Our guests & laureats:
2016 Oscar & 2008 Camera of David
for LASZLO NEMES
- Mr. Tadeusz Konwicki
& the Honorary Camera of David Award`13
Mr. Paul Mazursky
- Tarantino`s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS:
was awarded by Special Camera of David 2009
- Our 6th WJFF 2008 was dedicated to late Master Gustaw Holoubek (85)
- Our Warsaw Jewish Film Festival did support financially CUNIO CENTER for PEACE named of Ahmed Khatib in Jenin, Palestine 2008
- Wajda`s KATYN:
Festival`07 openning - Oscar 2008 Nomination
- Israeli BEAUFORT:
Festival 2007 selection - Oscar`08 Nomination
- West Bank Story:
Oscar 2007 & Camera of David 2006
- Janusz Kaminski & Camera of David 2006 for MUNICH
- Grace Guggenheim
Jury Chairwoman 2006
- Peace negotiations at WJFF 2006:
Israel & Palestine
- Agnes Varda & Camera of David 2005
- Amos Gitai, 2005
- Laios Koltai
& John Daly, Jury Chairman 2005
- Lina & Slava Chaplin - 2005
- Daniela Weber from Berlinale - 2005
- Education screenings for college students from Warsaw, 2005
- Irvin Kershner, Jury Chairman 2004
- First Cameras of David Awards 2003
- The 1st Openning Ceremony 2003
- Prof. Shewach Weiss & Tuvie Friedman
- Prof.Henryk Kluba, Jury Chairman 2003
IDA: 2013 Camera of David Award & 2015 Oscar
& the Honorary Camera of David Award`10
The 8th edition of WARSAW JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL 2010
Here:David Camera Awards 2010!
The 8th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2010 was dedicated to Paul Mazursky, American director, actor, screenwriter and film producer whose movies many a time were nominated to OSCAR and other international awards...more here!
June the 8, 2011, Beverly Hills, CA:
Mr. Paul Mazursky got the Honorary David Camera Award from Daniel Strehlau, Festival Director
Paul Mazursky for our Festival!
Our festival clip with Mr. Paul Mazursky for Festival audience of the 8th edition 2010!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I had the honor to invite you to the 8th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival and informed you that the Honorary David Camera of this year’s edition wass dedicated to Mr. Paul Mazursky, American director, actor, screenwriter and a film producer whose movies were repeatedly awarded and nominated for an Oscar as well as other international awards. I would also like to invite you both to a Paul Mazursky retrospective and a Q and A session with Mrs. Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, a head of this year´s jury and an actress starring in "Enemies" by Paul Mazursky. The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival was established in 2003 and has been the first Jewish film festival both in Poland and in this part of Europe. The aim of this event is to present only these movies which were not previously screened at any other Jewish festivals in Poland and are considered to be an artistic success.
Since 2003 the repertoires of the subsequent editions of the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival has encompassed several dozen films nominated for an Oscar, a dozen or so American, Israeli and Sweden Film Academies laureates, as well as productions awarded in Cannes and Karlove Vary. "West Bank Story" by Ari Sandel, which was awarded the first prize at the 2006 WJFF, received an Oscar in the same category three months later. Concomitantly, two other films presented at our festival, Polish "Katyn" by Andrzej Wajda and Israeli "Beaufort" by Jospeh Cedar were later nominated for an Oscar.
The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival is a co-founder of the Cinema Jenin Association which reconstructed a cinema building, the Centre for Culture and Piece, in the Palestinian city of Jenin. We must say with graet satisfaction that the cinema was officially opened on the 5th of August 2010. We hope that this place will contribute to the peak development of the culture among the citizens of Jenin.
We would also like to inform you that a more modest size of this year´s festival than in the first editions (e.g. only four movies by the laureate of the Honorary David Camera – Paul Mazursky) is a result of a difficult situation connected with dishonest organizers of the other similarly specialized festival which was established in Warsaw as the second one. We hope that a current lawsuit will clear the air and clarify this unfavorable situation, thereby having a positive effect on the development and interest in the Festival.
We would like to express our regret due to the fact that the Jewish legacy, the part of which is our festival, is not cultivated by various cultural institutions in our country which has been so strongly connected with the Jewish society, history and culture for the last 900 years. It seems that these institutions should be obliged to an objective support of events such as ours which has been the first to come into existence in our region since the World War II. The honorary support is often not enough to accomplish the organization of an international film festival which was recognized by such great authorities as Mr. Paul Mazursky.
Enjoy the Festival!
You are most welcome!Sincerely,
Festival Director with Festival staff
The Windows Film Studio
The Foundation for the Development of Jewish Culture in PL David Camera
Add: P.O.B. 537, 00-950 Warsaw # 1, PL