Oral historian turned documentary filmmaker interested in language, poetry, and nature.
Company
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Christa is a documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on language, culture, and identity. Her debut feature documentary, Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?), debuted at the Miami Jewish Film Festival in April 2021 and has been screened at festivals including the Boston Jewish Film Festival and NHDocs. Previously, Christa has directed and produced half a dozen short documentaries.
Originally from Northern California, Christa holds a BA from Smith College in Comparative Literature and Dance, and is currently pursuing an MBA at the Isenberg School of Management. She has spent the past decade traveling near and far in search of Yiddish stories as the director of the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, gaining skills in filmmaking, video production, and archival preservation along the way.
Official selection
Who Will Remain?
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
San Diego, California
2022
Official selection
Who Will Remain?
JxJ 2021 Festival
Washington, DC
2021
Official Selection
Who Will Remain?
Miami Jewish Film Festival
Miami, Florida
2021
The Antonio Ripoll Award for Best Editing of a Feature Film
Who Will Remain?
St Andrews Film Festival
St. Andrews, Scotland
Best Documentary
Who Will Remain?
Switzerland International Film Festival
Official Selection
Who Will Remain?
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Boston, MA
Best Director Feature Film, Best Debut Filmmaker Feature Film, and Best Film Made by Women
Who Will Remain?
Museum Talkies International Film Festival
Kochi
Official Selection
Who Will Remain?
Iconic Images Film Festival
Vilnius
Semifinalist
Who Will Remain?
Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island
Official Selection
Who Will Remain?
Golden Harvest Film Festival
Tokyo
Finalist
Who Will Remain?
Continental Film Festival
Barcelona
Finalist
Who Will Remain?
Near Nazareth Film Festival
Afula
Semifinalist
Who Will Remain?
Dumbo Film Festival
New York
Official selection
Who Will Remain?
Roma Cinema DOC
Rome
Award of Recognition: Documentary Feature
Who Will Remain?
ImpactDOCS Film Awards
Award of Recognition: Documentary Feature and Award of Merit: Jewish
Who Will Remain?
IndieFEST Film Awards
Finalist
Who Will Remain?
Madrid Film Awards
Madrid
Best Feature Documentary
Who Will Remain?
Luleå International Film Festival Award
Luleå
Official Selection
Who Will Remain?
Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Virtual Jewish Film Festival
Boca Raton, FL
Best Short Film Director, Best Short Film Editing
BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy
V.i.Z. Film Fest
Official Selection
BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy
Blu-Hill Film Festival
Official Selection
BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy
SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL
Sacramento, California
College
Smith College
Comparative Literature
20052009
College
Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst
Business Administration
2020Present
Current City
Northampton, Massachusetts
Hometown
Kensington, California
Oral historian turned documentary filmmaker interested in language, poetry, and nature.
Company
Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
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