Festival

16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl) will take place on November 12-18, 2018.
The Main Festival Partner is 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 15 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.

MISSION

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. 

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2018 ALREADY OPENED!


SUBMIT YOUR MOVIE TO the 2018 competition now:

WJFF.pl film competition general rules click here.
 

More information about the program of 16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival soon!


Be part of our festival! Become our sponsor, partner or volunteer! Contact us!
 
  • 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
  • Social media: Maria Zawadzka
  • Website administration: www.greytree.pl
  • Graphic design: Mariusz Filipowicz, Karolina Michałowska-Filipowicz
  • Film department: films@wjff.pl
  • Volunteers department: wolontariat@wjff.pl
  • Contact: mediawjff@wjff.pl

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