Jewish International Film Festival - JIFF

Eddie Tamir – Artistic Director #JIFF2019

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“The 2019 program is jam-packed with extraordinary new Jewish cinema from Israel and the diaspora, with both excellent local productions and acclaimed international stories that will into offer wonderful insight into the unique vibrancy of Jewish culture around the world,” said Jewish International Film Festival Artistic Director, Eddie Tamir.

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PODCAST | Cristiana Palmieri interviews Eddie Tamir, artistic director of the Jewish International Film Festival in Sydney.

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Artistic Director Eddie Tamir talks about this year’s program, pointing out that a strong theme that emerges from the stories told in many of the films relates to new Jewish migrants transcending the odds to forge new pathways and achieve ground-breaking things in their new countries. FRED askes Eddie why there are so many Holocaust-themed films produced every year and he explains that “incredible untold stories continue to be unearthed and film makers choose the period to tell their stories because they unfortunately resonate with contemporary racism and antisemitism.”

JIFF 2019 presents 61 films from 23 countries, including 28 features, 29 documentaries, three Australian films, a selection of American indie titles, stories from the Holocaust era, full season screenings of three TV series and a couple of short films.

To discover more about the Jewish International Film Festival, click here.


  • Reporter
    Cristiana Palmieri
  • Guest
    Eddie Tamir
  • Interviewee role
    Artistic Director
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