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JDIFF, Golden Door and more

Hey all!

Some upcoming festival news!

Next week, and after almost a year of doing the festival circuit virtually, we’ll have a physical premiere at the Julien Dubuque Film Festival in Dubuque, IA.

The lovely people behind the festivals invited all of the 2020 selections to screen again this year and I’m thrilled by the opportunity to actually attend a live event.

We’ll be screening twice, as part of Film Block 6 along with Oscar nominated Feeling Through, and I’ll also take part in a panel about women in film making a difference. The full The Book of Ruth schedule is below:

4/22/2021 – 4.15 PM Five Flags Majestic

4/24/2021 – 11:00 AM – Women in Film: Making a Difference panel   

4/25/2021 – 10 AM Five Flags Orpheum

For passes click here. Individual tickets will be available at the box office.

I’ve had a couple of short interviews ahead of the festival. An interview on Radio 97.3 The Rock in Dubuque, and a preview on the Telegraph Herald.

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We’ll also be screening virtually next week, through the Golden Door Film Festival. Available anywhere between 4/22-4/24.

Individual $5 tix are available here (for the full short film block.)

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And if that isn’t enough, we have upcoming announcements about 3 more, really exciting festivals which I’m not allowed to talk about just yet. But, as the saying goes, stay tuned, folks! And stay safe!


TBOR at the Cinequest Film Festival

Boy, oh boy!

I can’t believe I actually get to say this, but I’m Beyond thrilled to announce that The Book of Ruth has been accepted to Cinequest, voted by USA Today as the best film festival in the US, also, an Academy Awards qualifying festival. Our little film is competing for a chance to qualify for the Oscars. NBD.

Join us online, 3/20-3/30 to celebrate this momentous achievement, because this truly is one of those “it’s an honor just to be nominated” moments.

Details are on our screenings page right here.

What an insane dream come true. On days like this I can’t help but thinking about all of you who helped us get here.

Thank you so much, I’m very happy that this journey isn’t over just yet!


Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Hey all.

I’m thrilled to announce that The Book of Ruth is an official selection of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Atlanta’s largest film festival, and the biggest Jewish film festival in the world.

This will be our Southeast premiere.

If you’re in the US, join us virtually, starting 2/25/2021, for 72 hours!

Tix go on sale 2/10 right here. And as always, you can visit our screenings page for more info about upcoming screenings.


At long last, Israeli Premiere!

I really do try to not post an update for every festival, but for obvious reasons, this update is the most emotional one to date – we finally get to take the film to Israel, and as our producer, Caitlin Gold said – nothing like taking your movie home! Especially when so many of the people who supported this film, family and friends, are in Israel. I sat down to translate it myself a couple of weeks ago for the Hebrew subtitles and it was a surreal (yet thrilling!) experience. 

So excited to finally show it to you, and here are some more good news – you’ll be able to watch it for free! The film will screen at the first ever Tel Aviv Jewish Film Festival, at the Brodt center, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the TLV city hall. It’ll screen online due to the pandemic, but all short films will be (geo-blocked, but) accessible for free!

The festival will take place between 12/13-12/15. For additional details and tickets please click here. Please be advised that tickets are limited so RSVP ASAP.

And as always, most recent info about screenings and tickets can be found on our screenings page. 

Also, fun side note – we’ve now been accepted to a total of 20 festivals. Gotta love that round number!

That’s it guys, I think you earned a little break from me. Have a safe, lovely holiday season.


Our first award + Latin American Premiere!

category: Ruth's

Hello all!

So after a total of 19 festival acceptances (11 states and counting!) we’ve won our first award!

Last month, the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival took place in its short film edition. The Book of Ruth has won Best Short Narrative!

We’re very honored and excited!

In addition, we’ve been accepted to the Bogota Short Film Festival – BOGOSHORTS in Bogota, Colombia. This will be our Latin American premiere, at an Academy Award qualifying festival no less (not for our category, but it’s still a huge honor to be a part of such an acclaimed festival!) Here’s the official announcement

We’re playing the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival through 11/30, and then Bogota next month (and another exciting one which I might be able to tell you about next week!)

As always, updates about screenings and tickets can be found here

Lastly, Becca and myself did a Q&A last month at the Vancouver International Film Festival with additional wonderful filmmakers. You can watch it here

Our press page also has updated list of Q&As and coverage. You can see it here

That’s it. Much love. Stay safe, stay sane, stay healthy.


Chelsea Film Festival, Los Angeles premiere, Asia premiere. Oh my!

Hi all, 

Some really good news to share with everyone in this very short update!

The Book of Ruth has been accepted to the Chelsea Film Festival. This will be our NYC (i.e. Manhattan) premiere, and we’re very excited that it’s in a major, highly acclaimed festival. 

We’re also headed west for our Los Angeles premiere, at the LA Femme International Film Festival.

And if all of that wasn’t exciting enough, we’re headed to the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival for our Asia premiere!

The festival experience has been great, with a lot of love for the film, and with 15 acceptances already under the belt, we’re still waiting to hear from a lot more festivals. So thank you for being a part of this journey.

As always, all upcoming screening information (many of these screenings are available all throughout the country) can be found here.  If you scroll down you’ll also find an image with upcoming dates.

Shana Tovah, happy fall, and stay safe!