2022 Boston Jewish Film Festival – Guests

Desirée Abeyta, Director, Anne

Desirée Abeyta is a Telly Award winning actor, filmmaker, and producer, known for exploring social and feminist themes through a hopeful lens. Her debut short film, An Invitation to Tea, was one of 5 recipients of the “Inwood Artworks Filmmaker Grant” in 2019 and has since received several awards including: multiple Audience Choice, Best New Director, and Excellence in Filmmaking awards at various festivals. She has been described as a strong visual artist drawn to diverse and engaging storytelling. She currently moonlights as a senior producer with Vox Media.

Mayer Adelberg, Director, The Rock Collection

Mayer Adelberg is a Jewish filmmaker and youth professional. His goal as a filmmaker is to make emotions tangible and visceral. Mayer formerly worked in film as a location sound mixer. He holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University. He currently works as the Director of Youth Engagement at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, M.D.

Eva Anikso, Producer, Remember This

Eva Anisko is an award-winning producer with experience spearheading social issue documentaries, news and public affairs series, and multi-platform programming, including: Emmy-winning feature documentary, The Armor Of Light (dir. Abigail Disney), Blueprint America, Emmy Award-winning Exposé: America’s Investigative Reports, and the sustainable design series, Design: e2, narrated by Brad Pitt. Other films include: Buffalo Returns (dir. Gini Reticker); In The Footsteps Of Marco Polo; Beyond The Motor City; and A Place In Time (dir. Angelina Jolie). Eva received her B.A. from Georgetown University and M.Ed. from Harvard University.