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ⓘ 2nd Moscow Jewish Film Festival




2nd Moscow Jewish Film Festival
                                     

ⓘ 2nd Moscow Jewish Film Festival

The 2nd Moscow Jewish Film Festival is an annual international film festival, which aims to gather in the program features, documentaries, shorts and animated films on the subject of Jewish culture, history and national identity and contemporary problems. The festival was held in Moscow from 14 to 21 June 2016, at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, the Documentary film center, cinema GUM and KARO 11 cinema Oktyabr.

                                     

1. Opening film

Opening film of the festival was the directorial debut Natalie Portman A Tale of Love and Darkness. The opening ceremony was held in cinema Oktyabr which gathered about 1.600 spectators.

                                     

2. Jury

  • Alexander Mitta - film director, screenwriter
  • Alexander Boroda - Rabbi, President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia
  • Yekaterina Mtsituridze - television presenter, film critic and head of Roskino
  • Sergey Mokritskiy - film director, operator and scriptwriter
  • Alexey Ageev - producer
  • Sofya Kapkova - producer, cultural figure, director of the Documentary film center
                                     

3.1. Program Main program

  • Finding Babel 2016 - United States, France, Canada, Russia, Ukraine
  • Fever at the Dawn 2015 - Hungary
  • Closer to the Moon 2014 - Romania, United States, Italy, Poland, France
  • Because I was a Painter 2013 - France, Germany
  • Nomination "To the memory"
  • Phoenix - Germany, Poland
  • The Kozalchik Affair 2015 - Israel, Poland
  • Die Getraumten 2016 - Austria
  • Jerusalem Boxing Club 2015 - Israel
  • To Life! 2014 - France
  • The Wandering Muse 2014 - Canada
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness 2015 - United States
  • Brundibar Revisited 2014 - Germany, Czech Republic
  • Friends from France 2013 - Russia, France
  • Nomination "Context"
  • The village of Peace 2014 - Israel, United States
  • The Last Mentsch 2014 - Germany
  • Jewish cardinal 2013 - France
  • Nomination "Conflict"
  • Beyond the fear 2015 - Israel, Latvia
  • The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls 2015 - Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Israel
  • Dough 2015 - United Kingdom, Hungary
  • Incognito 2015 - United Kingdom
  • Nomination "A short story"
  • Bacon and Gods Wrath 2015 - Canada
  • 7 day Gig 2013 - United States
  • The Divorce 2014 - United Kingdom
  • Whats in a Name? 2014 - United States
  • What Cheer? 2014 - United States
  • A good Joke 2005 - Canada
  • Day 40 2014 - Canada


                                     

3.2. Program Out of competition

  • Love 1991 - USSR
  • Chopin Nocturne 1992 - Russia, United States
  • Protektor 2009 - Czech Republic, Germany
  • Nomination "Retro"
  • Lullaby 1986 - Poland, Switzerland
  • Nomination "Special screenings"
  • Battle for Sevastopol 2015 - Russia, Ukraine
  • Note 2012 - Russia
  • Vladimir Gorikker. Rare genre 2015 - Russia
  • Son of Saul 2015 - Hungary
                                     

3.3. Program Education

In addition to film screenings educational program was organized in the framework of the festival, consisting of lectures, discussions and debates. The speakers were: director and screenwriter Oleg Dorman, creators The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls - Krzysztof Kopczynski and Uri Gershovich, musicologist Layla Kandaurova, theologian and historian Yuri Tabak, film critic Valery Davydov, Alexander Bartosiewicz, Alexander Mitta, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, director Mariya Kravchenko, as well as the lead actor in the movie "Son of Saul" Geza Rohrig.

                                     

4. Winners

  • Nomination "Context" - The Wandering Muse 2014
  • Honorary Prize "For outstanding contribution to the development of Jewish cinema in Russia" - Alexander Mitta
  • Nomination "A short story" - The Divorce 2014
  • Nomination "To the memory" - Phoenix 2014
  • Nomination "Conflict" - The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls 2015
  • Special Jury Prize - Finding Babel 2016"
                                     

5. Partners

  • UJA-Federation of New York
  • Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia
  • Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
  • Jewish Agency for Israel
  • Roskino
  • Genesis Philanthropy Group
  • The network of cinemas "Karo"
  • Ark Pictures