Biz X Was There – Opening Night For The 21st Annual Windsor Jewish Film Festival

The Windsor Jewish Federation & Community Centre hosted an Opening Reception on June 17, 2024 at the Capitol Theatre, downtown Windsor to kick off the 21st annual Windsor Jewish Film Festival running from June 17 to 20, 2024.

The goal of the festival is to expose the Jewish and non-Jewish community alike to the diversity of their culture, to overcome the barriers to attendance of Jewish entertainment for both the secular Jewish population and the non-Jewish population.

For two decades, the Windsor Jewish Community Centre has proudly hosted this film festival that showcases the best of Jewish films. Once again the lead sponsor is the Ruth and Bernard Friedman Endowment Fund.

Each year, the attendance at the festival grows, discovered, attended and supported by people from across Windsor Essex, and beyond. The Windsor Jewish Film Festival is now a highly anticipated event on our community’s calendar and receives high recognition from local news media. Biz X magazine is a proud sponsor as well.

This year’s event features their usual exciting line-up of 10 films (click the link to the website above for descriptions of each and the times), vetted by a volunteer jury, from dozens of festival winners from around the world. As always, there is a great mix of drama, comedy and documentary – something for everyone!

The price to attend is $14 per film or $39 for three films. Tickets are sold at the Capitol Theatre during the festival. Cash only please.

And now in our photo gallery, Biz X special correspondent Jack Eisenberg attended the Opening Night reception to get a few photos of the VIP guests and sponsors in attendance. Please see the accompanying photo gallery.