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Lost islands , Reshef Levi

Godina je 1980, a mjesto Kefar Sava, gradić jednostavnih ljudi u Izraelu.  Obitelj Levy je sretna, bučna, šarolika i složna obitelj s osam članova. Otac je građevinar po struci i fanatično uzgaja kaktuse koje nalazi u okolini te stalno propovijeda djeci o važnosti ispunjenja snova. Čovjek bez sna, kako otac kaže, mrtav je čovjek.  Majka obitelji juri po kući s posudama i tavicama punim hrane te podučava djecu jednoj vrlini: potpunoj odanosti obitelji. Moraju štiti jedan drugog po svaku cijenu, ... More

Saviors in the night , Ludi Boeken

SAVIORS IN THE NIGHT (UNTER BAUERN) is based on the memories of Marga Spiegel. In her narrative, published in 1965, she describes how courageous farmers in southern Münsterland hid her, her husband Siegfried {named Menne} and their little daughter Karin from 1943 until 1945, thus saving them from deportation to the extermination camps in the East. The film tells this story of survival with a sense for the absurd in daily life and not without the typical Westphalian humor. Without ... More

I want to remember he wants to forget , Eitan Oren

Fifty years ago in Skopje, Macedonia, Solomon Adizes and his son Isaac were sent by the Italians and Bulgarians to a concentration camp. Disguised as Muslims, they managed to escape to Albania, where they found sanctuary with Muslim villagers. Solomon pretended to be a doctor and earned a reputation throughout the entire region. After the war, they returned to Yugoslavia and from there immigrated to Israel. Fifty years later Professor Isaac Adizes and his father Solomon return to the concentration ... More

As seen through these eyes , Hilary Helstein

As Maya Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own hands to make a compelling statement about the human spirit, enduring against unimaginable odds... Nagrade: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Audience Award), Warsaw International Film Festival of Jewish Motifs (Bronze Phoenix Award, Best Documentary), International Jewish Film ... More

Strangers , Erez Tadmor/ Guy Nattiv

6 days in the lives of Eyal , an Israeli living in a kibutz, and Rana, a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely. Eyal, who came to meet his accidental girlfriend, and Rana who came to cheer the French team, are forced to share as apartment and spend three intensive days together. As the final match approaches, their relationship tightens and they fall ... More

Into the Arms of Strangers , Mark Jonathan Harris

The stunning, heartrending documentary feature directed by Mark Jonathan Harris and narrated by Judi Dench, details the rescue of 10,000 German, Austrian, and Czechoslovakian Jewish children just prior to the outbreak of WWII. A labor of love for producer Deborah Oppenheimer, whose mother was part of the kindertransport, the documentary combines powerful testimonies from now elderly--kinder--with rare archival film footage. Following the Kristallnacht pogroms in November 1938, a mission began to remove Jewish ... More

The House on August Street , Ayelet Bargor

The House on August Street  tells the remarkable, unknown story of Beate Berger, a German Jew who single-handedly rescued over 100 children during the Holocaust, smuggling them from Berlin to Palestine in the 1930s. Berger, founder of the  “ Beith Ahawah”  (House of Love) Children’s Home, was quick to recognize the Nazi threat and resolved to protect ” her” 120 children who lived  under her care in August street 14-16… Awards: CIRCOM Regional, European Association of Regional Television (Grand Prix Award), ... More

Simon Konianski , Micha Wald

Simon Konianski, 35, has returned to live temporarily with his father. They make life unbearable for each other. To add spice to this situation, Uncle Maurice and Aunt Mala, Ernest's brother and sister, meddle in everything and, notably, try to find a "nice little Jewish girl" for Simon to marry. When Ernest passes away, Simon fulfils his father's last request: bury him in the village where he was born, in the depths of Ukraine. And so Simon finds himself caught ... More

The Tunnel , Gennady Kuchuk

Two enemies trapped together way down in the depths of a weapon smuggling tunnel, under the Israeli-Gaza border.

