Hanna Film, a film festival that launched in France in 2012, has become the target of anti-Semitic threats, according to the festival’s organizers.
The film festival has been at the centre of a scandal in France over its treatment of a group of Jewish women who had been subjected to sexual abuse in the 1960s and 1970s.
In June, the French government ordered the film festival to pay the family of one of the victims €1.5 million ($2.1 million) in damages and set aside €1 million to help the family.
The family of the French actress, Marguerite Fauré, had sought the money to pay for the funeral expenses of her mother and sister who died in custody at the age of 10.
The French government has also ordered the release of the documentary film about the events that led to the arrest of Faurés mother, who has denied the accusations.
Faurés family has also asked the French courts to order the release to the public of the footage from the film.
“It’s a very serious situation, as it is a case of child abuse and the family has the right to defend itself,” said Olivier Dauphin, president of the National Council of the Jewish Community in France.
“The families are defending themselves in the court, and the court is defending itself in the family.”
Hanna Film was founded by French actress Jean-Paul Ravel, who in 1968 was the first person to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
It was later renamed to the National Film Foundation (FNH) after the French Film Industry Council.