The 21st Warsaw Jewish Film Festival will take place on October 23-29, 2023 as in person event & online POLAND-wide!
The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl) is the first ever and the largest Jewish Film Festival in Poland and eastern Europe. Established in 2003 has 20 years experience in sourcing the best international movies and debuts with the Jewish theme. Movies which are dedicated to exploring Jewish culture, history and contemporary life of Jewish communities from around the globe.
Our goal is to give Jewish and non-Jewish movie-goers the opportunity to get acquainted with different perspectives of Jewish issue reflected on the screen. Since the first edition in 2003, we showed our audience more than 700 movies from more than 30 countries!
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl) loves to promote filmmakers working with Jewish themes. Our festival has an international competition with the CAMERA of DAVID Awards. Our team selected and awarded dozens of movies which later won OSCARS & awards at the biggest world-famous festivals!
We are a non-profit organization that promotes appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish culture. The submission fees helping us to promote selected films and their authors. THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK!
FILM COMPETITION GENERAL RULES:
1. Only films with Jewish content or Jewish characters will be considered for the festival's competition. Films should be produced in 2022 and 2023. Suitable films on Jewish themes may include culture, Holocaust, history, spirituality, biography, perspectives of contemporary life of Jews from all over the world: Israel, Europe, UK, Canada, USA, Australia, Asia, South America.
2. Suitable category of films: narrative feature, documentary feature, animated feature, narrative short, documentary short, animated short. Films which had previous screenings on any other Jewish Film Festival in Warsaw will be not accepted for Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl).
3. The submission regular deadline is August 1st, 2023.
4. The Official Selection (list of selected films) will be announced by October 1st, 2023 on the festival website: www.wjff.pl/en and social media.
4. THE DAVID CAMERA AWARDS will be presented during the Festival Closing Ceremony. The JURY VERDICT will be announced 1 day after the Ceremony on the festival website and social media.
5. WJFF.pl presents CAMERA of DAVID Awards in the following categories:
Best Film of the Festival - Grand Prix
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Short
FILM SUBMISSION GENERAL RULES:
1. Suitable category of movies:
- Films with the running time up to about 40 minutes:
narrative short/ documentary short / animated short
- Films with the running time longer than 40 minutes:
narrative feature / documentary feature / animated feature
2. Films should be produced in 2022 and 2023.
3. Films which had previous screenings on any other Jewish film festival in Warsaw will be not accepted for the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (WJFF.pl).
4. Films that have screened on PL network or cable television prior to the festival dates are ineligible for competition but may be considered for a special screening.
5. Films must be submitted as online screeners to one of the festival online platforms (here: Filmfreeway.com).
6. Films including dialogues in languages other than English must provide English subtitles.
7. By submitting the movie you agree to the terms of participation in the competition and criteria for the film selection process for Warsaw Jewish Film Festival.
8. Once an entry payment has been processed we can not provide a refund.
Thank you for submitting the movie to the 21st WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2023.
THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILM AND GOOD LUCK!