Sabina Vajrača, a Bosnian-American filmmaker, wins the Claims Conference’s Short Film, Large Subject Emerging Filmmaker Contest
The film contest of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) is for emerging directors focused on the Holocaust. This year, the contest received thirty-nine applications from seven countries. Gideon Taylor, President of the Claims Conference, said:
“The Claims Conference is pleased to provide a new generation of filmmakers the opportunity to bring to life the memory and lessons of the Holocaust. We are proud to facilitate the creation of these narratives and documentaries. Film is a critical medium when it comes to telling the story of the Shoah, and it is an incredible opportunity to support these directors as they share their unique lens on this history. This film comes at another pivotal moment in history when we are witnessing the importance of standing up – of not being a bystander.”
The winning film is inspired by a true story of two heroic families: one risked their lives during the Holocaust — the other returned the favor five decades later!