2022 Festival

Festival dates: March 3-13, 2022
Extended to March 20!

A Tree of Life</br>(in BC only)

A Tree of Life
(in BC only)

In Pittsburgh in 2018, a white supremacist opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history.
Advocate</br>(in BC only)

Advocate
(in BC only)

A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.
Ahed’s Knee</br>(in BC only)

Ahed’s Knee
(in BC only)

Director Nadav Lapid’s tale powerfully exposes the State’s prominent role in the Arts Community in Israel today.
American Birthright</br>(in BC only)

American Birthright
(in BC only)

This directorial debut follows a young Israeli-American woman grappling with religion, love, and identity after her younger sister marries outside the faith.
Broken Mirrors</br>(Canada-wide)

Broken Mirrors
(Canada-wide)

Ariella embarks on a dark quest where she will discover a secret to her father’s past that will lead them to confront one another.
Cinema Sabaya</br>(in BC only)
Closing Night Film

Cinema Sabaya
(in BC only)

Nine women, 10 meetings, one white screen.
Dirty Tricks</br>(Canada-wide)

Dirty Tricks
(Canada-wide)

Hold on to your spades and hearts, the game of bridge is about to shock you. It is the most popular card game in the world, but competitive bridge is as far from a retirement home tournament as you can imagine.
Greener Pastures</br>(in BC only)

Greener Pastures
(in BC only)

Dov finds himself at a crossroads where he has to decide whether he would be willing to risk everything for what really matters to him.
Image of Victory</br>(in BC only)
Opening Night Film

Image of Victory
(in BC only)

This is the story of the temporary loss of Kibbutz Nitzanim to the Egyptian forces in the war of 1948. The story is told from both points of view.
Irmi</br>(in BC only)

Irmi
(in BC only)

The inspiring life story of Irmi Selver, a Jewish refugee who escaped from her hometown of Chemnitz, Germany in the 1930s during the rise of Nazism.
Jews of the Wild West</br>(in BC only)
Centerpiece Film

Jews of the Wild West
(in BC only)

The wagon trains that moved westward with Jewish families traveled for the same reason as many settlers: opportunity