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Jewish Film Festival

A glimpse into the world of Jewish life

June 24th, 2018
Berlin Global, News from Berlin
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The Jewish Film Festival captures the diversity of Jewish life on celluloid. For two weeks, filmmakers from all over the world present a varied program.

This year commemorates the 24th edition of Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg. A total of 42 feature films, documentary films and short films are to be seen at this year’s edition from 26 June to 5 July in 13 venues. This year’s theme is “No Fake Jews” providing a platform for current Jewish and Israeli films as well as cultural events to depict Jewish life, to expose open yet covert anti-Semitism and to recall the past. The festival takes film fans on a journey around the world of Jewish and Israeli filmmaking and features some of the best and latest productions from different countries. Some of the films shown were made in Israel, one of the most exciting filmmaking countries of the world.

Founded in 1995 on the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Berlin/Potsdam Jewish Film Festival is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. This unique cultural event in Germany, aimed at film lovers of any background, is a showcase for new cinema that explores Jewish life in Germany and around the world.

The Festival offers perspectives rarely seen in the daily stream of headlines and broadcast news. The film screenings provide a lively forum for dialogue and debate about a wide range of issues, drawing larger audiences every year. In addition to broadcasting some of the best values of Jewish culture, the festival honors successful directors with the Gershon Klein Film Prizes, which are endowed by the Klein family with € 7,000 annually.

It is the largest forum for Jewish and Israeli film in Germany, the oldest and most important cultural event of its kind and an essential part of the diverse Jewish life in Berlin and Brandenburg.


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