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Austin Jewish Film Festival

Festival, Film

Dell Jewish Community Center
7300 Hart Ln
Austin, TX 78731

November 2 - November 12, 2023


The Austin Jewish Film Festival celebrates this year its 21st anniversary, with a selection of French feature and short films supported by Villa Albertine.

Screenings will be held at the Dell Jewish Community Center, many films will be available online as well from November 13-19.

Check out the French programming here below and the full festival schedule on the AJFF website.

The Story of Annette Zelman, by Philippe Le Guay

Romeo and Juliet in 1942. She was Jewish. He was Catholic. Annette and Jean wanted to get married, but Jean’s parents were opposed. Annette Zelman was reported to the Gestapo by her fiancé’s father and was sent to Auschwitz. Based on a true story told in the book ‘Dénoncer les Juifs sous l’Occupation’ (Informing on Jews during the Occupation) by Laurent Joly.

My Father’s Secrets, by Véra Belmont

In the 60s, in Belgium, Michel and his brother Charly lived a happy childhood in their Jewish family. Their father, silent and discreet, didnot reveal his past. The two brothers imagine him as a great adventurer, pirate,or treasure hunter….but what is he hiding?

A Journey with my Dad, by Mor Israeli (short animation)

For the first time, Tamar, 5 years old, accompanies her dad to a hotel where vacationers look a bit strange. Thus begins a journey tinged with surrealism, as soon through the eyes of the child. Tamar will eventually discover the hidden story of her father.

My Daughter My Love, by Eitan Green (Isreaeli film, held in France)

Shimon, a 70-year-old widower, travels to Paris to visit a childhood friend. He stays with his daughter and discovers that her marriage is falling apart. He decides to help. In the process, he finds out that he and his daughter share both dreams and desires of which they had been previously unaware.

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