Honorees from our past Sephardic Film Festivals


  • First Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 1992 (no honorees)

  • Second Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 1994
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipients: David Charvet, Lianne Halfon, Michael Sutton, Gregori Viens, Bette Cohen Zietzew

  • Third Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 1996
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipients: Kent Beyda, Dan Hedaya, Shaun Toub

  • Fourth Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 1998
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipients: Jack Gindi, Art Metrano
    Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Esther Shapiro

  • Fifth Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2000
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipients: Bob Israel, Lainie Kazan

  • Sixth Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2002
    Cinema Sepahrad Award recipient: Neal Israel

  • Seventh Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2004
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipients: Hank Azaria, Al Ovadia
    Maimonides Lifetime Achivement Award recipient: Rabbi Benito Garzon

  • Eighth Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2006
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipient: Bob Yari
    Maimonides Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Sarita Hasson Fields
    Sephardic Legacy Award recipient: Carol Basri

  • Ninth Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2008
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipient: Eli Attie
    Maimonides Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

  • Tenth Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2010
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipients: Emmanuelle Chriqui and Michael Benaroya
    Maimonides Lifetime Achievement Award recipients: Dr. Jose and Freda Nessim

  • Eleventh Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2012
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipient: Danielle Ruah
    Maimonides Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Rabbi Haim Amsalem
    Sephardic Legacy Award recipients: Joe and Sue Cohen

  • Twelfth Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival, 2014
    Cinema Sepharad Award recipient: Yehoram Gaon
    Maimonides Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Ronald J. Nessim
    Sephardic Legacy Award recipients: Jack and Joelle Rimokh