18 November 2013
Rock the Casbah awarded at the 11th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
The main prize of the 11th Warsw Jewsich Film Festival, the 2013 David Camera for the best film and 15.000 PLN funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, was awarded to a feature film Rock the Casbah directed by Laila Marakchi. The 2013. Special Award and 10.000 PLN funded by the president of the Polish Television (TVP) went to a feature documentary The Gatekeepers.
This year’s jury members included Paweł Smoleński (Gazeta Wyborcza), Anna Wacławik-Orpik (Tok Fm Radio), and Ewa Opawska (Museum of the History of Polish Jews). The 2013 Jury verdict. The aim of the festival is to present the most important Jewish movies, which won critical acclaim at the biggest festivals, such as Cannes, Berlinale or International Jewish Films Festivals. Selected are contemporary films, produced within the past two years. Every year, the program includes many premiere and preview screenings.
The lineup of the 11th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival featured about 40 films, such as Rock the Casbah, The Gatekeepers, Hannah Arendt, Ida, Fill the Void, 5 Broken Cameras, Süskind, In the Shadow, Revolt in Sobibor, The Rescued, The Real Inglorious Bastards, Numbered and movies by 2013 WJFF Honorary David Camera Laureate Tadeusz Konwicki.
This year’s screenings were held in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Kino Praha. After the closing gala held at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews on October 31, the 11th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival came to a close with a Polish premiere screening of The Jewish Cardinal - movie based on a true story of Cardinal Lustiger. All films of 11th WJFF.
Sourc ofinformation: WJFF