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This year’s SJFF REEL Difference Award recipient is Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, and internet pioneer Tiffany Shlain, whose Let it Ripple film studio makes impactful films and creates global social initiatives (Character Day, Technology Shabbats) that explore the intersection of technology, (Jewish) identity and connection that shape our lives. She will take us on an exhilarating tour of her acclaimed films and present a new, interactive, documentary art form she calls “Spoken Cinema”—a live narration of her films as the soundtrack plays in the background. Audience participation encouraged!

Special Event: Closing Night Centerpiece Film, Award and Reception.

REEL Difference Award Recipient

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Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author, public speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. She is also the co-founder of two global initiatives, Character Day and 50/50 Day, uniting over 100,000 live events of film and discussion about important issues shaping our lives all linked together online with speakers and one theme. Character Day explores questions and research around living a life of meaning and purpose with her films  30,000 DAYS and THE SCIENCE OF CHARACTER as the centerpiece. 50/50 Day focuses on gender equity, using her film 50/50 RETHINKING THE PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF WOMEN + POWER. Tiffany’s films and work have received more than 80 awards and distinctions including premieres at the Sundance Film Festival and a Disruptive Innovation Award from Tribeca Film Festival.  The State Department uses her films to represent America around the world. She serves on the Leadership Board of The Center on Media and Child Health at Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital and she is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute. Tiffany and her husband, robotics professor Ken Goldberg, have two children and for the past eight years have turned off all screens for one day a week for what they call their “Technology Shabbats,” which she has explored in a lot of her work.

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"Spoken Cinema" and Film Details:

THE TRIBE | Documentary Short | USA | 2005 | 18m
THE MAKING OF A MENSCH | Documentary Short | USA | 2015 | 11m
TECHNOLOGY SHABBATS | Documentary/Animation Short | USA | 2013 | English | 7m
50/50: RETHINKING THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF WOMEN IN POWER | Documentary Short | USA | 2016 | 20m
THE WHOLE CINEMAGILLAH | Participatory Short | USA | 2017 | 12m
SPOKEN CINEMA “30,000 DAYS” | 11m



Event Sponsors: Madison Park Café Catering | Karen Binder, Rusty’s Famous Cheesecakes
Community Partner: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle