The Last Flight of Petr Ginz was recently honored with the Avner Shalev-Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award in the Jewish Experience competition at the Jerusalem International Film Festival. The award, presented by the Yad Vashem Visual Center, recognizes artistic achievement in Holocaust related films.
In a statement regarding its award decision, the jury commented: “The filmmakers treat the valuable materials, drawings, stories and diary of Peter, with the talent, respect and sensitivity that they deserve. They integrate into the story original animation, loyal to Petr’s visual style. The film is a monument to Petr, whose talent is an inspiration for children, adults and artists everywhere.”
The award is endowed by Leon and Michaela Constantiner.