Film festivals dedicated to Jewish culture exist in any big city from Hong Kong to Tucson. Until 2015 Moscow hosted plenty of national film festivals but never had a Jewish one.
Moscow Jewish Film Festival has one simple but very important goal: to give Moscow audience the opportunity to meet and explore the world of Jewish professional cinematography. The Festival aims to chose, collect and show the best Russian and Foreign movies dedicated to Jewish culture. We give the Moscow public an opportunity to join the world jewish discourse by demonstrating rich and thoughtful material.
Works that use the language of film to discuss events that a tapestry of histories of a people is made of; to talk about past and present; to explore conflicts, themes, and patterns of Jewish culture through the prism of authorship.
Films in this program category are unified by a conversation about Jewish values, mutual influence of ideas and cultures, issues of identity, controversial images, and the emergence of stereotypes.
Short feature statements and questions concerning the Jewish world, long gone, present, or yet to be.
Short documentary statements and questions concerning the Jewish world, authorial explorations of the past and the present.
Opening and closing ceremonies of the Festival, concerts, exhibitions, meetings and other special events designed to decorate the Festival and diversify its program.