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.


  • Narrative Feature

    Работы, использующие киноязык для разговора о событиях, составляющих полотно историй народа; говорящие о прошлом и современности; через призму авторства раскрывающие конфликты, лейтмотивы, паттерны еврейской культуры.


  • Documentary Feature

    Фильмы этой категории объединены разговором о еврейских ценностях, взаимовлиянии идей и культур, вопросах идентичности, спорных образах и рождении стереотипов.


  • Narrative Short

    Короткие художественные высказывания и вопросы о еврейском мире — уже исчезнувшем, современном или будущем.


  • Documentary Short

    Короткие документальные высказывания и вопросы о еврейском мире — авторские исследования прошлого и настоящего.


Out of Competition

  • Special screenings

    Films that were released recently, yet require extra reflection.
    Special guests turn film screenings into unique events.



  • Educational

    Educational program of the Moscow Jewish Film Festival will include lectures, discussions, and workshops that aim at understanding whether there exists a language of Jewish cinematography, and if it does, to learn what laws it follows; when did it appear, how was it deflecting, and how is it being influenced by modernity; what images have been and are being created through that language; who is the hero that was born by the Jewish culture and sang by its cinematography. We will have conversations with creators of the films from our program, film experts, writers, theologians, musicians, and of course with each other.


  • Specials

    The opening and closing ceremonies of the Festival, solemn and memorable events, concerts, exhibitions and other events designed to decorate the Festival and diversify its program.