Stella Joory is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the UK Jewish Film.
She joined the UK Jewish Film Festival in 1998 and has since taken an active part in its growth and development. Stella was one of the members who strongly advocated expanding the reach of the organization by relocating the Brighton Jewish Film Festival to its current home in London in 2005. More recently, she helped lead the establishment of the International Jewish Film Festival in Geneva, Switzerland, which has now run successfully for the second year in a row.
She also held the position of Chairman of the JNF in Brighton and Hove.
Growing up in a multi-lingual and multi- cultural home and with a rich literary background and fluency in 5 different languages, Stella has an understanding for diverse cultures and their intellectual and aesthetic existence. Exercising these skills, she acts as a programmer and a synopsis writer for the UK Jewish Film.
Stella holds an MA in Modern German Studies and a BA in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Sussex. Her MA thesis on The Naming of the Düsseldorf University on Heinrich Heine is displayed at the university’s German Jewish Centre Library.
She is currently writing her first biographical fiction.