The programm collective is responsible for the film selection.
Feature Film Competition
Feature films that deal with Jewish life and culture in the past, present and future. In which Jewish characters and themes substantially carry the plot and which are by Jewish filmmakers. Preference will be given to German premieres. The submitted films should not have had a theatrical release, television broadcast or streaming premiere in Germany prior to the JFBB. The production year of the films should not be older than 2021.
The prize will be awarded to the director by an international festival jury and comes with a prize money of 3000 EUR.
Documentary Film Competition
Feature films dealing with Jewish life and culture in the past, present and future. In which Jewish characters and themes substantially carry the plot and which are made by Jewish filmmakers. The German premiere of the submitted films is required.
The prize will be awarded to the director by an international festival jury and is endowed with a prize money of 3000 EUR.
Colorfully mixed with genre diversity. The special cinema of the JFBB.
The homage in 2022 is dedicated to Jeanine Meerapfel.
Series(s) from Israel
High-end Israeli series attract viewers around the world. In 2005, 12 years after the establishment of the first commercial television in Israel, Hagai Levi crossed Israeli borders with IN TREATMENT. On a shoestring budget, he shot an entire TV series on just one location: a psychiatrist's therapy room. Today, he is one of the most successful series creators in the world. And there's more in Serial Fresh. The JFBB features selected Israeli series in this section.