Jewish Film Festival 2018

The Jewish Film Festival opens in Sydney on evening of 23 October, in Melbourne on 24 October, Canberra on 1 November, in Perth from 7 November and in Brisbane from 8 November 2018.


The Jewish Film Festival for 2018 takes place at several participating cinemas. Download a PDF of the print program here.

Travel across time and place with 64 features and documentaries: from Opening Night film The Interpreter, bold satire “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History As Barbarians”, sprawling French biopic Promise at Dawn, retrospective features The City Without Jews and An Ancient Law, Closing Night film The Unorthodox, and many, many more.



The Jewish Film Festival is proud of our diverse, challenging, thought-provoking and (we hope) wildly entertaining program of carefully curated films and events. We encourage you to dive deep into the program — gather your friends and family, and settle in with your highlighters and sticky notes this long weekend to plan your 2018 festival immersion.

5, 10 and 20 passes are available to purchase online and at the Classic, Lido, Cameo, Event Cinemas Bondi Junction and Greater Union Morley box offices, and – discounted tickets are available for under thirties at all JIFF cinemas’ box offices.

Event Cinemas Bondi Junction 23 Oct – 21 Nov
*New for 2018* Roseville Cinemas 10 – 21 Nov

Classic Cinema Elsternwick 24 Oct – 21 Nov
Lido Cinemas Hawthorn 25 Oct – 21 Nov
Cameo Cinemas Belgrave 8 – 18 Nov

Dendy Cinemas Canberra 1 – 11 Nov

Greater Union Morley 7 – 18 Nov

New Farm Cinemas 8 – 18 Nov


JIFF is the home of the most comprehensive range of Israeli and Jewish-themed films in Australia and New Zealand. The films premiere in our annual three-week film festival in November. JIFF is building on the long and proud 27-year history of Jewish film festivals in Australia.

You can access the archived film program here.

JIFF Distribution (formerly Champion Pictures P/L) is dedicated to the distribution of a select number of these films across all media: theatrical, educational, TV, DVD and VOD.

Synopses of films for the 2018 Festival are available here

Venues and Tickets here

Passes are available.