Jewish International Film Festival

JIFF Interview: Sydney producer Stephan Wellink talks Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood

November 2, 2018

Natalie Salvo recently caught up with Sydney producer Stephan Wellink to talk about his latest film Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood, which is currently screening at the Jewish International Film Festival. We learn more about Sam Spigel, the iconic producer of films like Lawrence of Arabia, and the production of the documentary. Can you begin by briefly introducing […]

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Jewish International Film Festival Review: Studio 54: The Documentary (USA, 2018) is a fabulous party about the infamous New York nightclub

October 28, 2018

Groucho Marx once said he wouldn’t want to belong to a club that would have him as a member. For us mere mortals, the world’s most famous nightclub remains elusive territory. It only existed for 33 months and if you were lucky enough to be there, chances are the velvet rope held you back. Studio […]

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Jewish International Film Festival Review: The Twinning Reaction (USA, 2017) will leave you seeing red once you’ve seen double

October 27, 2018

Try to imagine something that could be your biggest joy and greatest nightmare. It’s not easy. But finding out you have an identical twin sibling has got to be up there. The Twinning Reaction is a documentary that covers a bizarre and bittersweet example of this with brutal honesty. The results are not what you’d […]

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Music program announced for Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait

September 19, 2017

A few days ago our beloved Amy Winehouse would have turned 34 years old. It’s still so hard to think that this world no longer has such a soul gifting us with her talents. All is not lost however, as an exhibition in her honour is so close to opening thanks to the Jewish Museum […]

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The Jewish International Film Festival will kick off its program with screenings of Jungle

August 23, 2017

The Jewish International Film Festival (25th October – 22nd November) will host four screenings of Jungle, the incredible real life survival story of Australian based Israeli entrepreneur Yossi Ghinsberg, by Wolf Creek director Greg McLean. Tickets are on sale now for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra audiences, with a special Q&A with Yossi Ghinsberg following […]

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Win a double pass to the Jewish International Film Festival in your city

October 18, 2016

With 68 exceptional, international premiere features and documentaries and 7 shorts, the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) proudly returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Auckland from late October, and tours to Canberra for the first time in the Festival’s history. Embracing a global selection of features and documentaries from 19 countries including Argentina, Denmark, […]

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Jewish International Film Festival Review: The Last Laugh (USA, 2016)

October 14, 2016

Everybody has their own line with respect to what they consider funny versus what is taboo. For some people there is no topic or thing that is off limits while others believe that some subjects – irrespective of the quality of the joke –are in poor taste. The Last Laugh is a documentary that examines […]

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JIFF Review: In Search Of Israeli Cuisine (USA, 2016) is a joyful celebration of food

October 10, 2016

If the prospect of Israeli cuisine leaves you hungry to learn more then there is one documentary film for you. In Search of Israeli Cuisine attempts to answer the question, “What is Israeli cuisine?” In doing so it examines a diverse range of different influences and food styles on Israeli food, which ranges from street […]

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Remember to screen at the Jewish International Film Festival

April 6, 2016

Umbrella Entertainment has announced their latest project, Remember, will screen at the Jewish International Film Festival’s Holocaust Series, the newly established film series to take place alongside the main JIFF in November. The film stars Academy Award winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, and is directed by Atom Egoyan, making his annual contribution to film. […]

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Jewish International Film Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

October 7, 2015

The lineup for the Jewish International Film Festival has been announced, with Son of Saul and Sabena Hijacking – My Version to bookend the 58 features and documentaries. Click through to see a selection of films being showcased, as well as all the details you need to attend the screenings. 77:78 ON THE MAP                                […]

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The Jewish International Film Festival Announces Line-Up And Dates

September 1, 2015

In October, the Jewish International Film Festival returns to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast and New Zealand for a run of dates that will feature 60 international premiere features and documentaries. The festival has become known for showcasing diverse cinema and engaging audiences both from the Jewish community and beyond. Every film, selected by Festival […]

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