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Highlights

Key films screening at the GIJFF 2016

Dough

country
UK
year
2014
duration
94 min

Labyrinth of Lies

Director
Giulio Ricciarelli
country
Germany
year
2014
duration
122 min

Sabena

country
Israel
year
2015
duration
98 min

Gala events

Special guests appearing at GIJFF 2016

Bérénice Marlohe

French actress Bérénice Marlohe first came to international attention when she was cast as the glamorous and enigmatic Severin in the twenty-third Bond film Skyfall (2012), alongside Daniel Craig. Prior to this she acted mainly on French television, including roles in Père et maire (2002), R.I.S. Police scientifique (2006) and Medical Emergency (2006).

5 to 7 is her second English-language film with an international release. Bérénice has been invited to take part in the Q&A after the screening of 5 to 7 at GIJFF 2016.

Amir Wolf

Amir Wolf studied film & television at Tel Aviv University, and has directed several short films and plays in the Gesher Theatre. Wolf also teaches film directing in a liberal arts high school in Tel Aviv.

Fire Birds is his first feature as a director and scriptwriter. Amir will take part in the Q&A after the screening of Fire Birds at GIJFF 2016.

Nati Dinnar

Nati Dinnar has worked for more than 20 years in the commercial television market in different companies and indiverse roles. He created the docu-drama Sabena, bringing together two Israeli prime ministers, an Israeli president and intriguing interviewees from the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. His production company NDA Productions produces films for theatre and TV.

Dinnar will take part in the Q&A after the screening of Sabena at GIJFF 2016.

all festival guests and appearances

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Calendar

10 Mar

7.15pm gala

book Opening Night Gala screening of Septembers of Shiraz

Geneva Timothy Oulton venue

Sponsors: Laurent Selvi and Irma Danon

11 Mar

2.00pm screening

book To Life! (screening with the short Incognito)

Geneva Ciné 17

12 Mar

8.00pm gala

book Centrepiece Gala screening of Pawn Sacrifice

Geneva Auditorium Arditi

Sponsors: Banque J. Safra Sarasin

13 Mar

11.00am screening

book Labyrinth of Lies

Geneva Ciné 17

13 Mar

13 Mar

3.30pm Q&A, screening

book Sabena (followed by Q&A with producer Nati Dinnar)

Geneva Ciné 17

13 Mar

13 Mar

14 Mar

6.30pm screening

book Dough (screening with the short The Chop)

Geneva Ciné 17

14 Mar

8.50pm screening

book Baba Joon

Geneva Ciné 17

15 Mar

6.00pm screening

book The Kindergarten Teacher

Geneva Ciné 17

15 Mar

8.30pm young professionals screening

book The World Is Funny

Geneva Ciné 17

Sponsors: Diana and Philippe Gougenheim

16 Mar

16 Mar

17 Mar

3.00pm screening

book Experimenter (screening with the short Nyosha)

Geneva Ciné 17

17 Mar

17 Mar

8.00pm gala

book Closing Night Film, 5 to 7

Geneva Ciné 17

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Festival ticket prices

Ticket prices are as follows:

Standard screenings CHF18
– concessions CHF15
Sunday morning screening CHF14
– concessions CHF12
Opening night gala & reception CHF60* 
– first four rows CHF35*
Centrepiece gala & reception CHF45*
Closing night film CHF25*
schools-only screening free

* There are no concessions for gala events

GIJFF film for schools

Our special educational screening at this year’s festival is Secrets of War – a deeply moving coming-of-age film set in Nazi-occupied Holland – suitable for children aged 10 and over.

After the film, we’re hosting a Q&A session with two special guests – the film’s screenwriter, Karen van Holst Pellekaan, and Holocaust survivor Nikolaus Kamp.

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download the programme

The 2016 Geneva International Jewish Film Festival programme is available as a PDF for download.

download GIJFF2016 programme