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 www.wjff.org.
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 following website for a list of Israeli films being screened in the DC area: http://washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/film/WJFF/