The Embassy is pleased to announce its support and sponsorship of the 14th Jewish Motifs International Film Festival which opens at 7:00 pm on May 23 in Warsaw’s Muranow Cinema and runs through May 27. The opening night features a screening of the 2017 Polish production The Prince and the Dybuk by directors Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosolowski, a history of Michal Waszynski, one of the most famous film directors of pre-World War II Poland. All screenings at the film festival are free of charge.
Jewish Motifs is one of the largest European film festivals focused on Jewish themes in contemporary cinematography. Its films, which are shown to promote cultural diversity and mutual understanding, feature interesting aspects of Jewish culture, history and tradition. All films presented at the festival take part in a competition and are judged by an international jury of directors, screenwriters, and critics. The Warsaw Phoenix Prize – a symbol of revival – is awarded to three categories of films: Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Short / Animation.
This year two American film makers – Elizabeth Rynecki and Sandra Schulberg – will make special appearances at the festival.
For a detailed program please visit: http://jewishmotifs.org.pl/events/