Hidden children , Fabrice Genestal

Robert and Gérald Finaly, two little Jewish boys, are hidden fiom the Nazis in a French Catholic orphanage during World War II while their parents are deported and die in concentration camps. Their aunt who lives in Israel asks for the orphans. But the Church refuses to give them back, having them baptised, converted and raised in Catholic religion in the meanwhile. Starts then a very polemic trial that becomes a national affair during five years…

The woman from Sarajevo , Ella Alterman / Ruth Diskin

Sara Pizatnich, the protagonist of the film, travels with her daughter Stella back to their home town, Sarajevo. Zineba Hardaga, Sara's mother, was the first Muslim woman to be honored as a "Righteous among the Nations". Zineba's family hid the Jewish Kabilio family during World War II, thus saving them from certain death…

Forgotten transport to Estonia , Lukas Pribyl / Lukáš Přibyl

On September 5, 1942, a transport of a thousand Czech Jews arrives to Estonia. Several dozen young women are separated and as their families board blue buses, the girls are required to help load the luggage onto trucks. When they reach the Jägala camp, they are in for a shock. After a thorough body search, the commandant announces to them that their families have been sent to a better-equipped, heated camp. The bewildered girls soon form an extremely tight-knit group ... More

The Brothers Warner , Cass Warner

THE BROTHERS WARNER is an intimate portrait of the four film pioneers who founded and ran Warner Bros. for over 50 years. Its written, directed and in the voice of Cass Warner Sperling, Harry Warners granddaughter. Their epic story includes never before seen photos and footage and unfolds through the eyes of family members and those who personally knew them, and experienced the Golden Years of Hollywood. This is the inside story of the little known major player in the ... More

The key from Spain , Ankica Petrovic

According to legend, when the Jews were expelled from Spain in 1492, they took with them the keys to their homes and their synagogues in the hope that they would one day return. They never did return, but their spanish cultural heritage remained a powerful influence on their lives and their art.In this uplifting tale of survival and continuation, acclaimed Sephardic folksinger, Flory Jagoda, tells the story of her life, of all our lives...

Ajami , Scandar Copty / Yaron Shani

A powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood-a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians-and told through the eyes of a cross-section of the city’s inhabitants: a young Israeli (Shahir Kabaha) fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian refugee (Ibrahim Frege) working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery, a Jewish police detective (Eran Naim) obsessed with finding his missing brother, and an affluent Palestinian (Scandar Copti) dreaming of a ... More

On the Road to Tel Aviv , Khen Shalem

“On the Road to Tel-Aviv” is a drama (with comedy elements) that shows how, under the tense reality of war and terror, enemies can sometimes find themselves in the same boat (or in the same bus). It is a story of a young Israeli who finds himself in a frightening situation when a suspicious looking Arab woman enters the same bus as his fiancée. He then tries to get his fiancée out of the bus without creating too much of ... More

Berlin 36 , Kaspar Heidelbach

Berlin, 1936. The U.S. threatens to boycott the Olympic games because of Hitler's racial policies. They insist that Nazi Germany allow Jews on their team, and specifically demand the participation of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann (Karoline Herfurth), the leading high jumper of her time. The Nazis reluctantly decide to include her, but to make sure she doesn't win a gold medal, they send in a rival, the unknown Marie Ketteler (1) (Sebastian Urzendowsky). Their coach, a rabid Nazi, uses ... More

Righteous Stepinac , Jakov Sedlar

Righteous Stepinac is the only film entirely about Blessed Alojzije Stepinac, and key events for the Croatian people in the 20 century...

Killing Kasztner , Gaylen Ross

Israel’s most inflammatory political trial and assassination of the 1950s, of Rezso Kasztner, including the first chilling interview with his murderer.... How much should you negotiate with the enemy? In Israel, the debate over that question evoked fury to the point of assassination. Such was the case of Kasztner, a Hungarian Jew who tried to rescue the last million Jews of Europe by negotiating face to face with Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann...

