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1 – 17 APRIL 2019

Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb, developed from the Jewish Film Festival as a unique cultural and educational platform that has been held continuously in Zagreb over the last 13 years.

The 13th edition of the Festival will be held from 7 April to 13 April 2019 in the cinemas SC, Kinoteka and Tuskanac, while the ancillary programme will be held from 1 April to 17 April 2019 in public spaces of the City of Zagreb in the form of outdoor exhibitions.

Over the past 13 years, the Festival has been fostering critical thinking and the creation of a more tolerant society, in an attempt to open up a dialogue between opposing sides and to contribute to the development of a healthier social environment. The Festival 's starting point was to raise awareness about and maintaining collective memory of the Holocaust through films and personal testimonies about the experience of the concentration camps by President of the Festival and a two-time Oscar winner, Branko Lustig. Aiming to react to the needs of the society, over the last couple of years, the Festival has tried to communicate subjects that can and should foster a better common future. We have been warning about the problems such as of racism, discrimination, xenophobia, homophobia and hate speech, as well as issues of asylum seekers and migrants and their assimilation into the society.

Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb is not just another film festival, but a socially engaged festival that promotes intercultural dialogue, encourages civil society to actively work and develop a local community, following social, political and socio-economic trends.

This year, we will place special emphasis on the importance of accepting and respecting diversity and the fundamental principles of equality and justice. Visit us at cinemas SC, Kinoteka and Tuskanac and during 7 festival days watch films, enhance your knowledge, and find the exhibition on the streets of Zagreb! Simply: find out something new and see things from another perspective.

Entrance to all festival programs is free.

Download programme book here.


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Tel./Fax: 385 1 48 136 58
e-mail: info@jff-zagreb.hr
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