Now in its 9th year, the Victoria International Jewish Film Festival (VIJFF) showcases cross-cultural films with Jewish and Jewish-adjacent themes in film events with food and music, reaching diverse audiences through being a FREE community event!
The 2023 VIJFF runs October 17th to 22nd at the Vic Theatre (808 Douglas Street) and online via the VIJFF’s virtual cinema. Film events, programmed around five feature-length films, include engaging live pre-show music, plus in-cinema snacks (nosh) prepared by local bakeries, patisseries, and caterers.
“It's captivating cultural cinema—with film events that treat audiences to some really interesting music and some really great nosh, like Black Forest Parfait from La Roux Patisserie", says festival co-director Deborah Bricks.
On Friday afternoon there's a matinee screening featuring the French film "Farewell Mr. Haffmann". And on Sunday, October 22nd, families can enjoy the animated short "The Tattooed Torah" (a true story, narrated by Ed Asner,), plus a storyteller and a musical program.
Tickets are free. Donations are appreciated. Visit vijff.ca for information.