2021 Festival

Festival dates: March 5-15, 2021

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A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto </br>(in BC only)

A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto
(in BC only)

A journey through the painful memories of the 1943 raid on the Jewish ghetto of Rome drives this narrative to a remarkable conclusion.


Abe is a whole-hearted, sweet and tasty film that is every bit relatable.
Army of Lovers in the Holy Land</br>(Canada-wide)

Army of Lovers in the Holy Land

A fun and revealing look at one of Europe's most outrageous acts, the band's enduring popularity in Israel, and the lead vocalist's surprising decision to move to Israel.
Asia</br>(in BC only)

(in BC only)

For mom, Asia, motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct; becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia’s relationship with her daughter.
Autonomies</br>(in BC only)

(in BC only)

From the filmmaking team that brought us the hit series Shtisel comes a dystopian drama starring some of Israel's top acting talent.
Beyond the Music</br>(Canada-wide)

Beyond the Music

Beyond The Music portrays the innovative academy whose mission is to unite humanistic ideals, music and philosophy.
Breaking Bread</br>(in BC only)

Breaking Bread
(in BC only)

This delicious documentary follows a group of Jewish and Palestinian chefs who take part in a unique food festival in the city of Haifa.
Dying Doesn’t Feel Like What I’m Doing</br>(Canada-wide)

Dying Doesn’t Feel Like What I’m Doing

An important film about mindfulness, spiritual practice and mortality.


Three unpopular high school students from Jerusalem decide to travel to Kiev to get plastic surgery, hoping this will change their lives for the better.


Based on that never-seen-before talk, testimonies of supporters and opponents and rare archival footage.
Here We Are</br>(in BC only)

Here We Are
(in BC only)

The parental bond is explored with sensitivity, grace and humor.
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People</br>(Canada-wide)

Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People

His name is synonymous with best-of-the-best reporting and photojournalism, not to mention excellence in many artistic fields, but Joseph Pulitzer's own story is, entertainingly, far from a portrait of uncomplicated virtue.