The Festival took place between 12–14 October. A difficult time to be programming a Jewish Film Festival, UKJFF attempted to stimulate a dialogue of concern for the troubles in the Middle East, and create some space for reflection. On Thursday 17 October, the day’s events were called ‘Seeds of Reconciliation’, and the films screened focused on the conflict in the Middle East.
On the 19th October, The Burning Bush performance took place; a combination of Klezmer and exotic ballads of the Jewish ghetto, The Burning Bush was at the time hailed as ‘the UK’s most widely acclaimed Jewish music ensemble’.
Sir Sydney Samuelson interviewed Maureen Lipman and her husband Jack Rosenthal as part of The Celebrity Interview feature.