Stars will never die , Helene Maimann

Thousands of young people took part in the biggest contemporary history project of Austria’s Second Republic – “A Letter To the Stars”, and concerned themselves with the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime of terror. Four of them accompanied four survivors, victims and rescuers during the filming of the documentary “The Stars will Never Die”. Helene Maimann’s film tells the story of bravery and the courage of convictions, rescued lives, love stories and ... More

Where are you going Moshe? , Hassan Benjellon

In the beginning of 1960s after Morocco gained its independence, great number of Moroccan Jews secretly left the country to go to Israel. Jews from a little town of Bejjad gathered around their rabbi to prepare for the departure. But there's trouble: can Berbeq'ha, crazy guy who thinks he is a general, go as well? When Mustapha, the owner of the only bar in town founds out that all the Jews are leaving, he starts to panic. If all the ... More

God and Co. , Stephen & Joel Levinson

EPISODE 1, 3': Not if You Were the Last Panda on Earth Aboard Noah's ark, some of God's creatures won't get with the program. Featuring the voices of Bob Balaban, Jonathan Katz, Tami Sagher, Aaron Bleyaert and Jess Lane. EPISODE 2, 3': Getting There is Half the Fun Moses leads the people to the promised land. Featuring the voices of Todd Barry, Joe DeRosa, Jonathan Katz, Livia Scott and Shek Baker. EPISODE 3, 5': Bound for Gory The Sacrifice of Issac. Featuring the voices of ... More

Adieu meres , Mohamed Ismail

The year is 1960, the place Morocco. Brahim a Muslim, and Henry a Jew are associates in a sawmill. They are boned by a friendship that stretches back to their childhood. Fatima and Ruth, their respective wives are also close and work in the same insurance company. Fatima cannot have children and she is particularly attached to Ruth’s children, Avi and Aida whom she considers like her own. Economy difficulties have hit Morocco, and as is often the case in ... More

Mauricette , Eli Tauber / Zoran Kubura

Documentary "Mauricette" is a memory of a family which culturally and intellectually marked the center of Sarajevo after the WWII. At the same time, it is a story about big love, humanity and sacrifice. The film is showing us lives of two brave people who saved one Jewish kid from Nazi destruction. The Holocaust museum "Yad Vashem" recognized those people as Righteousness among Nations. This is a story about times when neighbors were human...

The song of life , Tony Lykouressis

The odyssey of the Jewish community on the island of Zakynthos (Zante), from the mid-15th century to the present day. In particular the film describes the case, unique in the whole of Europe, of a Jewish community that did not lose a single one of its approximately 300 members during the Nazi occupation of Greece as the island's bishop and mayor at that time, with the support of Zakynthos' Christians, saved all their Jewish country-men from persecution by the German ... More

Not Idly By: Peter Bergson, America and the Holocaust , Pierre Sauvage

Film provides the challenging testimony of Peter Bergson (Hillel Kook), a Palestinian Jew who came to America in 1940.  After seeing the November 1942 news reports indicating that the State Department had confirmed that the Jews of Europe were being mass murdered, the “Bergson Group” struggled to make saving the Jews of Europe an American objective... Winner - Documentary award, Toronto Jewish Film Festival

No.4 Street of our Lady , Barbara Bird / Judy Maltz & Richie Sherman

No. 4 Street of Our Lady tells the remarkable, yet little-known, story of Francisca Halamajowa, a Polish-Catholic woman who rescued 15 of her Jewish neighbors during the Holocaust by cleverly passing herself off as a Nazi sympathizer.  On the eve of World War II, more than 6,000 Jews lived in Sokal, a small town in Eastern Poland, now part of Ukraine. By the end of the war, only about 30 had survived, half of them rescued by Halamajowa. For close ... More

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas , Mark Herman

Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences... Awards: British Independent Film Awards (Best Actress), Chicago International Film Festival (Audience Choice Award)

Eyes wide open , Haim Tabakman

Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox  Jewish community, is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four  children. One day, he meets Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, and  soon falls in love with him. He then starts to neglect his family and  community life, swept away by his love and lust for Ezri. But guilt, torment  and pressure from the community will catch up with him, leading him to make a radical decision. Awards: International Ghent ... More

The Kiddush Man , Yitz Brilliant

A coming-of-age drama set in Israel, about 10-year-old Yoni, who each Sabbath attempts to sneak past curmudgeonly Mr. Katz into kiddush before the end of services.  But one day, Mr Katz is no where to be found. Awards: New York Jewish Student Film Festival (Best Short), National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, ASCAP Grant

