The 22nd Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2024

The 22nd Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) will be held in person & online Poland-wide. The screenings will take place in Warsaw at the POLIN Museum and MURANOW cinema from November 4th to November 10th 2024. From November 15th to November 30th some films will be available online, Poland-wide on VOD.WARSZAWA.pl.

The Main Festival Partner is the POLIN Museum and the Main Festival Sponsor is the City of Warsaw.

FESTIVAL'S IDEA

WJFF has been a destination for international award-winning films on Jewish topics and themes since 2003, which makes it the oldest festival of this kind in Poland and Eastern Europe. 

Festival has 22 years of experience in offering the finest film & educational programs to audiences across Warsaw city and Poland-wide. Since its first edition has welcomed hundreds of thousands of filmgoers and guests from around the world, and presented over 1000 international films from nearly 30 countries, which were selected at the world famous film festivals. Films that premiered at the WJFF have gone on to win major awards worldwide (The Academy Award-winning films: Ida, West Bank Story, The Pianist). 

The Festival has grown to include a variety of arts and media – from film workshops and student film productions, through culinary workshops, online screenings & live webinars, to a music performances and photo exhibits.

The Festival also prides itself on its in-depth post-screening conversations with filmmakers and other experts run throughout the year in few other cities in Poland as: Krakow, Wroclaw, Plonsk, Lodz, Gdansk.

MISSION

Promoting Jewish culture and history, presenting the diversity of Jewish communities in Poland and worldwide, preserving the Jewish heritage in Poland, and cultivating the memory of the Holocaust.

Our goal is to give Jewish and non-Jewish filmgoers the opportunity to get acquainted with a different perspective of Jewish issues reflected on the screen. Furthermore, our goal is to offer compelling and memorable film programs to as large an audience as 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.

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Film and art makes our lives reach and meaningful. By supporting cultural events we build bridges to the multicultural dialog and we create the society based on a tolerance and understanding to others. Now each and every one of us can become an Ambassador of arts! Donate now!

By making a donation you contribute to the statutory activities of our Foundation (the main organizer of the annual Warsaw Jewish Film Festival), that include not only annual Jewish Film Festival, but also educational and cultural programs which we organize all year round (https://wjff.pl/en/projects).

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.

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For further information, please e-mail our Executive Director: Magda Makarczuk Strehlau at warsawjff@wjff.pl

THE MAIN FESTIVAL PARTNER IS THE POLIN MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF POLISH JEWS.

THE FESTIVAL IS CO-FINANCED BY THE CITY OF WARSAW.


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