Miami Jewish Film Festival to feature more than 100 films from 25 countries

The film "Forgiveness" screens during the upcoming 23rd annual Miami Jewish Film Festival. (United King Films/Courtesy)

By SERGIO CARMONA SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL | DEC 13, 2019 | 12:20 PM



The film "Forgiveness" screens during the upcoming 23rd annual Miami Jewish Film Festival. (United King Films/Courtesy)

The 23rd annual Miami Jewish Film Festival will feature 107 films from 25 countries and host more than 50 filmmakers and special guests from Jan. 9-23.

According to MJFF, this upcoming edition will be its biggest line-up to date as it will feature six world premieres, six international premieres, seven North American premieres and a record-setting 29 films directed by women at 14 different venues across Miami-Dade County.

“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," said Igor Shteyrenberg, the film festival's executive director, in a news release. "The arts and, in particular, film, bring us together as a community, and that’s at the heart of the festival. With the new addition of two juried competitions offering a total of $23,000 in prizes, the Miami Jewish Film Festival has become an essential platform for filmmakers, established and new, to showcase their latest work to audiences in a city renowned for its creativity. As we head into our 23rd edition, we are excited to welcome audiences on our new journey and invite them to join us in experiencing the best in world cinema at the largest Jewish film program in the world."

The festival opens with the world premiere of the documentary "Saul & Ruby, To Life!." Closing night will feature the premiere of the Israeli caper comedy "Forgiveness." Click here to read more!

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