Confirmed dates and venues of the 17th Festival of Tolerance

Confirmed dates and venues of the 17th Festival of Tolerance

17th Festival of Tolerance

The 17th Festival of Tolerance, a highly anticipated event, is scheduled to take place from January 23 to 28 at two distinguished venues in Zagreb – the MSU and the KIC. This year’s festival promises to be exceptional, as it marks the final edition to be held in the beautiful city of Zagreb. Attendees can look forward to a captivating line-up of over 40 thought-provoking and award-winning films, engaging public panel discussions known as Tolerance Talk, and an impressive exhibition program.


The feature films will be screened from 23 to 27 January 2024 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, located at Avenija Dubrovnik 17. Additionally, a compelling documentary program will be presented at the Dokukino KIC cinema on Preradovićeva Street 5, from 24 to 28 January. The best part is that all the programs, just as in previous ones, will be accessible to visitors free of charge.

To cater to diverse interests, the film programs have been thoughtfully categorized into four sections:

1. The Bite of Reality – the documentary program

2. Small Steps for Children - the program for young audiences

3. Spectrum – the main feature film program

4. Just Short – the program of short films

The film program selection has been skilfully curated by renowned experts, Snježana Tribuson and Boško Picula, along with the invaluable contributions of program advisor and pre-selector, Dina Pokrajac.

Tolerance Talk, a prominent feature of the Festival of Tolerance, will once again offer engaging public panel discussions. This year, the discussions will revolve around three burning and socially relevant topics. These include addiction to video games, the integration of refugees in collaboration with UNHCR Croatia, and the pressing issue of Holocaust denial and the alarming rise of anti-Semitism.

 For the past 16 years, the Festival of Tolerance has served as a dedicated cultural and educational platform. Its primary goal is to promote the values of tolerance, coexistence, openness, and dialogue through the powerful medium of films, as well as through exhibitions and educational programs. The 17th edition of the festival will focus on pressing contemporary issues such as refugees, the search for identity, bullying, women's experiences in patriarchal environments, as well as the denial of crimes, genocide, and the Holocaust. The festival aims to raise awareness about injustice, foster dialogue, and encourage collaboration within the community to combat discrimination and support marginalized groups. It is a shared vision of the Zagreb Contemporary Jewish Film Festival and the Festival of Tolerance - JFF Zagreb.

As in previous years, all the festival programs will be offered free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the City of Zagreb, HAVC, UNHCR Croatia, and other valued partners.

Objavljeno: January 25th, 2024