Good evening Mr. Wallenberg , Kjell Grede

Raoul Wallenberg, aged 32, arrived in Budapest in July, 1944, on a life and death mission. His approach was unorthodox and his methods unconventional. In six short months he made possible the largest and most successful rescue of Jews during World War II. Raoul Wallenberg was taken prisoner by the Russians on January 17th, 1945. He was never released. The film deals exclusively with Raoul Wallenberg's final two or three weeks in Budapest (Christmas 1944 - January 1945). There are ... More

The Danish Solution , Karen Cantor / Camilla Kjærulff

The Danish Solution is about how the Jews in Denmark, helped by a massive citizen-driven action, escaped the Holocaust. This documentary presents an in-depth look at this remarkable episode in twentieth century Europe, highlighting unique characters and exploring why this rescue happened in Denmark and only there... Awards: CINE Golden Eagle Award, Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Special Director's Selection), Washington DC Jewish Film Festival (Second Place Documentary Film Category Audience Award)

The camp in Staro sajmiste , Marko Popović / Srđan Mitrović

The camp in Staro sajmiste was established by the Nazis in December 1941 on the territory of present-day Zemun which was then a part of the pro-Fascist puppet state of Independent State of Croatia – NDH. The Jewish camp in Sajmište – Judenlager Semlin, was one of the first concentration camps in Europe designated for the internment of Jews. From March 1941 until May 1942, about 7.000 Jews, mostly women, children and the elderly, were systematically murdered in a mobile ... More

House of Life , Allan Miller

This solemn yet joyous documentary tells the story of The Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague, the site of layer upon layer of buried members of the once-vibrant Jewish community of the ghetto. Two thirds of a million people from all over the world now visit the cemetery each year, and House of Life chronicles its history, which is rich in lore, mysticism, tradition and philosophy. Tales of great rabbis and philanthropists and the story ... More

Stars will never die , Helene Maimann

Thousands of young people took part in the biggest contemporary history project of Austria’s Second Republic – “A Letter To the Stars”, and concerned themselves with the victims and survivors of the Nazi regime of terror. Four of them accompanied four survivors, victims and rescuers during the filming of the documentary “The Stars will Never Die”. Helene Maimann’s film tells the story of bravery and the courage of convictions, rescued lives, love stories and danger overcome...

A Matter of Size , Sharon Maymon/Erez Tadmor

A group of fat people from the Israeli city of Ramla is fed up with the dictatorship of diets. They leave their dieting club and discover the world of sumo, where fat people like them are honored and appreciated. "A Matter of Size" is a movie about the coming out of the closet of fat people and about their ability to accept their fatness and relate positively to their body through the world of sumo... Awards: Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film ... More

Around Trip , Gur Bentwich

Joan of Arc, on her way to meet Zappa 69, runs into a man without a mobile, who changes the course of her life forever, or at least for the following hour Awards: Jerusalem Film Festival Awards (Best Short film)

Journey to Jerusalem , Ivan Nitchev

Two kids, German Jews accompanied by an old uncle are trying to escape from the raging fascists towards the land of their ancestors – Palestine. They have to reach Istanbul by train and then to proceed on board of a ship. The sudden death  of the uncle is the reason why the brother and sister instead in Istanbul happen at Sofia’s train station. Destiny has prepared the two children to meet a traveling artistic company and from this moment on ... More

The ships are full , Konstantin Bonev

The story we want to tell you happened during the years of the Second World War to thousands of children. Under the circumstances, they were Jewish children. In other time, under different circumstances they could have been our children. Our story is a reconstruction of a journey. The full of danger journey of a few thousand children saved from sure death. Despite the 50-year delay, the world learned about the saving of Bulgarian Jews…

Weapons of the Spirit , Pierre Sauvage

Sauvage’s much acclaimed, multi-award-winning feature documentary has been revised and updated since its original release in 1989.  One of the most widely used teaching tools about the Holocaust in classrooms in the United States—although not as yet in France—Weapons of the Spirit tells the story of the area of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France, the mostly Huguenot community that defied the Nazis and the collaborationist Vichy government: throughout the area, at one time or another, some 5,000 Jews were sheltered from ... More

