The Last Flight of Petr Ginz Captures Festival Award
The Last Flight of Petr Ginz was recently honored with the Avner Shalev-Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award in the Jewish Experience competition at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. The award, presented by the Yad Vashem Visual Center, recognizes artistic achievement in Holocaust related films.
In a statement regarding its award decision, the jury commented: “The filmmakers treat the valuable materials, drawings, stories and diary of Peter, with the talent, respect and sensitivity that they deserve. They integrate into the story original animation, loyal to Petr’s visual style. The film is a monument to Petr, whose talent is an inspiration for children, adults and artists everywhere.”
The award is endowed by Leon and Michaela Constantiner.
The Last Flight of Petr Ginz Nominated for Award
The Last Flight of Petr Ginz has been nominated for an award in the Jewish Experience competition at the Jerusalem International Film Festival by the Joan Sourasky-Constantiner Holocaust Multimedia Research Center at the Jerusaelm Cinematheque and the Yad Vashem Visual Center.
The two awards in this category recognize films dealing with Jewish identity, Jewish history, lost communities, memories of the Holocaust, Diaspora-Israel ties, expressions of Jewish art and creativity, Jewish ethnicity and Jewish roots, personal stories which reflect both universal and individual concerns.
The Avner Shalev-Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award is awarded for artistic achievement in Holocaust-related films, while the Lia Van Leer Award recognizes artistic achievement in films dealing with Jewish heritage in honor of Lia van Leer, founder of the Jerusalem Cinmatheque. The awards are endowed by Michaela and Leon Constantiner.
The awards ceremony will take place at the festival’s closing event.
UN Unveils Study Guide
The Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Programme has produced a 32-page, full-color study guide to accompany The Last Flight of Petr Ginz. The study guide, available in the six official languages of the UN, and the film will be distributed to the global network of United Nations information centers (63 countries) for screenings and educational programs with students.