Jewish international Film Festival

Home of the most comprehensive range of Israeli and Jewish themed films in Australia and an Annual National Film Festival in November

Sydney (Oct 23 – Nov 21, 2019), Melbourne (Oct 24 – Nov 20, 2019), Perth (Nov 6-17, 2019), Brisbane, Canberra (Nov 7-17, 2019)

23oct7:00 pm10:00 pmJIFF 20197:00 pm - 10:00 pm JIFF, 9 Gordon Street ElsternwickFest:Jewish Film Festival 0 <~ Add to My Wishlist

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Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

For such a well known actress, Melissa McCarthy is strangely underrated ...
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Join the ZDVO next week for a sneak peek into the JIFF 2019 program: an advanced screening of Fiddler: A Miracle Of Miracles! 💃Tickets and details --->
Save the dates! JIFF 2019 will return from 23 October with an extraordinary selection of the best new Jewish-themed and Israeli cinema.Subscribe to the newsletter at
Presented by fortyfivedownstairs with the Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library and full of Yiddish songs unheard for decades, The Ghetto Cabaret is a provocative and challenging performance that reveals the black humour, courage and wit of a people struggling to survive.Opens August 1 --->
Dust off your diaries and save the dates for JIFF 2019 - we're so excited to once again bring you a jam-packed program of extraordinary new Jewish-themed cinema from Israel and the diaspora. Alongside all our usual favourite venues, in 2019 we'll be moving to a new Sydney home at the gorgeous art deco Ritz Cinema in Randwick.Sydney
Wed 23 Oct – Thurs 21 Nov, The Ritz Cinema
Sat 2 Nov – Wed 20 Nov, Roseville CinemasMelbourne
Thurs 24 Oct – Wed 20 Nov, Classic Cinema Elsternwick
Friday 25 Oct – Wed 20 Nov, Lido Cinemas
Thurs 7 Nov – Wed 20 Nov, Cameo CinemasPerth
Wed 6 Nov – Sun 17 Nov, Greater Union MorleyCanberra
Thurs 7 Nov – Sun 17 Nov, Dendy Cinemas CanberraBrisbane
Thurs 7 Nov – Sun 17 Nov, New Farm CinemasSee you soon!
Deborah Lipstadt, whose case against Holocaust denier David Irving was brought to life in JIFF film Denial, comes to Australia for the upcoming Melbourne Writers Festival. The acclaimed historian will speak with Dvir Abramovich about the recent rise in antisemitic sentiment the world over.Tickets and details --->
Before they shut for renovations, join our friends at ACMI for a celebration of the clandestine cinema of Jafar Panahi. An irrepressible voice of Iranian New Wave cinema, Panahi was arrested, imprisoned and banned from film making before releasing his most successful films in secret. Screens May 2-21.--->
Screening as a part of Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, The Sign for Love offers an intimate, funny and heartwarming look into the life of deaf Israeli Elad Cohen. Using his camera as a diary, Cohen paints a deeply affecting and occasionally hilarious portrait of disability, parenthood and the complexities of balancing the two.Screens 11 May at ACMI; tickets here --->
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