Festival

The 15th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl), will take place from November 24th to November 30th, 2017 at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and JCC Warsaw.

The POLIN Museum is the festival’s main partner. This year’s edition is dedicated to Jerzy Hoffman, who will be awarded the Honorary Camera of David in appreciation for his contribution to Polish cinema and his unique sensitivity to Jewish subjects. The 15th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival is held under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Warsaw Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz and the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Adam Struzik.

The  program includes over 40 films, features and documentaries, from Israel, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, the United States, Canada, Russia, Argentina, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Australia and Germany.

The festival opening ceremony will take place on November 24th at 7:30 pm at the POLIN Museum and will feature the screening of the Hungarian film “1945” (dir. Ferenc Török), a moving story about Jewish-Hungarian relations right after World War 2. The film received many international awards (Berlinale 2017 – Audience Award, San Francisco JFF 2017 – Best Film, Vienna JFF – Audience Award).

The program of the 15th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival also includes a preview of the film “Foxtrot” by Samuel Maoz (November 25th at 8:45 pm), this year’s winner of the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

The newest film of the director of the critically acclaimed “Lebanon” was awarded at many international festivals (International Toronto FF 2017, Camerimage 2017, 8 awards of the Israeli Film Academy).

The festival closing ceremony will be held on November 30th at 8 pm at the Polin Museum and will feature the Polish premiere of the Israeli documentary “BEN-GURION, Epilogue” (dir. Yariv Mozer).

It is a unique portrait of one of the most important modern politicians and presents a convincing vision of Israel’s future. Presented at many international festivals (award of the Israeli Film Academy for the Best Documentary, Toronto Jewish FF 2017, Boston Jewish FF 2017, UK Jewish FF 2017).

Admission is free to all screenings (apart from the ticketed screening of “Foxtrot”: tickets cost 10 zl and can be purchased here: www.polin.pl and at the POLIN Museum’s ticket office ).

 

Program of the 15th WJFF - CLICK HERE

 

The screenings take place at the POLIN Museum (6 Anielewicza Street) and JCC Warsaw (9A Chmielna Street).

 

Contact: films@wjff.pl

Media contact: Ignacy Strączek, tel. 609 383 521, e-mail: ignacy.straczek@gmail.com

PRESS KIT:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1iNTIaSzA8epeSvurare9GPCzRZoybnl4

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Website: http://www.wjff.pl

Organiser: David Camera Foundation WJFF.pl

Main Partner:  POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews