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David A. Stein Memorial Award
The Micki Moore Award

David A. Stein
Memorial Award


This award is presented in memory of gifted Toronto filmmaker David A. Stein, who passed away in 2004 at age 34. The “Tzimmie” – named after his production company, Tzimmes Entertainment – is an annual $5,000 award given to the Director of the Best Documentary making its Canadian Premiere at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. This award supports documentary filmmakers in creating works that would have interested David, and that carry on his passion for storytelling.


David A. Stein Memorial Award Winner:

Director: Shaked Goren

This Year's Jury
Andréa Cohen-B

is an accomplished director from Paris based in Toronto. She began her career in the French film industry working for filmmakers like Michael Haneke, Patrice Chéreau, Roman Polanski, Robert Altman and Luc Besson. In Canada, Andréa worked as an actor’s coach on French dramas. She recently was nominated for the Prix Gémeaux for her Interactive documentary Merci de Jouer. Andréa is the founder of Toronto production company Meta4films Inc.

Steve Gravestock

is a senior programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival, responsible for the organization’s Canadian programming initiatives, including Canada's Top Ten Film selection and the year-round Canadian Open Vault programme. As a programmer, Gravestock has selected Canadian feature films since 2004, and is also responsible
for selections from the Philippines and the Nordic Region

Ingrid Hamilton

has been the owner of GAT Productions Inc. since 1992. Her last 15 years have been dedicated to filmmakers and their films, with a real passion for documentaries. In 1997 Ingrid took a contract at the CTV network where she handled national publicity for two years. Ingrid’s “cred” in the city’s social and entertainment scenes was first established as a Toronto Sun columnist, from 1982-92. Ingrid is a Board Director with the Women’s Art
Association of Canada, and active member of the Firecracker Department with Naomi Snieckus.

Previous Winning Films

The Micki Moore Award

The Micki Moore Award is a $5,000 prize presented to the Best Narrative Feature Film directed and / or written by a woman. “I think film is the highest form of art, combining so many disciplines; words, music, pictures, sets, costumes, continuity. A great director needs to be master of all, working to bring out the best in her cast and crew. With this award, I want to acknowledge that creativity, talent and tenacity. I hope this grant will help open one more door, remove one more obstacle, so that the winner of the Micki Moore Award can flourish and continue on her cinematic journey.” (Micki Moore)


The Micki Moore Award Winner:

Working Woman

Director: Michal Aviad

This Year's Jury
Jordan Z. Adler

is a Toronto-based writer and cultural critic whose work has appeared in the Canadian Jewish News, Screen International, Toronto Film Scene, and Offscreen. He graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Montreal’s Concordia University, where his Master’s thesis focused on documentaries that explored nonviolent activism and peace building movements in Israel Palestine. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in English (media, cinema, and digital studies concentration) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Marcelle Lean

is the founder and executive director of Cinéfranco since 1997. After serving on many film boards (Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Review Board, Ryerson U.,
OMDC, Le Labo), Marcelle has been a film programmer, lecturer, author of educational kits for youth films. Her contribution in audiovisual arts earned her the honours of Chevalier des Lettres et des Arts (France) and Chevalière de la Pléiade (Canada).

Gail Singer

is an award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter whose works have been presented worldwide at festivals, in theatres and on television. Among her productions are the films Watching Movies, Portrait of the Artist as an Old Lady, Wisecracks, and sequences in Destiny in Space (IMAX). She is currently producing and directing a documentary at Grassy Narrows.

Previous Winning Films