The 3rd Brighton Jewish Film Festival run from 12-27th November. The Celebrity Interview this year was with Stephen Fry, again interviewed by Sir Sydney Samuelson. The Festival opened with Comedian Harmonists (directed by Joseph Vilsmaier), which was introduced by journalist and author David Winner. The programme contained films from Canada, Holland, Israel, France and South Africa and many other countries. The South African film was Inside Out, a romantic coming-of-age tale directed by Neal Sundstrom.
A second Yiddish film was brought to the festival – Green Fields, made in 1937.
Other films screened included Didi Danquart’s Jew Boy Levi, which was introduced by the film’s producer Martin Hageman, and the UK Premiere of Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl, an animated feature film produced by Stephane Dykman.