At the core of UK Jewish Film’s existence is the notion that film is universal. It crosses cultures and divides and has the ability to unite, engage and educate diverse audiences through the telling of cinematic stories that provide stimulating, interesting and unique views of Jewish and Israeli life and culture.
UK Jewish Film aims to develop a culture where Jewish and Israeli film is recognised and enjoyed by the widest possible audience, and to bring Jewish related film to the heart of British culture.
UK Jewish Film – through its flagship, annual 16-day UK International Jewish Film Festival (with more than 14,000 visitors), its international festivals in Geneva and Zurich and, as well as its 450 year-round screenings and previews at venues across London and the UK, showcases a wide range of feature films, documentaries and shorts, which reflect the diversity of Jewish and Israeli life and culture. Since its inception the UK International Jewish Film Festival has welcomed over 200,000 visitors. Its popular video on demand platform brings its unique provision of film to many more.The organisation also runs acclaimed education programmes that reach hundreds of young people each year.
UKJF’s work encourages pride in and knowledge of Jewish culture amongst younger generations and promotes understanding and awareness towards Jewish and Israeli people and culture.
The 21st UK Jewish Film Festival will open on 9th November 2017, bringing the best of contemporary Jewish cinema from around the world, to a diverse range of UK audiences.