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June 4, 2020, 12:00 am
Survivor’s celebration of life
A short film by Melbourne performance artist Jane Korman about her 96-year-old mother Marysia was highly commended in the inaugural Isolation Film Festival.
April 6, 2020, 12:10 pm
Jewish film festival takes shape
The coronavirus pandemic poses special challenges for JIFF artistic director Eddie Tamir’s preparation for this year’s festival.
September 18, 2019, 11:12 am
Film festival of Jewish stories
This year’s Jewish International Film Festival features a wide range of movies and documentaries from around the world.
May 2, 2019, 2:12 pm
Festival of films just for kids
From adventure to animation, children aged four to 14 can delight in some of the world's best movies and shorts in the Children’s International Film Festival.
September 27, 2017, 12:04 pm
Festival of acclaimed films
This year's Jewish International Film Festival features acclaimed movies and documentaries from around the world, plus several Australian premieres. Arts Editor Danny Gocs reports.
October 11, 2016, 12:22 pm
A feast of film
This year’s Jewish International Film Festival is bigger than ever, with top Israeli films and overseas productions – and an Australian documentary – dominating the line-up.
June 29, 2016, 3:27 pm
Cannes showcase for Israeli films
Some of the best new Israeli films and documentaries that screened at the Cannes Film Festival and at Docaviv in Tel Aviv are bound for Australia later this year.
October 15, 2015, 11:01 am
Hollywood stars in Jewish films
Natalie Portman’s Hebrew language film A Tale of Love and Darkness is among the top movies in this year’s Jewish International Film Festival which opens in Sydney on October 28 and in Melbourne on November 4.
June 24, 2015, 3:34 pm
Birth of a new cinema
February 26, 2015, 8:00 am
Movies inspired by the Holocaust
June 18, 2014, 1:10 pm
Jewish themes at Cannes
February 27, 2014, 11:06 am
Inspirational Holocaust stories
June 13, 2013, 10:40 am
Cannes serves up screen gems
October 9, 2012, 2:19 pm
Feast of festival films
July 24, 2012, 10:02 am
Tamir takes film festival reins
CINEMA owner and film distributor Eddie Tamir is the new director of the Jewish Film Festival. Tamir, who has operated the Classic Cinemas in Elsternwick since 1999, has taken over the director’s chair from Rabbi Aviva Kipen, who was at the helm for one year after succeeding Les Rabinowicz.