Jewish Film Festival 2019 speakers

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16th annual international

Jewish Film Festival

MARCH 31 – APRIL 30, 2019 at Regal Cinemas

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Speakers


Paula Eiselt

Paula Eiselt

93Queen

Paula Eiselt is an independent filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double major in Film Production and Cinema Studies. Her work has been supported by the Independent Television Service (ITVS); the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program with support from Open Society Foundations and Just Films | Ford Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); Fork Films; the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, with support from the Oath Foundation; the International Documentary Association Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund; Picture Motion; the Hartley Film Foundation; the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP); and Women Make Movies (WMM).
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Tovah Feldshuh

Tovah Feldshuh

Golda’s Balcony, The Film

Tovah Feldshuh is an actress, singer and playwright. She has been a Broadway star for more than four decades, earning four Tony Award nominations. She has also received two Emmy Award nominations for Holocaust and Law & Order, and appeared in such films as A Walk on the Moon, She’s Funny That Way, and Kissing Jessica Stein. Her recent TV credits include The Walking Dead and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.




David Fishelson

David Fishelson

David Fishelson is American producer, playwright, and director for film, theatre, television and radio. He is best known for being the lead producer of Golda’s Balcony,the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history (2003–05); and for being the founder/producer of Manhattan Ensemble Theatre (“MET”), an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company located in SoHo, New York City.] As a filmmaker, his work has been broadcast on PBS, exhibited theatrically,] and selected for 12 international film festivals (winning at 3). As a theatre producer and playwright (both on Broadway and off), his work has garnered 31 nominations (winning 11) from the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Obie, Drama League, Lortel, Blackburn Prize and Touring Broadway awards organizations, while landing on Time Out NY’s year-end “Best in Theatre” list on 4 different occasions




Lex Gillespie

Lex Gillespie

Mamboniks

Lex Gillespie is an independent producer in Washington, D.C. A Haverford College graduate, Gillespie has been a reporter and producer for public radio since 1988. He’s produced hundreds of features and documentaries for NPR and PRI on music, history and culture. His programs include A Kind and Just Parent, the story of the Nation’s first juvenile court in Chicago; The Blue Lake, which chronicled the decades-long battle of the Taos Pueblo of New Mexico to reclaim its sacred lake; and Intipuca, D.C., the story of a village in El Salvador whose residents created new lives for themselves in Washington, DC in the wake of a civil war. He’s won two Peabody Awards for his series on American music history Let the Good Times Roll (2004) and Whole Lotta Shakin’ (2007). He was also a producer with the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History on the series Jazz Singers and Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was, which in 1998 won a Peabody and a silver baton from the duPont-Columbia Awards.




Stuart Liebman

Stuart Liebman

Who Will Write Our History

Stuart Liebman is Professor Emeritus of Film Studies at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He has written extensively on Holocaust cinema in Germany, Poland and Russia. He edited Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah: Key Essays for Oxford University Press in 2007.