20th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival
January, 12-26, 2017.
During the last two weeks the best of international cinemas returned to Miami. The Miami Jewish Film Festival took over the city for its milestone 20th year, bringing 65 films from 20 countries, and hosting 50 filmmakers and special guests.
On the last day, based on the votes from the audience Ferenc Török – titled “1945” historical film won the award of Best in Class.
The film “1945” was sponsored by the Hungarian Film Fund, the Claims Conference, and the Catapult film production. Iván Angelusz, who died tragically last October was the directing producer.
European history film will have its premiere at the Berlinale Panorama – Germany in February, 2017. In Hungary, the “1945” film will be first screened in early April, during the Titanic International Film Festival – Hungary.
Ferenc Török’s new film “1945” introduce one day of August, 1945 depicting after World War II, a new start in rural Hungary. The theme is based on Gábor T. Szántó short story.
“The Miami Jewish Film Festival was established in 1996 and has grown into a core cultural program for South Florida’s vibrant arts landscape. In 2013, with the hiring of new Festival Director Igor Shteyrenberg, Miami Jewish Film Festival entered an era of expansion and commitment to educational and artistic quality. This commitment was evidenced by the tremendous success of the Festival in the last four years, which saw its original audience increase from 4,000 in 2013 to 23,000 in 2016. During this time, the Miami Jewish Film Festival was also named “One of the Best Jewish Film Festival’s in the US” by the prestigious publication The Forward and a finalist for “Best Festival” by the Miami New Times Readers
The Miami Jewish Film Festival is now one of the worlds largest and most respected Jewish film festivals, the fastest growing film festival in the state of Florida, and the largest Jewish cultural event in South East United States. So much of the Festival’s extraordinary success is due to its solid foundation of cultural commitment to the community. Its programming and platform are designed to engage the public with internationally diverse and award-winning films about culture, arts, and lifestyle. Through this effort, MJFF engenders mutual respect within our society by providing a memorable and enriching experience to all of Miami’s film lovers.”
Update Aggie Reiter