“The suspense is terrible! I hope it will last” — Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka)
Lights go down, curtain opens and then the fresh, magic moment that never fades. What is going to happen? Where will I go? Who will I meet? I have searched every nook and cranny of world cinema over the last 12 months watching over 300 films and the excitement is as palpable as for the first film I ever watched. It is a privilege to share with you these 68 new award winners and crowd pleasers that show life through the Jewish looking glass. Films by and about people trying to make sense of our crazy, beautiful world.
See you at the movies. — Eddie Tamir , Artistic Director
Thanks again to all our generous sponsors and friends and to you, our wonderful audience!
The JIFF team