We are in the process of film preselection procedure for the 5th Jewish Film Festival repertoire. Out of 142 films, the selectors will chose about 40 the best ones for the screenings, which will be presented during the seven days of festival from 22 May 2011th – 28 May 2011th in Zagreb Cinema Europa.
By the end of February we expect to have the complete selection program list. Final film program will be announced in early May.
This year we will present to the audiences awarded featured, documentary and short films of Jewish themes. This year’s festival is dedicated to the “Women in Holocaust” and film program will consist the Holocaust and contemporary related productions.
At the 5 Jewish Film Festival in Zagreb, the audience will have opportunity to see the first movie ever filmed on the Holocaust from the Polish director Wanda Jakubowska “Ostatni Etap” 1948 (The Last Stage). Film locations are the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Malopolskie, Poland. The film is based on personal experiences of director.