2017 Festival Passes Sold Out for the 2nd Year in a Row!

✡ The 2018 festival will commemorate our 10th Anniversary ✡

The 2018 festival has grown from 4 days to 5! Check back here as we update the details for this very special event, or you can sign up if you we would like to be notified when the details of the 2018 Festival Pass become available.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19—1:00 PM @ CINE (90 MIN)



Adam, a ten year-old, meets, Abulele, an ancient monster, huge, friendly and invisible.
Soon the two become best friends. But when a government Special Forces unit arrives to capture Abulele, Adam will have to put his own past behind him in order to save his friend, and learn that when you really love someone, you are never really alone.
Director: Jonathan Geva
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: Israel
Language(s): Hebrew, English subtitles
Running Time: 90 minutes • 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 — 3:00 PM (78 MIN)


“On The Map”—Introduced by Special Guest Ambassador Judith Varnai Shorer

“On The Map” tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the of lens of sports, “On The Map” presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amidst domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.
Producer/Director/Writer: Dani Menkin
Country: USA
Language(s): English, some Hebrew with subtitles
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 85 minutes • 2016

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 — 5:00 PM (104 MIN)


“A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt”

In “A Blind Hero,” award-winning journalist and author Inge Deutschkron recounts the incredible true story of Otto Weidt, the man who saved her life and those of many others. In this moving docudrama. Weidg a Berlin brush and broom manufacturer, using cunning and determination, managed to save not only Inge and her mother but also the rest of his employees from the Nazis. A surprisingly little known story, the film also brings to life his tragic love of Alice Licht and his desperate journey to save her and her family from the gas chamber, all while he himself was almost completely blind.
Director: Kai Christiansen
Country: Germany
Language(s): German, English subtitles
Genre: History, Holocaust, Jewish Film, Docu-Drama
Running Time: 90 minutes • 2015

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 — 7:45 PM (107 MIN)


“Fire Birds”

An eighty-year-old man’s body is found with three stab wounds to the chest and a number tattooed along his forearm. Amnon, a police detective and second generation Holocaust survivor, is reluctantly assigned to the case.
In the weeks leading up to his death Amikam, the victim, sought a ‘membership card’ to the most horrible club in the world: the club of Holocaust survivors.
As the story interweaves past and present, we witness each man’s struggle to rejoin the society which rejected him.
Director: Amir I. Wolf
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Language(s): Hebrew, English Subtitles
Running Time: 107 Min. • 2015