In memory of JOY F. KNAPP, beloved aunt of Shane & Daniel Sollender and Griffin & Jonah Schulman
SAVE THE DATE: 2022 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL UNDERWRITER KICKOFF
An exclusive Underwriter virtual and venue film screening of:
A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto
Garfield Theatre film screening - Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 4:00 pm
Virtual film screening - Monday, August 16, 2021 | film opens at 11:00 am
Live virtual program with film director Giulio Base - Tuesday, August 17, 2021 | 10:00 am
The discovery of a puzzling photograph sparks a student to probe the history of Rome’s Jewish ghetto and the fate of a little girl, in this Italian teen drama interlacing past and present. When Sofia finds a snapshot in an old suitcase, she’s mesmerized by the child’s picture. As details emerge, Sofia commits to honoring the girl’s memory by staging an original play with classmates and friends from a nearby Jewish high school. But first she must overcome objections of concerned parents. A talented ensemble injects youthful energy into this inspiring interfaith story about the importance of memory, coexistence and reconciling generational differences.
Director: Giulio Base | Italy | 2020 | 100 min | Italian with English Subtitles | Drama
SAVE THE DATE: JOYCE FORUM JEWISH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
October 1-3, 2021
In these unprecedented times, the need for your support has never been greater. Your gift provides continuity to the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival (SDIJFF) and allows us to present the largest, world-class Jewish cultural event in San Diego, now in its 31st year.
This is your opportunity to create conversation and community while socially distanced. Our transformed virtual experience will drive vibrant celebrations around film, connection, and Jewish culture. Please join us in sharing the joy that independent film delivers both individually and collectively. Without the ability to gather in person, this year’s festival will look and feel different; your gift ensures that the spirit of the film festival remains the same. Learn more!
2021 SDIJFF Audience Award Winners
Audience Award- Best Documentary Feature
1. Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter
2. Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack
3. Hope in the Holy Land
Audience Award- Best Narrative Feature
1. The Keeper
2. Here We Are
3. The Crossing