TJFF Closes with Record-Breaking Attendance



By: CHRISTAL GARDIOLA  
Published: April 26th 2010
in Culture » Movies

Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today
Pic: GAT media

The 18th year of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival wrapped up Sunday night on a “chai note.” In a press release, it was revealed that this year’s attendance saw a 25 per cent increase, making it the most-attended one thus far.

 

“I loved seeing so many new faces, probably because of the sidebar series,” said TJFF Executive Director Helen Zukerman. “Many people remarked on the breadth of the programming and said that there really was ‘something for everyone.’”

 

The 10-day event celebrated the best in Jewish arts—from filmmaking to illustration of comics. On its closing night, it screened the talked-about documentary Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today. The film, which was originally produced in 1948, received the TJFF’s Legacy Award.

 

Barak Heymann (The Lone Samaritan) and Pierre Sauvage (Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust) were honoured with the David A. Stein Memorial Award for excellence in directorial skills.

 

TJFF announced that the 2011 festival will run from May 5-11. For more information, visit www.tjff.com.



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