16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
The 16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival is a chance to see new feature and documentary films that will compete for the awards granted in twelve categories.
12, 17, 18 November (Monday, Saturday, Sunday), free admission, details: www.wjff.pl
The 16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival will take place at the POLIN Museum, Praha Cinema and JCC Warsaw. Apart from organizing the festival, the Camera of David Foundation WJFF.pl also focuses on education and popularization of Jewish culture. This year’s program includes 30 new films from Israel, the United States, the Netherlands, France and Germany. The 16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival is dedicated to the late Israeli actress and director Ronit Elkabetz and will feature a retrospective of her works.
As always, the program will include various sections: Modern Israeli Cinema (featuring Amos Gitai’s new movie “A Tramway in Jerusalem”), German Cinema on Jewish Subjects, Culinary Films and Films about the Polish Righteous. The organizers are trying to focus on modern Jewish life in the Diaspora and in Israel, films on Jewish history and tradition, as well as films about the Holocaust. This year’s program will feature many new movies, Polish premieres, films awarded at international festivals and socially conscious productions: shorts and feature films, animations and documentaries. The WJFF also includes many Polish premieres: Red Cow (dir. Tsivia Barkai-Yacov), Fig Tree (dir. Alamork Davidian), The Oslo Diaries (dir. Mor Loushy, Daniel Sivan), The Last Supper (dir. Florian Frerichs), The Accountant from Auschwitz (dir. Matthew Shoychet) and The Four Sisters: Baluty (dir. Claude Lanzmann). The organizers are also planning two Warsaw premieres: Etgar Keret. Based on a True Story (dir. Stephane Kaas) and Kichka: Life Is a Cartoon (dir. Delfina Jałowik).
The organizers of the festival try to present many different perspectives and show the diversity of modern Jewish life. Admission to all events and screenings of the 16th Warsaw Jewish Festival is free.
The 16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival It is held under the honorary patronage of the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Adam Struzik.
Organizer: Kamera Dawida Foundation
Partner: POLIN Museum