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The 21st Anniversary Edition of the American Sephardi Federation’s NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival will be held from March 5th to 15th, 2018. Through the poignant medium of film, the NYSJFF provides viewers with an understanding of the rich mosaic culture of Jews from the Middle East and greater Sephardic Diaspora.

Contemporary voices steeped in history and tradition are celebrated throughout this weeklong series of events, including première screenings, intriguing stories, powerful documentaries, director Q&As, and The Pomegranate Awards Ceremony.


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The Life and Escape of the Jews of Syria 1930-1967
Pourquoi nous détestent-ils
Nora's Will
The Ancestral Sin
Rock in the Red Zone
Starting Over Again
The Band's Visit
Brave Miss World
The Pirate Captain Toledano
Sara Levi Cohen
116 Cameras
Keep it Cool
Two Zions: The Living Legacy of the Queen of Sheba and King Solomon
Journey from Tunisia
Remember Baghdad


Artistic Director

Sara Nodjoumi

Film Festival Producer

David Serero

Graphic Designer

Anne Finkelstein (AJ&J Design)

Media and Marketing

The Culture News / David Serero

Website Design and Development

Bardo Industries

A/V Technician

Jonathan Lamm


Lauren Gibli — President, ASF’s Young Leadership Board

Fran Moss

Michelle Bassaly

Executive Director, American Sephardi Federation

Jason Guberman-P.

Diarna Researcher

Ezra Ashkenazi