9th Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival
November 24th – December 6th, 2020
The main patron of the festival:
Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest
Marcell Kenesei, Director of JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház
JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház
Curators of the festival:
Zsuzsa Fritz, JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház, Head of the Jewish Knowledge Center
Eszter Lányi, cultural specialist
András Borgula, artistic director of the Golem Theater
Hunor Csörgits, film specialist
Anna Fodor, film specialist, filmmaker at Cirko Film – Másképp Alapítvány’s Foundation,
Dávid Lantai, Head of Network Center at JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kriston Linda, Program Director of JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház (e-mail: email@example.com)
András Borgula, Barbara Marcsa, Paskuj Panka
István Gricz (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +36 30 219 5198)
Dóra Sós (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: +36 30 256 6104)
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During the last days of November and the first days of December, “Zsifi” will take place with about twenty films and accompanying programs. This year, screenings and accompanying programs will be held exclusively online.
The festival features the best films of recent years, showcasing Jewish culture, lifestyle, and memory; This year’s selection includes works from, among others, Germany, the United States, Russia, Austria, Norway, Israel and Hungary. The program will be begin with the screening of the American film entitled Resistance, starring Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me), and the Hungarian aspect of the film is that Géza Röhrig and Vica Kerekes also appear in it.
“For many people, these past few months have required of them to reinvent themselves. Similarly, this year’s Zsifi will also be a type of reinvention and experimentation. In the past, our festival has always been about the community, openness and unity. And while this year we are unable to be together physically, we believe that these values will be clearly reflected in our selection of films. Even though the events will be virtual this year, we will share a common experience together and we will be able to keep in touch with one another.” – said Marcell Kenesei, the Director of the festival.