Greener Pastures

From hotly anticipated world premieres to captivating true tales and enthralling features from award-winning filmmakers, the Jewish International Film Festival makes its triumphant return to the silver screens of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra from 25 February – 4 April.

In 2022, the Festival will also move into Dendy Cinemas, Southport (Queen Street Village) from 26 March – 3 April, a new cinema location in the Gold Coast.

Each year, the Jewish International Film Festival presents a fresh and diverse selection of Jewish cinema from Australia and around the world. In 2022, the Festival will screen 55 feature films and a shorts package from 19 countries, including two world premiere screenings of Australian films. Audiences can also look forward to a full suite of events including live music, comedy, cabaret and more.

The Festival will launch its program with the high spirited Australian Premiere of Israeli stoner comedy Greener Pastures on Sunday 30 January at 4PM in Melbourne (Classic, Elsternwick), Sydney (Ritz, Randwick) and Perth (Luna Palace, Leederville). This laugh-out-loud feature follows an elderly man forced into destitution, who hatches an ingenious plan to sell marijuana to nursing home residents in order to buy his house back. Tickets on sale from Wednesday 15th December.

The Festival arrives in: Sydney at Ritz Cinema, Randwick (3 Mar – 4 Apr) and Roseville Cinemas, Roseville (3 – 23 Mar); Melbourne at Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick (2 Mar – 3 Apr), and Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn  (3 Mar – 3 Apr); Brisbane at New Farm Cinemas (10 – 20 Mar); Gold Coast at Dendy Cinemas, Southport (Queen Street Village) (26 Mar – 3 Apr); Canberra at Dendy Cinemas (10 – 20 Mar); and Perth at Luna Palace Leederville (25 Feb – 16 Mar).

“We are thrilled to return to cinemas around Australia in 2022 with a world-class program featuring 55 feature films plus a full events suite that encapsulate the experiences of the Jewish community from Israel and the diaspora,” said Jewish International Film Festival Artistic Director, Eddie Tamir. “We’re also very excited to announce our new Gold Coast beachside home, Dendy Cinemas in Southport.”

Stay tuned for further announcements on the full program and virtual guests. Tickets on sale from Sunday 30 January.

2022 Jewish International Film Festival screening dates:

SYDNEY                3 March – 4 April Ritz Cinema, Randwick
3 March – 23 March Roseville Cinemas, Roseville

MELBOURNE         2 March – 3 April Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick
3 March – 3 April Lido Cinemas, Hawthorn

BRISBANE            10 March – 20 March  New Farm Cinemas, New Farm

GOLD COAST        26 March – 3 April Dendy Cinemas, Southport (Queen Street Village)

CANBERRA           10 March – 20 March Dendy Cinemas, Canberra

PERTH                  25 February – 16 March Luna Palace, Leederville

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