The third edition of the Bucharest Jewish Film Festival (BJFF-2013) will be carried out over October 20-24, according to a release of the organizers.
The opening gala this year will focus on the Romanian director Radu Gabrea, who will be honored for his rich cinematographic career, with a collection of DVDs also to be launched, including his latest seven productions.
In the opening of the Festival there will be shown the film “The Garden of Eden” (directed by Ran Tal), the winner of the best director award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival – Israel (2012) and of the Grand Prix for the best feature film at the Mediterranean Film Festival – Bosnia (2013).
The same as in every edition, the Bucharest Jewish Film Festival aims at celebrating the rich Judaic heritage in Romania through feature films, short-length films and documentaries. The Festival promotes inter-ethnical and religious tolerance and creates opportunities for international dialogue by organizing workshops and conferences on Jewish themes, while offering to Bucharesters a cultural alternative of an international interest.
This new edition will be marked by films and documentaries and even comedies to focus on contemporary social issues.
The programme of this year’s edition will include films such as “In the Shadow” (2012, directed by David Ondricek), “The World is Funny” (2012, directed by Shemi Zarhin), “By Summer’s End” (2011, directed by Noa Haroni).
The Jewish Film Festival – Bucharest (BJFF – 2013) is organized by the Art Promo Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the Romanian Peasants’ National Museum.