"While we might sound like an ethnic or religious film festival, we are actually an incredible window into the Jewish world."
What kinds of films are on your program? We are cementing our reputation for delivering stimulating and diverse cinema that engages audiences from within and beyond the Jewish community, with a selection of 60 mesmerising Australian premiere documentaries, features, TV series and shorts. Both a celebration and exploration of this gloriously eclectic culture, the award-winning program showcases works from as far afield as Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Latvia, Romania, South Africa, United Kingdom and the USA, with a special emphasis on the foremost films to emerge from Israel in the past year.
What is your pick of the festival and why? Fauda! It is the hottest new television series to come out of Israel and I am so excited that we are screening the entire series at JIFF. It's fantastic to be able to offer audiences the experience to binge-watch this brilliant new show, reflecting the current trend of TV being just as valuable as the movies.
What makes your festival stand out from other film festivals? While we might sound like an ethnic or religious film festival, we are actually an incredible window into the Jewish world. We present so many different global Jewish experiences and select high quality films to suit all different audiences.
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When & where is your festival? 28 Oct—18 Nov, Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction
4—29 Nov, Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick