Annual Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival!

November 2, 2019

November 17, 2019


Beth Tzedec Congregation, 1325 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary


Events Description

19th Annual Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival is once again bringing an exciting line-up of outstanding and critically-acclaimed films and special guests. From stirring dramas to thought-provoking documentaries, this year’s selection of films will explore a range of themes and take us to destinations as diverse as the Jewish experience itself – from Broadway, Brazil and Austria to Mexico City, Jerusalem and the Canadian Arctic.

The Calgary Jewish Federation join in as co-sponsors of the screening of the moving documentary Chasing Portraits, as part of the CJF’s community-wide Kristallnacht commemoration. Filmmaker Elizabeth Rynecki, writer, director and producer of the film, will be the special guest that evening. This event is open to the entire community, at no charge.

Another special guest that you won’t want to miss is David J. Fishelson, producer of the award-winning film Golda’s Balcony, the Film (2019), a cinematic version of the hit Broadway one-woman show starring Tovah Feldshuh. This enthralling film is being presented as this year’s “Dr. Martha Cohen Memorial Screening”.

This year’s “Dr. Ralph Gurevitch Tikkun Olam Screening” will feature the stirring Spanish drama The Light of Hope.
The Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta’s choose the film festival, once again, as the venue for their annual Jay Joffe Memorial Program. JHSSA will be co-sponsoring the screening of the Closing Night film Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, an entertaining and feel-good documentary that goes behind the curtain to explore the enduring legacy of the beloved Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof.
The Association for German Education in Calgary (AGEC) joins in as co-sponsors of the screening of the captivating drama The Keeper, a German/British co-production. Also, the Rimon Calgary Judaic Needlework Guild join in as co-sponsors of the screening of the inspiring short documentary Stitchers: Tapestry of Faith.

Enjoy the festival, and this year’s selection of exceptional films that will move and inspire you, entertain and delight you, enlighten and challenge you!


Tickets : $20 per person for a session – One full afternoon or evening of films

Children and Youth under 12 get in free.

How to get tickets?

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Date: November 2-17, 2019 – Schedule

Venue & Address

Calgary Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1325 Glenmore Trail S.W.

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