Defamation , Yoav Shamir

What is anti-Semitism today, two generations after the Holocaust? In his continuing exploration of modern Israeli life, director Yoav Shamir (Checkpoint, 5 Days, Flipping Out) travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the “oldest hatred", and comes up with some startling answers. In this irreverent quest, he follows American Jewish leaders to the capitals of Europe, as they warn government officials of the growing threat of anti-Semitism... Awards: Traverse City Film Festival (The Stanley Kubrick Award), London ... More

Pizza in Auschwitz , Moshe Zimerman

Danny Chanoch, a Holocaust Survivor, has finally persuaded his grown-up children, Miri and Sagi, to travel with him to the death camps' remains in Lithuania and Poland. Along with them, he wants to fulfill a life-long fantasy: spending the night in his old barracks in Auschwitz.. Awards: Prize of the Youth Jury of the Filmschule, Doc Leipzig, Germany; The Golden Dragon prize, Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, Krakow, May 2009.; Grand Prix "best full- meter documentary" - Berdyansk ... More

The Loners , Renen Schorr

They were all on their own – two rejected foreigners, Russian speaking immigrants without family or friends. And if that wasn't enough, they were accused of treason. Even though they pleaded not guilty and demanded a retrial to prove their innocence, no one paid any attention to their demands. But Glory and Sasha, the two Golani soldiers who became inmates at a ghastly military prison, didn't come to terms with the humiliation. After losing their basic rights to freedom and ... More

John Rabe , Florian Gallenberger

1937. For nearly 30 years now, businessman JOHN RABE has been living with his wife DORA in the capital city of China, Nanking, where he heads the Siemens branch. It is difficult for him to hand over the reins of the branch office to his successor, WERNER FLIESS, and return to Berlin. He has learned to love the country, and he knows that while he is a man of influence here, at the Siemens headquarters in Berlin he will be ... More

Closing Party , Tvornica Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip bb

Finally we prepared a real specialty for you – the spectacular closing in cooperation with the association of audio-visual arts Confusion. The closing will be held on Saturday May, 29th in the old factory Jedinstvo with the main guests of the evening, the famous band from Vienna KU BO aka Stereotyp. Next to KU BO there will be performances of the hosts, the Confusion DJ’s and responsible for the screen setup and VJ-ing will be ... More

FILM SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY MAY 28th POSTPONED

Dear guest due to electricity problems in cinema Europe, we had to postpone morning film projections by one hour. First film "Key from Spain" will start at 12:00 and „Brothers Warner“ at 13:00. All other projection will be held as scheduled.

Dear visitors of the Festival and film Ajami

Dear visitors of the Festival and film Ajami. Organizers apologize for the title "The match factory" in the upper right corner of the screen hopping that it didn't diminish the viewing. Organizers have all rights for the projection of the film Ajami and unfortunately the version of film with the advertisement of the production house was delivered without previous notice. Thank you for understanding and looking forward to seeing you at our forthcoming projections.

Groovecaffe Party , Hemingway lounge bar, Trg Maršala Tita 1 (kod HNK)

Groovecaffe is a „domestic“publishing house with focus on distributing electronic music in digital format. Active and published since 2006, driven by pure enthusiasm and love for music, not just “electronic” tone enjoys a reputation as a true refreshment. Their “motto” to make a shift away from the mainstream of established concepts, exploring various electronic styles and genres, promoting new bands and their musical vision. For your pleasant evening with a glass of your favorite beverage, while ... More

The Klezmer Connection , B.P. Club, Teslina 7

The Klezmer Connection in BP Club. Klezmer translated means jar of love. This kind of music developed during the 15th century, but in its form it is performed today it comes from the 19th century. The name klezmer started being used in the seventies of the last century, before that it was called Jewish music. „The Klezmer Connection“ is one of the most-innovative Austrian ensembles. No other band understands traditional Jewish chants better and in such ... More

The Shuk , Sax, Palmotićeva 22 /2

After the official opening listen to the Israeli band The Shuk, their music links the people with Israel and Jewish culture. A special connection of music and educational elements, specific for The Shuk creates an experience you will remember. With their act, through an interactive and experiential performance, they bridge the gap between performers and audience. If you want to experience part of The Shuk atmosphere, join us in club Sax . http://www.the-shuk.com More

