The JFI/JSP Momentum Award

Co-created by the Jewish Film Institute and Jewish Story Partners, the JFI/JSP Momentum Award is an annual $5,000 accelerator grant given to a jointly-selected documentary film for its piercing exploration of Jewish culture, life, and experience.

Award Recipients

2022 Momentum Award

My Name is Andrea (Dir. Pratibha Parmar)

Pratibha Parmar (Khush, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, Queen Sugar) is at work on her upcoming feature My Name is Andrea, a hybrid film about one of the most controversial and misunderstood figures of the twentieth century: feminist writer and public intellectual Andrea Dworkin. Featuring rare archival footage and startling performances by Ashley Judd, Soko, Amandla Stenberg, Andrea Riseborough, and Christine Lahti, My Name is Andrea traces pivotal moments in the life of this fearless fighter who demanded that women be seen as fully human.

Watch: Inaugural JFI/JSP Momentum Award Presentation at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

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