Film Festival

Presenting Sponsor

Congratulations to GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II for winning the 2018 Audience Choice Award!

Producer ($1,500+)

Cindi’s New York Deli, Restaurant, and Bakery
Cohen Electric Service Inc.
Kahn Mechanical Contractors/Ann Kahn

Director ($550+)

Angela Aaron Horowitz
Carol and Steve Aaron
Jay and Fonda Arbetter
Atlas International
Dr. Michael and Jenifer Blum
Dorothy Garsson
Marsh & McLennan Agency, Known Locally as Prescott Pailet Benefits
Etty and Jacques Sardas
Leslie and Howard Schultz*
Renee Stanley
Star Companies/The Pidgeon Family

Screenwriter ($375+)

Sara and Mark Albert
Auerbach Albert & Gold CPAs
Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Bard
Betty Jo and David Bell
Diane and Jerry Benjamin
Marcy Helfand and Bob Book
Mary Kay and Gene Buinger
Scott and Barbi Cohen
Stephanie and Jim Comfort
Rachelle and Paul Crane
Eleanor and Leon Eidels
Fran and David Eisenberg
Maura and Neil Fleming
Leslye and Glenn Geller
Vered and Moshe Golan
Ynette and Jim Hogue
Carole Ann and Jay Hoppenstein
Veronique and Hylton Jonas
Steve Krant/Creative Technology Assoc.
Carol and Mark Kreditor
Howard Kussman
Catherine and Paul Lake
Charmain Lampert
Naomi and Robert Levinson
Liz and Robert Liener
Brenda and Peter ז״ל Marcus
Shawn and Zelda Mash/Professional Dynamics
Dr. Steve and Ann Meyer
Lori and Trace Ordiway
Marilyn Donsky Pailet, Ebby Halliday Realtors
Gerri and David Patterson
Dr. Kenneth and Gloria Price
Elaine and Morris Rutchik
Ann and Alton Rye
Marilyn and Don Schaffer
Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Scharf
Linda and Howard Shapiro
Ann Stacy
Diana and Sol Stein
Vivian Steinborn
Arnold M. Stokol, O.D.
Allison and Ivan Thompson
Alan and Gina Tolmas
Evelyn and Paul Utay
Dr. Art and Janice Sweet Weinberg
Sue and Marcel Weiner
Michael and Carolyn Wilkov
Janice and Norm Winton and Family
Carole and Joram Wolanow

*of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation


The Jewish Film Festival of Dallas provides a window to the Jewish experience and allows us to explore contemporary and historical themes in many different global settings. Some films will make you laugh and others will make you cry…all will provide you with a life lesson. In our 22nd season, we are delighted to present ten compelling films during the month of September. After many of the films we will have a Talk Back with an expert on the subject matter at hand. The intent is to enhance the viewing and learning experience for our audience.

Student tickets available for $10 (with student ID) at either the J or the theater prior to the event.

All films shown at Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley

The Jewish Film Festival of Dallas Emerging Filmmaker Prize
in memory of Dr. Peter Marcus z"l

Each year the Jewish Film Festival of Dallas will award a cash prize to a young filmmaker that shows merit in creating a short film containing Jewish content or theme. The winner will be chosen by a select committee after an application period for entries. More than one award may be given depending on number of applicants and value of works submitted.

For more information, please contact Producer Rachelle Weiss Crane at