21st UK International Jewish Film Festival

For this 21st anniversary year we are proud to bring you a vibrant and creative festival programme of 74 British and international films screening at 18 venues across London, Belfast, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham.

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UK Jewish Film Annual Industry Reception

A film industry reception and keynote discussion during our annual international festival providing an informal opportunity to meet other film industry professionals from producers and financiers to directors and distributors.

Moderated by Guillaume de Chalendar (SVP, Global Head of Media and Entertainment at Bank Leumi) the panel includes Chris Auty (Head of Production at National Film & Television School), James King (Head of Theatrical Sales at Curzon Artifcial Eye) and Al De Azpiazu (Vice President, Sales & Distribution, Western Europe, at FremantleMedia International).

Discussion: Living the Big Bang in our Own Lifetime
With the exponential growth of Netflix and Amazon (and with Apple and other players entering the field) can the production and consumption of film and high end drama continue to expand indefinitely? What does that mean for filmmakers, artistically, culturally and personally? And what are the consequences for audiences?

Tue 21 Nov 7pm, Bank Leumi (UK)

Sponsored by Bank Leumi (UK) plc


Festival Faves from our Head of Marketing

We asked our Head of Marketing, Katie, for her Top Three picks for this year’s Festival….here’s what she said…
I’m really looking forward to the screening of Supergirl – such an inspiring and unique story about an Orthodox 12 year-old powerlifter. Also on my list is Land of the Little People – a chilling critique of the violent culture in which children are brought up in in Israel.
And finally, an opportunity to meet THE Walter from Walter Presents and see a preview of a brand new, fun and entertaining comedy about four friends who decide to make some money by becoming male escorts in Milk & Honey!


Festival Faves from our Head of Film Programming

We asked our Head of Film Programming, Nir, for his Top Three picks for this year’s Festival….here’s what he said…
I’m especially looking forward to the screening of Home Port, a powerful film about working conditions, privatisation, and corruption (which can also be seen as a homage to On The Waterfront).
Also on my list is Muhi – Generally Temporary, a documentary that chronicles six years in the life of a bright Palestinian boy who has resided in an Israeli hospital since he was an infant. Heartbreaking and inspiring in equal measures, the film sheds light on the absurdity of the conflict and the power of individuals to challenge the status quo. My third choice is Monkey Business, a gorgeous documentary charting the adventurous lives of Hans and Margaret Rey, the creator of the adorable Curious George. Narration by Hollywood actor Sam Waterston and lovely animation add extra magic to this film. 

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UKJF at Phoenix

Post-Festival Preview: Menashe

A special preview screening of one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year.

The first Yiddish-language film in many years, Menashe is a rare and sensitive portrayal of the Orthodox community in Brooklyn.

29 Nov, Phoenix

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Upcoming deadlines:

Submissions for the 21st UK International Jewish Film Festival are now closed. Submissions for the 2018 Festival will open on December 1st 2017.