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Jewish and Israeli Film Festival

Award-winning films from around the world will light up screens across Cincinnati during the Mayerson JCC’s popular month long festival. The festival features the best of the thriving independent film industry showcasing established and emerging filmmakers, and provocative, humorous, inspiring, and enlightening films.


Get your Film Festival Fix!

Don’t miss an encore screening of Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me on Sunday, September 30 at 11am in the Mayerson Theater at SCPA. This film offers an incredible look at a versatile creative great who should not be forgotten. This documentary features a star-studded roster of interviewees including Jerry Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal who shed light on the impact of the legendary performer.
Winner of the Audience Award at the Nashville Film Festival, Best Documentary at the Dayton Jewish Film Festival, Berkshire Jewish Film Festival, Louisiana International Film Festival, and more, Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me is not to be missed. Save 20% on tickets by using promo code OTRFF18JCC20.
The Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival is proud to help bring this fantastic film to Cincinnati as part of the OTR International Film Festival.

 2019 Film Festival – February 2nd – 21st!

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Past Festival Lineups

2018
Hummus! The Movie (Dir. Oren Rosenfeld, 2016)
Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (Dir. Yariv Mozer, 2016)
The 90-Minute War (Dir. Eyal Tadmor, 2017)
Home Port (Dir. Erez Tadmor, 2016)
Scaffolding (Dir. Matan Yair, 2017)
Across the Waters (Dir. Nicolo Donato, 2017)
Bye Bye Germany (Dir. Sam Garbarski, 2017)
And Then She Arrived (Dir. Roee Florentin, 2017)
The Law (Dir. Christian Faure, 2015)
Amor (Dir. Raphaël Rebibo, 2016)
My Hero Brother (Dir. Yonatan Nir, 2016)
Big Sonia (Dirs. Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday, 2016)

 

2017
Mr. Predictable (Dir. Roee Florentin, 2016)
Fever at Dawn (Dir. Péter Gárdos, 2015)
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? (Dirs. Tomer Heymann & Barak Heymann, 2016)
A Heartbeat Away (Dirs. Tal Barda & Noam Pinchas, 2016)
The Last Mentsch (Dir. Pierre-Henry Salfati, 2014)
Persona Non Grata (Dir. Cellin Gluck, 2015)
Moos (Dir. Job Gosschalk, 2016)
Mr. Gaga (Dir. Tomer Heymann, 2015)
Wounded Land (Dir. Erez Tadmor, 2015)
Time to Say Goodbye (Dir. Viviane Andereggen, 2015)
A.K.A. Nadia (Dir. Tova Ascher, 2015)
On The Map (Dir. Dani Menkin, 2016)

 

2016
Remember (Dir. Atom Egoyan, 2016)
Look At Us Now Mother! (Dir. Gayle Kirschenbaum, 2015)
Victor “Young” Perez (Dir. Jacques Ouaniche, 2014)
In Search of Israeli Cuisine (Dir. Roger M. Sherman, 2015)
Serial (Bad) Weddings (Dir. Philippe De Chauveron, 2014)
Les Héritiers/Once in a Lifetime (Dir. Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, 2014)
Rock in the Red Zone (Dir. Laura Bialis, 2014)
Fire Birds (Dir. Amir Wolf, 2015)
Is That You? (Dir. Dani Menkin, 2014)
Operation Sunflower (Dir. Avraham Kushnir, 2014)
Hill Start (Dir. Oren Stern, 2014)
Oriented (Dir. Jake Witzenfeld, 2015)
Special Event – On Movies: A Conversation with Film Critic Leonard Maltin

 

2015
Peace After Marriage (Dirs. Bandar Albuliwi & Ghazi Albuliwi, 2013)
The Green Prince (Dir. Nadav Schirman, 2014)
Aftermath (Dir. Władysław Pasikowski, 2013)
24 Days (Dir. Alexandre Arcady, 2014)
Dancing in Jaffa (Dir. Hilla Medalia, 2013)
Bethlehem (Dir. Yuval Adler, 2013)
Zero Motivation (Dir. Talya Lavie, 2014)
The Third Half (Dir. Darko Mitrevski, 2012)
Snails in the Rain (Dir. Yariv Mozer, 2013)
Above and Beyond (Dir. Roberta Grossman, 2014)

 

2014
The Yellow Ticket (Dirs. Eugen Illés & Victor Janson, 1918)
Eagles (Dir. Dror Sabo, 2012)
Kaddish For A Friend (Dir. Leo Khasin, 2011)
The Zigzag Kid (Dir. Bal Vincent, 2012)
Besa: The Promise (Dir. Rachel Goslins, 2012)
The Ceremony (Dir. Avi Weissblei, 2013)
Ameer Got His Gun (Dir. Naomi Levari, 2011)
Cupcakes (Dir. Eytan Fox, 2013)