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Washington Jewish Film Festival 2014

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Hanna’s Journey, featured in the Washington Jewish Film Festivall

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The Washington Jewish Film Festival is an annual event that promotes the preservation of Jewish culture by showing films with Jewish themes and encouraging a dialogue about a variety of issues. The film festival, sponsored by the Washington DCJCC, will present 64 films from 18 countries. In addition to feature films, documentaries and shorts, the festival presents programs, events, special guests and discussions with filmmakers

Dates: February 27-March 9, 2014

Festival Highlights

  • John Turturro present for a sneak preview screening of and Q&A on Fading Gigolo, hot off its Toronto Film Festival premiere
     
  • Avi Nesher winning the annual WJFF Visionary Award; several of his films will be screened; he’ll introduce Turn Left at the End of the World; he’ll attend the opening night party to celebrate screening of The Wonders
     
  • A curated focus on Polish cinema, highlighting Ida direct from its Sundance premiere, and the controversial thriller Aftermath
     
  • Screening of Bethlehem, Israel’s submission for the Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category
     
  • Social activities include a nightly lounge where festivalgoers can mingle with filmmakers over drink specials, a U Street bar crawl featuring film shorts, free filmmaker talks at the Library of Congress and a pajama-themed Oscars party

Festival Venues

Official Website: www.wjff.org

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