Miami Jewish Film Festival Announces Lineup for 23rd Edition

Saul & Ruby, To Life! / Nomadic Pictures 


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 Saul & Ruby, to Life!, 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 Forgiveness.

“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!