The Indianapolis Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is a unique event that celebrates the diversity of Jewish and Israeli films. It entertains, educates, and awards the best films with the Lolly Award, chosen by the public. This popular film festival is dedicated to encouraging an understanding of Israeli and Jewish culture, as well as introducing viewers to Israel's young but thriving film industry. The festival has also been recognized with awards such as the XPOSED International Queer Film Festival (2012), Side by Side Film Festival (201), Docaviv Film Festival (201), Religion Today Film Festival (201), Maui International Film Festival (201), Chicago Israeli Film Festival (201), Israel Academy Awards (201), and more.
The highlight of the festival is the screening of The Levys of Monticello, a documentary directed and produced by Steven Pressman. At the age of 33, Jenni Berebitsky, a member of the Indianapolis Jewish community, had been married for two and a half years, had a 15-month-old son and had just finished her residency as a naturopathic doctor when she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. This story will be featured at the festival as well. The tenth annual Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival is just around the corner with a lineup of films that will make you laugh, cry and appreciate the stories that Jews from around the world tell and tell.
One of these stories is that of Alexander Frydrych, a graduate from the famous Gnesin State Music Academy in Moscow in 1986 who began his singing career at the Shalom Jewish Theater. The festival will close with the screening of Tiger Within, one of Ed Asner's last film performances. The best of the festival includes Docs Without Borders Film Festival (201), Indy Film Fest (201), Sedona International Film Festival (201) Mitákuye Oyás'i (Film Inclusion Award), Central States Indie FanFilmFest (201), Indy Shorts International Film Festival (201), Circle City Film Festival (201), Merit Award, Special Mention; Accolade Global Film Competition. The Indianapolis Jewish Film Festival is an event that celebrates Jewish culture and provides an opportunity to explore Israel's young but thriving film industry.
It features films based on various considerations such as awards and nominations, current issues, and contributions from the film community. It also highlights stories such as Jenni Berebitsky's journey with ALS and Alexander Frydrych's singing career at Shalom Jewish Theater. The Indianapolis Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is an amazing opportunity to explore the fascinating world of Jewish culture through film. From award-winning documentaries to inspiring stories about individuals overcoming adversity, this festival has something for everyone.
So don't miss out on this unique event – come join us in celebrating Jewish culture through film!.