Past Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Icon Award Honorees include...
2016: Lawrence Kasdan (Screenwriter, Director, Producer)
The 2016 Icon Award honoree is perhaps best known for his writing credits on the Star Wars films Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, or perhaps the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, which kicked off the Indiana Jones franchise.
2019: Itzhak Perlman (World renowned Israeli-American musician)
The 2019 Icon Award honoree is a virtuoso of the violin. In his repertoire of film music, Perlman is best known for his collaboration with composer John Williams on the Oscar-winning score of Schindler’s List, as well as Disney’s Fantasia 2000, Memoirs of a Geisha, and the martial arts epic Hero.