Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces Lineup for 23rd Edition
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JUAN ANTONIO BARQUIN | DECEMBER 11, 2019 | 10:00AM
The Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) is set to return for its 23rd edition January 9 through 23, 2020, when it will premiere more than a hundred films from 25 countries. The fest will screen its largest collection yet and boasts 33 films directed by women (composing nearly a third of the lineup).
“I’ve been thrilled to lead the Miami Jewish Film Festival for the last seven years and watch it evolve into a premier organization that provides film programming and education to more than 30,000 film lovers throughout the region," says Igor Shteyrenberg, executive director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival. "The arts — and, in particular, film — bring us together as a community, and that’s at the heart of the festival."
The festival will open with the world premiere of the music documentary , which follows two Holocaust survivors in South Florida who form the world's first Holocaust survivor band. Closing night will include the premiere of the Israeli caper comedy .
“This year’s festival builds on our prior success by offering an extraordinary selection of films, learning experiences, and performances, as well an expansion to new venues throughout Miami-Dade County," says Barbara Black Goldfarb, board chair of MJFF. "We are also excited to announce the inauguration of two prizes recognizing the achievements of Jewish filmmakers, which is a first in the Jewish film festival world." Click here to read more!