• Anthony Nadeau

Interview With Robert Albanese, Executive Director of Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

I had the chance to speak with Robert this afternoon, we had a nice chat on the phone for about a half-hour.

We spoke about his time with Cineplex and their control over the films that they show.

He spoke in detail about the love of photography and where he worked after such as The Vancouver International Film Festival & also running a theater in Montreal many years ago.

He also shares a fond memory of seeing Star Wars(1977) in a private showing before the film actually premiered.

(Above image from "Those Who Remained")

Hungarian w/English subtitles

Date: March 7, 2020, 6:45 pm – 8:10 pm

Venue: Norman Rothstein Theatre, Vancouver BC

Festivals and Awards

Nominee - Best Film; Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival

Nominee - Best Film; Ameson CineFest - Miskolc International Film Festival

Nominee - Best Film World Cinema; Busan International Film Festival

Nominee - Best Film International Panorama; Cairo International Film Festival.

Also showing at the festival are:

(Above image from "Tel Aviv on Fire")

Arabic, Hebrew w/English subtitles

February 29, 2020, 9:15 pm – 10:55 pm, Fifth Avenue Cinemas

Festivals and Awards

Winner - Best Screenplay; Awards of the Israeli Film Academy

Winner - Best Screenplay; Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Winner - Best in World Cinema; Sarasota Film Festival

Winner - Best Film; Seattle International Film Festival

Winner - Best Film; Venice Film Festival

Winner - Best Actor; Venice Film Festival

The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival runs from February 27 to March 8th, 2020

Here is the link to see the other films playing, dates & times showing:


To hear the full audio interview with Robert please see below:

Thank you for listening to the interview and more reviews and interviews to come on

©Kyle Froman, www.kylefromanphotography.com "An offstage view of a performance,

from IN THE WINGS: BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET, by Kyle Froman." Used by Permission (2013-2020)

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