The Jewish Film Festival Berlin Brandenburg (JFBB), which celebrates its 30th anniversary from 18 to 23 June 2024, has established itself over the past three decades as the largest Jewish film festival in Germany as well as an international meeting platform for filmmakers whose films deal with Jewish themes.

In addition to the JFBB festival for visitors, we would like to realise and expand our role as a meeting point for the industry in the future. For this reason, we are using the anniversary of the festival to found our new section JFBB pro, which is intended to specifically address representatives of the national and international
film industry, not only those who have dealt with Jewish topics in the past, but anyone who is interested and curious.

This year‘s kick-off event, to which we would like to cordially invite you, lays the foundation for the development of our new industry format JFBB pro, which is intended to describe current developments in the (Jewish) film world, promote exchange and networking and, at best, also contribute to the development of new ideas and presentation of new projects in the future.

Embedded in the JFBB, various panel discussions with experts from the film industry will be offered on Wednesday, 19 June 2024 from 1 pm, dealing with the financing, realisation and marketing of film projects with Jewish themes.

Attending JFBB pro is free of charge, but registration is required. Make sure to save your seat by sending an email to: pro@jfbb.info

We look forward to an afternoon filled with exciting panel discussions and new, enriching encounters!


Programm JFBB pro 2024

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Location: Vertretung des Landes Brandenburg beim Bund
(In den Ministergärten 3, 10117 Berlin)

13.00 – 13.25 JFBB pro. Opening
Opening and welcome by the programme directors of the Jewish Film Festival Berlin | Brandenburg. Presentation of the fellowships awarded this year for the first time in cooperation between the DAAD and the JFBB and their recipients.

With: Directors and DAAD fellows Ines Moldavsky and Amir Moverman
In cooperation with the DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.

13.30 - 15.00 A market for Jewish films?
A panel of international producers, curators and film distributors will address the question of what expectations exist for films with Jewish themes and what prospects and market opportunities these productions have. The panel will also discuss the important role of Jewish film festivals in this context.

With: Nancy Spielberg (Producer / Playmount Productions), Marcia Jarmel (Jewish Film Institute, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival), Christian Sommer (Motion Picture Association) and Dana Schlanger (Bucharest Jewish Film Festival).

15.00 – 15.20 Coffee Break

15.20 – 16.50 How to write Jewish characters?
An international conversation between experienced screenwriters attempts to answer this question. Against the backdrop of differing national production conditions, various perspectives on the portrayal Jewish characters between stereotyping, authenticity and subjectivity will be discussed.

With: Noé Debré (Screenwriter and Director), Dani Levy (Screenwriter, Director, Actor), David Hadda (Screenwriter and Producer) and Natalia Sinelnikova (Screenwriter and Director)
In cooperation with the association Deutscher Drehbuchverband e. V.

17.00 – 18.30 TREASURE: A case study
As a German and French co-production with American and Polish participation, TREASURE is ideally suited for a case study on the opportunities and risks of international Jewish co-productions. Producer Fabian Gasmia and director Julia von Heinz provide insights into the elaborate production process.

With: Fabian Gasmia (Producer / Seven Elephants) and Julia von Heinz (Director)