022 The Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival Continues to Prosper

Published On January 29, 2011 | By admin | Podcast Episodes

Segment 20: Filmmakers Notebook was pleased to interview Joshua Abbey, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival, which wraps up on the evening of January 30, 2011 with a Closing Night Party at Brenden Theaters inside the Palms Hotel.  Josh is no stranger to Film Festivals having been one of the original founders of CineVegas in 1998. 

Now in its 10th year, The Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival is the longest running film festival in Nevada and what Abbey likes to refer to as a lasting and substantial cultural event for those who love cinema.  Featuring a mix of dramas, comedies and documentaries as well as global representation, this year’s films included: “The Matchmaker”, “Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story” and the Tony Curtis classic “Lepke”. 

Josh’s approach to running the Festival features a unique system of sponsorship that he has developed creating a marriage between the arts and social service.  Since the event generates a profit, the festival is able to donate the proceeds to local charities in Nevada.  To find out more about how this works listen to the podcast and for info about the event google the Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival.

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