Welcome

JIFF 2014 brings you Australian premieres of the cream of the new crop of Israeli and Jewish-themed films. In this year’s program there are 43 major international festival award winners and audience pleasers.
The cinema remains a sacred place. In the dark, without external distractions, we can put ourselves in the shoes of the characters on screen and share an experience with our fellow cinema-goers. We may share the same, joyous ride or have an entirely different response. Once the lights come up we can celebrate or argue together.
A film-festival is an opportunity to challenge the routine of our thoughts on politics, religion, news and whom we choose to sit next to! So dive into the program. Enjoy the obvious hits as well as the smaller, hidden gems.
We are thrilled to launch JIFF in Perth, the Gold Coast and Auckland.

If you have missed any films from festivals past, enjoy our new Video on Demand (VOD) service.
Stay tuned for our Holocaust Film Series in March 2015, which will feature more than 30 Australian premiere feature films and documentaries.
Thanks to all our generous sponsors and friends. Thanks to our JIFF team and in particular Festival Manager Tamar and my partner Lindy.

— Eddie Tamir, Festival Director

Download the full program here