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San Diego Jewish Film Festival: The 11th Annual Joyce Forum


  • WHEN Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE Clairemont Reading Cinemas 14, 4665 Clairemont Drive San Diego, CA 92117
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $7.50 - $13.75

San Diego Center for Jewish Culture presents the San Diego Jewish Film Festival on February 7th-17th, 2013 in Clairemont/La Jolla, Carlsbad, San Marcos, featuring 47 films and shorts from 10 different countries.

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival presents short-subject, documentary and feature films as well as an international roster of guest artists, and themed programs for all ages. The festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego.

The 2013 Festival has five opportunities designed to appeal to every audience:
• Festival films: diverse selection of award winning, fully produced, feature films
• Joyce Forum (Shorts in Winter): A collection of 7 short films from exceptionally talented, emerging filmmakers; ranging from 7-30 minutes each. Seven films; only $7.50. Five additional, top calibre films screen later the same day.
• Teen Screen: Special night for teens to meet the real life people from a movie about urban teens overcoming violence. FREE EVENT
• Family Day: Highly popular Shalom Sesame! is for kids 3-7 years old

Ticket price: $11.75-$13.75

Heralded as the largest Jewish cultural event in San Diego, the festival expects to draw over 16,000 patrons to four convenient venues around the county:
Clairemont Reading Cinemas - 4665 Clairemont Drive San Diego, CA 92117 Google Map
Garfield Theater at the JCC - 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla CA 92037 Google Map
Dove Library - 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad, CA 92011 Google Map
San Marcos Stadium 18 - 1180 West San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, CA 92069 Google Map

On February 11th the San Diego Jewish Film Festival presents the 11th Annual Joyce Forum – A Celebration Day of Rising Stars and Seasoned Filmmakers.

The Joyce Forum is a unique day within the SD Jewish Film Festival. It presents outstanding Jewish-themed short-subject, documentary, and feature films by rising stars and seasoned filmmakers from around the world. Named in honor of San Diego Jewish Film Festival Founder Joyce Axelrod, the Joyce Forum supports emerging filmmakers by showcasing their talent and exposing their work to established filmmakers, artists, and industry peers.

“Shorts in Winter” Seven Film Selection: (2:00pm)
A collection of seven short films for only $7.50. "55 Socks," "Batman at the Checkpoint," "B-Boy," "Folkswagon," "Matkot," "Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto," "Shlomo Pussycat," "Sister of Mine." (see web site for complete descriptions)

About "Lia": (5:00pm)
Lia Van Leer’s love affair with film began in the 1950s when the typical shelf life of a film print was 1) tour the cinemas, 2) languish for a few years, and then 3) be destroyed. But Lia saw films as artworks that should last a lifetime—rather than diversions to last a couple of hours—and devoted her life to collecting and archiving films from across the globe. Her passion for the preservation and archival of these works of art led to the formation of the Israel Film Archive, as well as the Jerusalem Cinematheque, the Jerusalem Film Festival, and the Win Van Leer Award for emerging filmmakers. LIA tells us the story of a singular woman who transformed film.

Shown With: "Elliott Erwin: I Bark At Dogs"
Erwitt has made some of the most memorable photographs of the twentieth century including astonishing scenes of everyday life, filled with poetry and special wit. Dogs are a subject of constant fascination.

About "Life In Stills": (7:30pm)
"Life In Stills" won awards from all over the world, the Audience Award from Berlin Jewish Film Festival in June 2012, Audience Award from Krakow Film Festival in June 2012, Best Documentary Magnolia Awards from Shanghai TV Festival in June, 2012, and the Winner of Documentary Edge Festival 2012.

Many of Israel’s definitive moments were captured in the photographs on display at Tel-Aviv’s. Pri-Or Photo Shop—of a young Itzhak Rabin, of the city itself in the formative 1930s, and of the Declaration of Independence by David Ben Gurion. So when the shop was slated for demolition, Miriam Weissenstein—a 96-year-old woman whose husband founded the shop—and her grandson Ben come together to save it. A historical, personal story that is concurrently fun and profound, tells you as much about family as it does about Israel.

Shown With: "Audition" and "Matkot"

For more information call 858-362-1348 for details or see the web site for all film prices and to purchase online:

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional image from "Audition," animated fingerprints ...

Above: Promotional image from "Audition," animated fingerprints tell the story of an Auschwitz prisoner auditioning for the camp orchestra. Courtesy of Lawrence Family JCC.


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