Though the Jewish Federation of Edmonton made the difficult decision to cancel the live Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, all is not lost. Film is a very adaptable format and we will soon announce the launch of The Virtual Edmonton Jewish Film Festival. Several of the great films in our lineup will be made available to our audiences on their computers and Smart TVs, right in the comfort of their own homes. We plan to have this up and running sometime in May. Dates, schedules and prices will be announced as soon as they are available.

  • Golda’s Balcony, The Film - Sunday, MAY 3, 3:00-10:00 PM

    In this rare, multi-camera angle shoot from the original run of the hit Broadway play Golda’s Balcony, Tovah Feldshuh brilliantly recreates 100 years of Jewish history, playing 45 different characters including Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, Holocaust survivors, Israeli soldiers and, of course, Golda Meir herself. Feldshuh portrays the amazing rise of Golda from Russian schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel, with heart, dazzle, and jaw-dropping artistry.

  • Picture of His Life - Monday, May 4, 3:00-10:00 PM

    A daring Israeli underwater photographer prepares for his greatest challenge yet, in this extraordinary, true-life adventure. Starting as a war photographer, Amos Nachoum built a 40-year career capturing stunning close-up photos of aquatic wildlife, from great white sharks to killer whales. Amos embarks on a perilous quest to the Canadian Arctic in pursuit of his ultimate dream of swimming alongside a great white bear and capturing the encounter on film.

  • Those Who Remained - Tuesday, MAY 5, 3:00-10:00 PM

    This is the poignant and painful story of two Hungarian Holocaust survivors, a young girl and a middle-aged man, whose developing relationship helps them to heal from the scars of war, and provides them with someone and something to live for, when all they once loved is lost. Set against the backdrop of the chilling menace of Hungary’s Stalinist regime, the film is exquisitely acted, and beautifully photographed.

  • The House On Wannsee Street - Wednesday, MAY 6, 3:00-10:00 PM

    When award-winning Argentinean filmmaker Poli Martínez Kaplun decides to delve into her family history, she makes a surprising discovery. In old family photo albums are forgotten images of her great-grandfather, a German-Jewish philosopher persecuted by the Nazis. Digging deeper, she learns that her family was forced to flee Berlin, moving first to Egypt, then Switzerland, and finally to Argentina, where they hid their Jewish identity to get entry papers.

  • The Keeper - Thursday, MAY 7, 3:00-10:00 PM

    The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, is chosen as Goalkeeper for Manchester City, and goes on to become a British football icon. Though his signing causes outrage to thousands of Manchester fans, many of them Jewish, Bert receives support from an unexpected direction: Holocaust survivor Rabbi Alexander Altmann.