EmmaLee , Kino Europa, Varšavska 3

Lidija Ljubičić, flute Ema Stein, guitar

MAYOR MILAN BANDIC WILL WELCOME BULGARIAN TSAR AND ORGANISERS OF THE FESTIVAL

On Sunday May 23rd Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic will host a luncheon for the Bulgarian Tsar Simeon II and Queen Margerita, Mr. Florian Gallenberger, director of the movie “John Rabe” which will open the Festival, Festival president Mr. Branko Lustig and Festival director Mrs. Natasa Popovic. Bulgarian Tsar arrived today to Zagreb as guest of the 4th Jewish Film Festival to receive the plaquettes “Righteous” which his father, King Boris III earned with his good deeds and humanity by saving ... More

BULGARIAN TSAR SIMEON II AND QUEEN MARGARITA ARE ARRIVING TO ZAGREB

Bulgarian Tsar Simeon II and Queen Margerita will arrive to Zagreb tomorrow as guest of the 4th Jewish Film Festival. Festival President Branko Lustig invited Tsar Simeon II to Zagreb to present him with the plaquettes “Righteous” which his father, King Boris III earned with his good deeds and humanity. During the World War II King Boris III saved 50 thousand Bulgarian Jews by withstanding their deportation from Bulgaria to concentration camps   throughout the Europe and trying to find way ... More

Book promotion “When Neighbours Were People”

The value of the Festival is recognised through rich cultural and educative program. Apart from international Talent Workshop, educative mornings for students and music program, Festival will promote Eli Tauber’s book “When neighbours were people”. Book is compiled of 25 stories about people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, people of all religions and nationalities, who saved Jews. One moment of togetherness of people of Bosnia and Herzegovina is historically recorded, and Holocaus gave an answer to the phenomenon of togetherness and ... More

Festival guests will hold lectures at the academy of dramatic art

Academy of Dramatic art will host distinguished guest of the 4th Jewish Film Festival Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård on Tuesday May 25th Croatian from 10am till 10.45am in Academy's projection room. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Stellan Skarsgård and learn everything about his acting and life.

FRANCESCO CRISPINO AND BRANKO IŠTVANČIĆ JOIN 2010 INTERNATIONAL TALENT WORKSHOP TEAM

Ourparticipants will be on close terms with 2 young successful directors, peers both highly respected for their documentary work in their countries, one in Italy and the other in Croatia. They will be helping Talents make the best of their short films as their creative supervisors. Francesco Crispino, a well known film professor at universities throughout Italy we had the luck of working with last year and we are glad that he is with us again. We are also enthusiastic ... More

AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR DALIBOR MATANIĆ TEACHING AT TALENT WORKSHOP

It looks like this year Dalibor Matanić, one of the most successful young Croatian directors, is giving his best. His short movie „Party“ has been to 35 international film festivals in less than a year, winning ten awards, concluding with his last, fifth Grand Prix for the best movie at the 13th Brussels Short Film Festival in Bruxelles, Belgium. After celebrating and, in expecting many much earned awards that surely are coming his way, he has decided to share the ... More

Dear Festival friends!

The 4th Zagreb Jewish Film Festival is coming up. It has become a unique worldwide renowned event that tries to remind us of the days when madness ruled the world and of the times we constantly pray for, that they never return. A lot of people ask me if I am happy that despite of all the difficulties and the financial crisis we are living in we are still able to organize the Festival this year again? I tell them with ... More

Dear artists and Festival participants, dear guests and friends!

It is my honor to greet you and wish you a warm welcome to the 4th Jewish film festival here in the Croatian capital. In Zagreb, on an annual or biannual basis, prestigious film festivals with international character are held, as the World festival of animated film (Animafest), the International festival of documentaries (ZagrebDox) and others. The City of Zagreb and the Republic of Croatia are especially proud to host the only worldwide film festival with a Jewish topic, a festival ... More

DAMIR URBAN – this year’s INTERNATIONAL TALENT WORKSHOP jury member

We have the pleasure to announce the first member of the jury - the famous Croatian singer/songwriter Damir Urban is going to be one of the members of the evaluation committee and help decide which one is the best workshop short. Considering Damir is an artist who has dedicated his life to his love for music as much as he did to his passion for painting, it looks like participants will have a tough crowd to please – it should ... More