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The 21th 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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Press Release of Opening Night



Night of Fools
Victor Young Perez
Cloudy Sunday
Gravedigger's Daughter
Dimona Twist


Artistic Director

Sara Nodjoumi

Film Festival Producer

David Serero

Graphic Designer

Anne Finkelstein (AJ&J Design)

Website Design and Development

Bardo Industries

Researcher and Events Programmer

Elisabeth Stephens

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.

Operations Manager

Marci Melzer

Diarna Researcher

Ezra Ashkenazi