2016 UK International Jewish Film Festival

See the calendar here for the 20th Anniversary Festival.

We have an incredible selection of films for you this year – don’t miss out!


★★★★ Indignation – Opening Night Gala 2016

“Finally, a great Philip Roth movie” Rolling Stone Magazine

“Easily the best film made of a Roth novel, which is saying a lot.” The New York Times

“A stellar adaptation” LA Times

A young Jewish man comes of age in this powerful and moving adaptation.



Award-winning new football comedy ‘The 90 Minute War’

A brilliant tongue-in-cheek comedy that attempts to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via a football match.  Directed by veteran Israeli director Eyal Halfon and starring Moshe Ivgy – 90 Minute War offers a funny and thought-provoking take on the conflict, and an ingenious plan for a resolution.

Winner, Best Actor (Moshe Ivgy and Norman Issa), Haifa International Film Festival 2016 


Wedding Doll – Winner, Best Actress, Israeli Academy

Award winning Israeli drama, “sensitively told, with a powerful sense of place” – The Hollywood Reporter

Winner – Israeli Academy Award for Best Actress
Winner FIPRESCI Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival


Haifa Festival Winner, ‘Rabin’ offers ‘fascinating’ insight

Rabin in His Own Words brings rare and fascinating insight into the influential prime minster and statesman whose life and death have come to define a nation. Winner of Best Documentary at the Haifa International Film Festival. 


Hilarious ‘The Last Laugh’ + four leading comedians live

At what point is it acceptable for comedians to take on the most serious of topics and how does one comedian make us laugh while another falls flat on his or her face? Join us for this fascinating and hilarious film packed with top comedians plus a panel of leading British Jewish comedians in discussion.


Three stunning galas at the 2016 UKIJFF

Opening Night Gala: Indignation 5 Nov, 8.30pm, BFI Southbank (7.30pm Reception)

The Jerusalem Foundation Gala: The 90 Minute War Sat 12 Nov, 8.30pm, Curzon Mayfair

Closing Night Gala: Fanny’s Journey Sun 20 Nov, 7.30pm, Regent Street Cinema (6.30pm Reception)


Bittersweet Moroccan crowd-pleaser ‘Midnight Orchestra’

The estranged son of a once famous Moroccan musician is unexpectedly transformed after returning to his homeland, in the bittersweet crowd-pleaser The Midnight Orchestra by writer-director Jérôme Cohen-Olivar.

Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Montréal World Film Festival.


Argentinian Tango passion followed by free Tango class!

As delightful and intense as its thrilling dance scenes this is the journey of psychiatrist Ezequiel who is perplexed by the behaviour of one of his patients, Fermin, who communicates only by quoting lyrics of tango songs. Suspecting that Fermin has been misdiagnosed for decades, Ezequiel starts researching his history, uncovering some dark secrets from both his patient’s and his country’s pasts.


Cannes-nominated Israeli drama ‘One Week and a Day’

Receiving standing ovations and strong reviews following its premiere in Cannes this year, One Week and a Day is on its way to become one of Israel’s biggest films of 2016. First-time director Asaph Polonsky tackles heavyweight issues of the heart in a quirky, humorous way. Irreverent yet sensitive, Polonsky’s debut proves there are no rules when dealing with loss.

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