This year’s program reaches out to all ages across the full psychedelic spectrum of politics and religiosity. The line-up includes the Australian premieres of fifty films and three series; as usual split equally between Israeli and diaspora productions, with nineteen countries represented on screen.
Incitement (CTC) DRAMA
A young university student goes from activist to assassin in the year leading up to the murder of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin.
Asia (CTC) DRAMA
A thirty-five year old single mother named Asia immigrated to Jerusalem from Russia with her daughter Vika, where she works as a nurse at a hospital.
Waiting for Anya (CTC) DRAMA
During the harrows of WWII, Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.
They Call Me Dr Miami (CTC) DOCUMENTARY
Dr. Michael Salzhauer - also known as Dr. Miami - who is one of the most famous plastic surgeons in the U.S., and the first doctor to livestream graphic procedures such as tummy tucks and breast augmentations on Snapchat.
Here We Are (CTC) DRAMA
Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home.
Love, It Was Not (CTC) DOCUMENTARY
A tragic love story between a prisoner and her captor. Flamboyant and full of life, Helena Citron is taken to Auschwitz as a young woman, and soon finds unlikely solace under the tutelage of Franz Wunsch, a high-ranking SS officer who falls in love with her and her magnetic singing voice.
Menachem Begin: War and Peace (CTC) DOCUMENTARY
A surprising and unfamiliar portrait of Israel’s sixth prime minister. Menachem Begin led Israel for six dramatic years, which produced waves that are still felt deeply within the fabric of Israel’s social and political landscape.
Persian Lessons (CTC) DRAMA
A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.
Shiva Baby (CTC) COMEDY
At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy.
Breaking Bread (CTC) DOCUMENTARY
Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel was the first Muslim Arab to win Israel’s MasterChef television competition. Now, through her new food festival, she’s on a quest to effect social change, chef by chef
The Human Factor (CTC) DOCUMENTARY
The epic behind-the-scenes story of the United States' 30-year effort to secure peace in the Middle East. Recounted from the unique perspective of the American mediators on the frontlines.
The Last Vemeer (CTC) DRAMA
A soldier investigates a renowned Dutch artist who is accused of conspiring with the Nazis.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (CTC) DRAMA
Based on the semi-autobiographical book by Judith Kerr, the story of a Jewish family who flee Berlin on the even of the election in 1933. They initially settle in Zürich before moving to Paris, and finally, to London.
Golden Voices (CTC) DRAMA
A Russian-Jewish couple immigrate to Israel to find a better life.
The Oath (CTC) DRAMA
An impressive war drama, a story of life and heroism of Naum Balapan - an academic psychiatrist, Doctor of Medicine, a chief doctor of the Sevastopol psychiatric hospital since 1922. With the help of his wife he saved dozens of innocent people from Genocide during Nazi Occupation until his tragic death in 1942.
The Shepherd (CTC) DRAMA
After an old shepherd loses his daughter to the Nazis, in his grief, he decides to save as many Jewish lives as possible.
Soros (CTC) DOCUMENTARY
Soros follows one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time as he fights against the rising tide of authoritarianism around the world.
Adventures Of A Mathmatician (CTC) DRAMA
The warmhearted story of Polish immigrant and mathematician Stan Ulam, who moved to the U.S. in the 1930s. Stan deals with the difficult losses of family and friends all while helping to create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer.
Shstisel (S3 Ep1 & 2) (CTC) DRAMA
JIFF presents the first Australian screenings of the much anticipated new season of the global phenomenon!