Sara L. Rubin served as the Executive Director of The Boston Jewish Film Festival from 1997-2008 and as Artistic Director from 2009-2011. She is currently Artistic Director Emerita. She is a Board Member of the Women’s Suffrage Celebration of MA (WSCC). Ms. Rubin authored a chapter on Raoul Peck’s film, Sometimes in April, for the book Through a Lens Darkly: Films of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing, edited by John J. Machalczyk and Raymond G. Helmick (Peter Lang Publishing, 2013). She has served as moderator for numerous question-and-answer sessions with film professionals, and has reviewed proposals for film grants, including for the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (HBI). A recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres du Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication de France, Ms. Rubin also received the Image Award from Women in Film/Video New England, as well as an award for collaboration from the Boston-based Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, Boston. A regular attendee at the Berlinale Film Festival since 2009, she has also attended the Flaherty Film Seminar. In addition, she consults to filmmakers, both here and abroad, seeking wider audiences for their films. Ms. Rubin graduated with a BA in English literature from Cornell University, and spent the early part of her career in marketing communications positions.