TJFF 2014 David A. Stein Memorial Award and Inaugural Micki Moore Award Announced

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 Winners of the 2014 David A. Stein Memorial Award 
and Inaugural Micki Moore Award Announced
The Toronto Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the David A. Stein Memorial Award and the inaugural Micki Moore Award.
The winner of the David A. Stein Memorial Award is Yael Reuveny, director of the captivating documentary Farewell Herr Schwarz. The $5000 prize, named in memory of the gifted Toronto documentarian, who passed away at the age of 34 in 2004, is given to the director of the Best Documentary making its Canadian Premiere at TJFF.
Filmmaker Yael Reuveny (Kleine Miriam’l, TJFF 2006) traces how a missed reunion after the war, at the Lodz train station, between his grandmother, Michla Schwarz, and her brother Feiv’ke, haunted three generations of their family. Michla would end up in Israel, while Feiv’ke would remain in Germany, changing his name to Peter Schwarz. This carefully crafted film reflects on the nature of German and Israeli relations as well as divisions within a family.
Farewell Herr Schwarz makes its Canadian Premiere Monday May 5, 2:30 PM at The ROM Eaton Theatre (100 Queen’s Park Circle) and screens again on Thursday May 8, 6:00 PM at Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk (5095 Young St.).
The recipient of the inaugural Micki Moore Award is veteran French filmmaker Diane Kurys (SaganEntre NousPeppermint Twist), for her most recent film, For a Woman.
For 2014 the Micki Moore Award celebrates the creativity, talent and tenacity of dynamic, female directors. This year’s  $5000 prize is presented to the Best Female Director of a narrative feature film.
For a Woman features some of France’s top actors—Benoit Magimel (The Piano Teacher), Nicolas Dubauchelle (White Material) and Sylvie Testud (La Rafle, Fear and Trembling). Director Diane Kurys delivers a lush and well-made melodrama, while offering a unique perspective on Jewish life in postwar France. After having met in a concentration camp, Michael and Lena are married and have made a new life by opening a tailor shop. When Michael’s brother, previously thought dead, reappears, a story of secrets, betrayals and infidelity unfolds.
For a Woman screens Sunday May 4, 8:00 PM at Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk (5095 Young St.) and Sunday May 11, 1:00 PM at The ROM Eaton Theatre (100 Queen’s Park Circle).
TJFF is truly proud of this year’s panel of judges:
Judges for the David A. Stein Award: Bernice Eisenstein, author of the highly acclaimed graphic memoir, I Was a Child of Holocaust Survivors; Karen Levine, Documentary Editor at CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition; Alan Zweig, celebrated documentary filmmaker (A Hard Name, When Jews Were Funny).
Judges for the Micki Moore Award: Judy Gladstone, former executive director of Bravo!FACT; Laurie May, film distributor (Elevation Pictures) and co-founder of Maple Pictures; Jon Slan, award-winning film and television producer (Borealis, Mayerthorpe).
Box office info.
 
Festival dates – May 1 -11
Full Festival Film Schedule available –online at tjff.com as of Monday , April 14
TJFF Ticket Pricing:
$13.00 – Single Tickets
$8.00 – Matinee Screenings
$9 – Seniors/ Students
$8.00 – Horror/ Fantasy Series Films
$20.00 – Opening Night
Main Number to Call is Festival Box Office:
Advance Box Offices:
ORDER TICKETS ONLINE FROM TJFF.COM beginning  April 17
In Person –
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Box Office (basement level)* – April 17 –  April 30
19 Madison Ave.
Sunday – Friday 12pm – 6pm
*no wheelchair access – please call 416-324-9121 for assistance by phone
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk – April 22 – May 1
5095 Yonge St. (North York Centre subway stn)
Monday to Sunday – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Festival Box Offices:  
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Box Office (basement level)*
19 Madison Ave.
Monday – Sunday 12pm – 6pm
*no wheelchair access – please call 416-324-9121 for assistance by phone
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk* – 5095 Yonge St. (North York Centre subway stn)
Famous Players Canada Square Cinemas* – 2200 Yonge St.  (Eglinton subway stn)
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema* – 506 Bloor St  W. (Bathurst subway stn)
Koffler House, U of T*  – 569 Spadina Crescent.  (1 blk north of College or 2 ½ blks south of Harbord)
The ROM Eaton Theatre* – 100 Queen’s Park Circle (Museum subway stn)
 
*Opens 1 hour before 1st venue screening of the day, closes 30 minutes after last venue screening of the day.