The UK Jewish Film Festival Awards recognise achievement in both fiction and documentary feature-length films. We are determined to ensure that nurturing and supporting new creative talent is at the heart of the festival and delighted to include our Best Debut Feature Award, now in its 4th year.
Sponsored by Dorfman Foundation
Recognises powerful and outstanding filmmaking in both fiction and documentary films.
The jury is led by BAFTA-winning producer Michael Kuhn, and also includes Joint Managing Director of Picturehouse Clare Binns, one of the UK's leading talent agents Anita Land, award-winning actor Henry Goodman, the Guardian's Film Editor Andrew Pulver and award-winning producer Michael Rose.
The winner was Three Identical Strangers.
Sponsored by Isabelle and Ivor Seddon
Recognises excellence in screenwriting in a fiction feature film.
The jury is led by is producer and former director of the National Film and Television School Nik Powell, and also includes playwright Amy Rosenthal, actress Georgia Slowe, director Josh Appignanesi, screenwriter Philippa Goslett and producer Derek Wax.
The winner was Death of a Poetess.
Sponsored by The Kirsh Foundation
Recognises new filmmaking talent that displays originality and freshness of vision from a first-time fiction feature film.
The jury is led by award-winning producer Claudia Rosencrantz, and also includes producer Dianne Nelmes, writer Carol Russell, actor Ben Caplan, producer Chris Auty and filmmaker Paul Morrison.
The winner was Driver.