The 26th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival will be held Jan. 12-26, 2023. Most in-person tickets are $14-$15, excluding opening night ($35). Streaming films will be available Jan. 13-25 for $10 each. Not sure where to start? Start by visiting this WELCOME page.
Here are some highlights
See the international premiere of “We Played On,” a film about the legendary David Herman Theatre Group, presented exclusively at the Coral Gables Art Cinema on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m. For tickets and more info, visit: bit.ly/we-played-on.
“The Missing Tale,” explores the little-known history of the Jews in India and is presented for one-night-only on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Miami Beach JCC at 7:30 p.m. For tickets & more info, visit: bit.ly/the-missing-tale.
According to organizers, this is the largest Jewish film festival in the world that celebrates the best of Jewish and Israeli cinema. And like in previous years, the 26th annual edition will feature virtual and live programming events.
Virtual screenings are listed on this spotlight page. (A special All-Access Badge will be available for $249 apiece, good for all films and special events.) Note: virtual screenings can only be viewed from Florida.
This year’s lineup showcases international premieres and archival classics featured in more than 100 entries in the following categories:
- French Cinema
- Israeli Cinema
- Ibero-American Cinema
- New Documentary Cinema
- Focus on Dance
- Film and the Holocaust
- Short Film Competition
- Films in English with Closed Captioning
The Art of Silence (documentary)
While legendary pantomime Marcel Marceau entertained audiences on stages around the world, much of his tragic history and influence remains hidden off stage. Before he became a world-famous mime, he was Marcel Mangel, an aspiring Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of children orphaned at the hands of the Nazis. (Streaming available Jan. 22)
What’s new this year: CC for the hearing impaired
The Miami Jewish Film Festival has launched a new initiative that is dedicated to creating closed captioning for English language films premiering online through its virtual festival. By providing closed captioning to each of these films, MJFF will enable people with hearing and other disabilities to have better access to the virtual movies shown.
For other information, go to miamijewishfilmfestival.org or call 305-573-7304. You may also follow the Miami Jewish Film Festival through social media: Facebook.com/miamijewishfilmfestival or Twitter.com/MiamiJFF. Use the hashtag #mjff to engage in conversation about the event.
The Miami Jewish Film Festival is a program of the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a subsidiary of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.