Founded in 2003, the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival was created to reawaken Warsaw’s Jewish past, with its subsequent success evidenced by its growing stature in both Poland and abroad.
Taking place for the 17th time, this year’s festival runs from the 18th to the 24th of November and will be held in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Helios Cinema, JCC Warsaw and the Center for Yiddish Culture.
Dedicated to the world-renowned, Łódź-born film producer Artur Brauner, this year’s festival will kick-off with an opening ceremony featuring a screening of the film “Cresendo #makemusicnotwar”, directed by Dror Zahavi and produced by the daughter of the Honorary Camera of David Award winner, Alice Brauner.
The story of an outstanding conductor who creates a Palestinian-Israeli orchestra, it tells the story of two groups of talented musicians, led by the emancipated Palestinian Layla and the handsome Jew Ron.
Deeply mistrustful of each other, will these young people, affected by terrorist attacks and occupation, find a way to bridge their differences and forget about hatred during the weeks of rehearsals in South Tyrol? The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film creators.
The program of the 17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival will include over 30 new Jewish films from Poland, Israel, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, the United States and Great Britain. Admission to all screenings is free.
The event is held under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski and the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Adam Struzik. The festival is organized by the Camera of David WJFF.pl Foundation.
17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, November 18-24, 2019
POLIN Museum ul. Anielewicza 6
Helios Cinema Al. Jerozolimskie 179
JCC Warsaw ul. Chmielna Street 9a
Center for Yiddish Culture ul. Andersa 15
Organizer: Fundacja Kamera Dawida