ZsiFi is 12 years old this year – the film festival has entered a Bat Mitzvah era!

ZsiFi comes of age this year – the film festival has entered its adult age! This year we bring you the best Israeli and Jewish themed films from last year and this year!

For the past 12 years, the Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival has been a place of laughter, contemplation, and fuel for discussions about Jewish and non-Jewish identities. JCC Budapest continues to aim for its initial goal when it first launched the event: to offer a multifaceted portrayal of the rich, and often undiscovered world, of Judaism while shedding light on the current state Jewry for the wider audience. 

Celebrate with us the coming of age of ZSIFI!

Screenings will take place live at three venues: Puskin Cinema, Művész Cinema, and the Gólem Theater and Jewish Performing Arts Center. Preceding the festival, as part of the 150 Years of Jewish Budapest event series, films will be showcased at the Art+ Cinema. Furthermore, we will celebrate 75 years of Israel with a series of programs and screenings at the MERKAZ – Hebrew and Israeli Cultural Center. The festival program includes exclusive premieres, feature films, and documentaries not yet released to the public, along with an array of engaging conversations. 

The festival films are shown in their original language with Hungarian and/or English subtitles.
The festival’s patron is Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest.