THE 17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl) will take place on November 18-24, 2019. The MAIN FESTIVAL PARTNER IS THE POLIN MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS.

WJFF.pl is the first ever and the largest Jewish Film Festival in Poland and eastern Europe. Established in 2003 has 16 years of experience acquiring some of the finest international, thematically Jewish, films. Movies which are dedicated to exploring Jewish culture, history and contemporary life of Jewish communities from around the globe. Since the first edition in 2003, we showed our audience more than 600 movies from 30 countries.


Our mission is to preserve the Jewish heritage in Poland, cultivate the memory of the Holocaust, promote Jewish culture, and to present the diversity of Jewish communities worldwide. Our goal is to give Jewish and non-Jewish movie-goers the opportunity to get acquainted with different perspectives of Jewish issue reflected on the screen. Further, our goal is to offer compelling and memorable movies to as large an audience possible. We encourage our audience to a discussion about Jewish identity and to strive against stereotypes and anti-Semitism, in order to stimulate more tolerant attitudes and a greater respect for the human rights of all people and nations.

The festival has an international competition with the Camera of David Awards 

The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl) loves to promote filmmakers working with Jewish themes. Our festival has an international competition with the CAMERA of DAVID Awards. Our team selected and awarded dozens of movies which later won OSCARS & awards at the biggest world-famous festivals. Each year we present CAMERA of DAVID AWARDS in the following categories:

    • GRAND PRIX - The Best Film of the Festival
    • Best Narrative Feature
    • Best Documentary Feature
    • Best Narrative Short
    • Best Documentary Short
    • Best Actress
    • Best Actor
    • Best Director
    • Best Screenplay
    • Best Cinematographer
    • Best Music & Sound
    • Audience Award


Our Festival is a member of the Association of European Jewish Film Festivals. 

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By making a donation you contribute to the statutory activities of our Foundation (the main organiser of the annual Warsaw Jewish Film Festival WJFF.pl), that include not only Jewish Film Festival, but also educational and cultural programs which we organise all year round (post-festival educational screenings all over Poland, as well as unique workshops for young filmmakers JFW in cooperation with the Jerusalem Film Festival).

Giving a donation to our Foundation is very easy: under the button below you will find our donation box, where you could send donation using very secure electronic payment system PayPal.

Your 100% tax-deductible gift to the Camera of David Foundation thanks to our fiscal partner: FRACTURED ATLAS. Fractured Atlas's fiscal sponsorship program helps artists and arts organisations raise money from charitable sources.

You can donate directly on the FRACTURED ATLAS website as well: CLICK HERE.

For more information contact us at: warsawjff@wjff.pl

    • Organiser: The Camera of David Foundation WJFF.pl
    • Main Partner: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
    • Festival Founder: Daniel Strehlau
    • Festival Executive Director: Magda Makarczuk
    • PR & Marketing Manager: Ignacy Strączek
    • Film department: Kamil Puczko, Lihi Negler, films@wjff.pl
    • Social media: Paulina Płochocka
    • Graphic design: Mariusz Filipowicz, Karolina Michałowska-Filipowicz
    • Volunteers department: mediawjff@wjff.pl
    • Contact: warsawjff@wjff.pl

More information about the program of the 17th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2019 soon!

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