Geneva International Jewish Film Festival
Geneva International Jewish Film Festival provides a window into the diversity of Jewish life around the world. Taking place across Geneva, the festival opens our eyes to socially relevant events, topics and cultural themes by sharing unique insights into the world of Judaism and Jewry through film.
Highlighting prolific Jewish films
Founded in 2011, the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival (GIJFF) is organised by UK Jewish Film and is very international in its scope. A unique culturally-focused event, it acts as a showcase for new and established cinema that explores Jewish life in Europe and around the world.
For two weeks a year, Jewish filmmakers from across the globe come together to present an assorted programme of films that take the viewers on a trip into their realm. Each year, the GIJFF features some of the greatest and latest Jewish productions from a number of different countries, with several of them making their Swiss or European premiere.
As the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival has set itself the task of highlighting the latest and most interesting contributions of Jewish filmmakers this year, most of the films and discussions are in English. Films made in their original language will have English and sometimes French subtitles.
At the same time, the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival also features different perspectives not often seen in the daily stream of headlines and broadcast news. The films provide a lively forum for dialogue and debate about a wide range of issues, drawing large audiences every year.
Attending the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival
Are you interested in attending the GIJFF? For more information on the screenings and to see the full programme, please visit the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival Facebook page.