Welcome

Welcome to our 32nd year of celebrating the Jewish experience through film, once again at the Amherst Dipson Theatre, featuring state-of-the-art facilities and comfortable Barcaloungers. This year we offer two exceptional films with Buffalo connections: Bagels over Berlin and Les Yatzkan. We also have, for the first time, four shorts from the Ma’aleh School of Television and Film in Jerusalem. Don’t miss our kick-off party March 6 at the newly located Screening Room in the Boulevard Mall. Come early, come often! These are must-see films you won’t see anywhere else!

2017 Festival Committee:

Eileen Angelini, Marsha Ashton, Joseph Enis, Joan Forman, Marlene Katzel, Helen Kierstead, Michael Kozower, Arlyne Lepie, Richard Lepie, Karla Madrid, Mike Silverman, Rebecca Silverman, David Williams, Lynne Williams, Karen Wiseman, Mary Lou Wjyrobek, and volunteers

2017 Festival Staff:

Michael Silverman | Chair
Jordana Halpern | JCC Cultural Arts Director
Katie Wzontek | JCC Cultural Arts Assistant
Sarah Mastandrea | Designer
Laura La Tona | Webdesigner/Webmaster

Mission Statement:

The Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival is dedicated to providing an educational and entertaining cultural experience for the general community of Western New York. Through the power of exceptional world-class cinema, the festival aspires to convey the diversity of Jewish experience while recognizing the commonality of Jewish values.

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