The 24th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival came to a close after a successful run with "Melting Away" and "Hitler's Children" taking Best Feature and Best Documentary as determined by votes from the audience. Involving an emotional look into a difficult parental situation in one film and a deep, alternative perspective into the holocaust in the other, the two films combined for an intriguing emotional gambit.
The films Melting Away and Hitler's Children, both from Israel, won the Audience Awards for Best Feature and Best Documentary, respectively, from the 24th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival.
The awards, voted on by those attending the festival, culminated a 13-day film festival marked by increased attendance, diverse crowds, and the utilization of new theaters, festival organizers said.
"We were thrilled with the turnout and response to the festival," said Executive Director Jaymie Saks in a press release. "People have so many choices for their entertainment time, but we had a substantial increase. The crowds were more diverse from young families to young adults. We tried new venues, which worked out really well and gave the festival even more energy. Bottom line--we were thrilled with the festival."