Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 2016 (Warsaw): open call for movies

From Facebook; deadline today (January 20)!

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival Tihe 12th edition of the JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place on May 18-22, 2016.

The JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is one of the biggest European festivals focused on Jewish themes in contemporary cinematography. We strive to show our audience the most interesting aspects of Jewish culture history and tradition and to promote tolerance and cultural diversity. Every year we receive hundreds of films from all over the world and present those which we feel are the most interesting and inquisitive.
We accept only the latest cinematic offerings produced no earlier than two years prior to the current edition of Festival.
The selected films take part in a competition and are judged by an international jury which includes film directors screenwriters and critics. The most important criteria are Jewish impact aesthetic value and craftsmanship.

The Festival films compete in the following categories:
* Best Feature
* Best Documentary
* Best Short / Animation
and for the audience award.

The Festival prizes are:
* The statues of the Warsaw Phoenix – a symbol of revival
* Cash prizes (amounting to $20 000)

The organizers of the Jewish Motifs IFF cover the following expenses:
– travelling costs (return ticket) for the film director (one person per production)
– accommodation costs in Warsaw (hotel in the city center) for one person per production (or two persons in a double/twin room)

For pre-selection we accept films produced in 2014 or later.
Please send us PAL DVD (with English subtitles) or link to the online screener.

The submission deadline is January 20, 2016.

Films and entry forms should be sent to:
Wilcza 12C
00-532 Warsaw Poland

Entry forms can also be sent via e-mail to Joanna Szutta (
You will find more information about the Festival Rules as well as the entry forms on our website:

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