Oscar-winning director Beverly Shaffer (I'll Find a Way: Best Live Action Short, 1978) was born in Montreal, earning degrees from McGill and Macdonald College. She began working for the National Film Board under the Studio D project in 1975, directing for the next ten years all of the "Children in Canada" series films, which included "I'll Find a Way". Other notable films by Ms. Shaffer include "Mr. Mergler's Gift" (2005) and the 1999 follow-up to "I'll Find a Way", "It's Just a Wedding".
Transferred directly from Beverly Shaffer to the JPL-A
Consists of bound volumes of summaries, copies of press coverage and film reviews for each of the Montreal Jewish Film Festivals. Also includes a complete listing of all films shown at the Festival from 1995-2005.
Consists of promotional material, videos, DVDs, posters and additional ephemera related to the Festival.
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Founded by Susan Alper, the Montreal Jewish Film Festival existed from 1995-2005. Showcasing a wide variety of cinematic creations, the Festival was an instrumental tool in community engagement and outreach.