Grantee in the News | Jun 2024

Jewish Story Partners’ latest round of grantees pushes total films helped past 100

Originally published in Deadline

(L-R) Judy Chicago, ‘Issa’s House,’ and ‘The Escape.’ Courtesy Jewish Story Partners


Nonprofit film-funding organization Jewish Story Partners has unveiled its latest list of grantees, saying it has earmarked $500,000 to be distributed among 21 in-the-works feature documentary projects. The latest grants by the organization, launched in 2021 to boost indie films that expand the Jewish story, means JSP has now awarded 101 films a total of $3 million.

Several films that made the list from more than 200 applicants are projects that tell stories of the October 7 attacks and the war in Gaza, including The Abstract and the Very Real, Issa’s House, Kramer Brothers Film Untitled, A Letter to David, Missing Silver, Noga and A Rhino’s Tale.

“We’re pleased to support a subset of films that center personal experiences at the heart of a painful and intractable conflict — stories that offer nuance and humanity in the face of propaganda and extremism,” JSP co-executive directors Roberta Grossman and Caroline Libresco said. “We are more committed than ever to our mission of championing Jewish films that build empathy and understanding across divides, and that fight against ignorance and hate — quiet voices that might otherwise never be heard through the shouting.”

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