2018 Festival

    93Queen

    The highs and lows as a Hasidic lawyer and mother, attempts to create NYC’s first all female ambulance corps.

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    An Act of Defiance

    A nail-biting political thriller and courtroom drama that pays tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in South Africa.

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    Budapest Noir

    A hard-boiled reporter investigates a bizarre crime nobody is interested in solving.

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    Chewdaism: A Taste of Montreal

    A proverbial taste of Jewish Montreal in an hour-long documentary following Chaim and Lazer of YidLife Crisis fame.

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    Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

    Biographical documentary about an amazing storyteller and his ability to find the extraordinary in everyday life.

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    From Cairo to the Cloud

    In 1896, Solomon Schechter uncovers 900 years worth of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history.

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    GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

    The profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II.

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    Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

    A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth. Israel’s first time in the World Baseball Classic.

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    Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

    A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth. Israel’s first time in the World Baseball Classic.

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    Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel

    A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth. Israel’s first time in the World Baseball Classic.

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    Humor Me

    Life is a joke worth living. With nothing left to lose, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, at his retirement golf community.

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    If You’re Hungry, Sing. If You Ache, Laugh.

    Wry humour and equanimity shape this story of Sam Rechtman’s life in Chelm, Poland.

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    Izthak

    As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself. A portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and love.

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    Love, Gilda

    These never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story – through laughter and sometimes tears.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Adelman

    Love and ambition, betrayals and secrets nourish this odyssey of an extraordinary couple, crossing with us small and great history of the last century.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Adelman

    Love and ambition, betrayals and secrets nourish this odyssey of an extraordinary couple, crossing with us small and great history of the last century.

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    Redemption

    A former rock singer, a man who found religion and made a drastic change in his life, and has left everything behind to become part of the ultra orthodox jewish community, against his will, finds himself getting closer and closer to his past.

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    Redemption

    A former rock singer, a man who found religion and made a drastic change in his life, and has left everything behind to become part of the ultra orthodox jewish community, against his will, finds himself getting closer and closer to his past.

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    Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood

    The first documentary to examine the colourful career of the last tycoon of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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    Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

    An exhilarating documentary charting the life of the legendary, multi-talented performer.

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    Scaffolding

    Torn between family obligation and personal aspirations, the death of a mentor will change Asher’s life forever.

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    Shorts Program

    Don’t miss this eclectic collection of highly entertaining and thought-provoking shorts from around the world.

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    Signs of Life

    An autobiography just as much as a portrait of a city and a testimony to the complexity of human trauma.

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    Simon and Theodore

    Two misfits set out on a crazy quest that may lead them toward accepting themselves.

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    Standing Up

    Three unlikely aspiring comedians risk everything to find their voices on the cutthroat New York stand-up scene.

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    Standing Up

    Three unlikely aspiring comedians risk everything to find their voices on the cutthroat New York stand-up scene.

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    The Cakemaker

    Director Raul Graizer subtly illustrates the idea that our social, religious and sexual identities are more fluid than fixed.

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    The Cakemaker

    Director Raul Graizer subtly illustrates the idea that our social, religious and sexual identities are more fluid than fixed.

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    The Cousin

    Both humorous and explosive, The Cousin is a spirited take on an irrational divide.

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    The Cousin

    Both humorous and explosive, The Cousin is a spirited take on an irrational divide.

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    The Cousin

    Both humorous and explosive, The Cousin is a spirited take on an irrational divide.

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    The Interpreter

    Oscillating between comedy and tragedy, this road movie follows two men as they try to free themselves from unresolved conflicts.

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    The Interpreter

    Oscillating between comedy and tragedy, this road movie follows two men as they try to free themselves from unresolved conflicts.

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    The Island

    An Island of compassion and grace standsin the center of Jerusalem, on the tense line between east and west, opposite the old city walls.

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    The Last Suit

    Weighty themes approached with a light reverence, showing how any trip truly worth taking is a trip that will change us.

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    The Last Suit

    Weighty themes approached with a light reverence, showing how any trip truly worth taking is a trip that will change us.

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    The Museum

    Not only a microcosm of Israeli society, but also how an institution seeks to both reflect and mold Israeli history and culture.

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    The Syrian Patient

    The untold story of heroism under dire circumstances. Former enemies become partners in the struggle for life.

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    The Testament

    A mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.

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    Virgins

    A fearless girl dreams of packing her bags and heading off to Tel Aviv, to escape her humdrum routine in this coming of age story.

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    Winter Hunt

    A taut psychological thriller in which a woman tries to take justice into her own hands.

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    YidLife Crisis

    The World Premiere of new Season 3 episodes!

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