A curated showcase of culture, tradition and ideas
By Sophia Yang | May 5, 2022
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton presents the 26th annual Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, at home and around town. All films and events are free, with a pair of in-person events in the Edmonton Public Library downtown.
“Every year, our film list is curated by our volunteer committee at the Jewish Federation. We try to include all genres of film to showcase our culture and ideas, but they’re always Jewish-themed,” says Susan Schiffman, director of development at the Jewish Film Festival.
As a longtime film lover, Schiffman is excited to help arrange four Q&A sessions with filmmakers, including the one with director Daniel Raim on his delightful documentary, Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen. In celebrating the 50th anniversary of Norman Jewison’s Fiddler on the Roof, Raim’s 2022 documentary explores the unique experience behind Jewison’s production.
“We have an amazing film called Neighbours screening on the opening night. It’s about the conflicts people experience when they decide to stand far away from each other with bias.” In this film, friendships between Kurds and Jews are highlighted.
Edmonton Jewish Film Festival starts from May 10th to 18th. All online films will be available from noon to 10 p.m. on their designated screening day, register required. Check out the full schedule and get your free film pass now.