This week: The Washington Jewish Film Festival

This Week: The Washington Jewish Film Festival

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    The DCJCC’s 23rd Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival will span 11 days from January 3-13, 2013 with 55 films at 14 different venues.  Fifteen countries are represented throughout the festival including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Nigeria, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Serbia, the U.K. and the U.S.  More than 20 filmmaker guests are expected to attend. The full festival lineup can be found at  

    The DCJCC’s Washington Jewish Film Festival is one of the world’s oldest and largest Jewish film festivals, offering a contemporary mix of narrative films and documentaries. This year’s diverse slate offers everything from indie romance and coming-of-age tales to heavy-hitting documentaries dealing with universal experiences such as divorce and mental illness. Complex issues such as religious intolerance and the ever-present tensions of life in Israel receive thoughtful cinematic treatment as well. The festival will also include spotlights on film and music, and French Jewish Cinema.

    This year’s Centerpiece Evening with actor Elliot Gould features Dorfman, a film which follows a quirky 28-year-old to L.A. in her quest for love. The annual Visionary Award will be presented on January 8 to Noemi and Katriel Schory, who are often credited as being pioneers and champions of the Israeli film industry. A bar crawl event featuring short films will also be part of the festival. 

    Please visit the JCDCC website for a list of Israeli films being screened in the DC area​.