Our program offers cinematic encounters with the directors of the films, world premieres as well as German premieres of international titles. After most screenings, there are moderated film discussions about the backgrounds and artistic realization of the films. An overview of all guests and scheduled film talks can be found below the respective films.

Our panels offer an additional opportunity for deeper insights into individual topics.



Wed, 14. Jun, 7:45 pm
Terzo Mondo, Grolmanstrasse 28, 10623 Berlin
Language: English, Admission free

In 1968, while the student left in Western Europe was out on the streets demanding more freedom, the Warsaw Pact countries were invading reform-oriented Czechoslovakia. In the same year, anti-Semitic agitation was being carried out in Poland against the Jews who remained in the country. MARCH '68 is one of the few Polish films that deals with the expulsion of Jews from socialist Poland. At the time, there were anti-Semitic campaigns in almost all socialist states - the "Eastern Bloc" showed solidarity with Arab countries during the Six-Day War, and anti-Semitism was labeled as "anti-imperialism" and "anti-Zionism." The interdisciplinary panel discussion reflects on the context and the cinematic reflection of this largely unknown, and for many years taboo subject.

Dr. Anja Hennig, political scientist at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder);
Krzysztof Lang, director MARCH '68;
Magda Makarczuk Strehlau, festival director Warsaw Jewish Film Festival;
Albert Wiederspiel, festival director Filmfest Hamburg, contemporary witness;
MODERATOR: Kornel Miglus, director, Festival Manager FilmPolska

Funding for Jewish Films; Challenges & Opportunities

Fr, 16. Jun, 1 pm
Terzo Mondo, Grolmanstrasse 28, 10623 Berlin
Language: English, Admission free

What are Jewish themes that we can identify in films and what funding opportunities may they bring with them? When is it a challenge for such themes in the funding phase and how may this change in the future, in order to bring more diverse Jewish themes to the big screen?

Abigail Prade, film officer at the Claims Conference, N.Y. - Recognizing the potential of film to reach large numbers of people and to educate and spark powerful discussions, the Claims Conference provides film grants as part of our ongoing support for Holocaust education, documentation, and research, Abigail Prade is part of the Jury for the Documentary Competition of the Jewish Filmfestival 2023;
Geoffroy Grison, a French-born international film producer, and screenwriter. Grison has participated in several funding commissions for the French National Film Center (CNC), a commission member of the Strasbourg City Film Fund (France), and SSA/Suissimage Creative Development Fund in Lausanne (Switzerland);
Alberto Caviglia, director & author born in Rome, studied film in New York, London, and Rome. His debut film PECORE IN ERBA screened at the Venice Film Festival and won the Arca Cinema Giovani Award and the Civitas Vitae prossima Award. Caviglia is an author for the Jewish culture program "Sorgente di vita" on Rai3;
Veronika Grob, Deputy Head of Film Funding Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, the MBB is the main institution for the film and media industry in the German capital region, represents Berlin-Brandenburg as a key media location at markets and festivals in Germany and abroad and supports cross-border and cross-industry networking.
MODERATOR: Amos Geva, JFBB Program collective. Co-Founder & Head of Industry at T-Port, Independent Film Producer.