ANNE BOUKRIS / CJFF Director
I have been involved in the festival since it started out in 1998. At the time we screened the films in the “Jewish community” in Ny Kongensgade. A historic building that is no longer home to Danish Jews.
The festival took place with a projector and an old-fashioned screen that hung and dangled from the ceiling. The room was filled to the brim and people were sitting on the windowsill sweating while movies and discussions flew over our Jewish members. Back then it was a very internal event – today we are a 10-day long film festival collaborating with Vienna, Warsaw and Barcelona in our new organization The European Jewish Film Institute.
I am a former minority researcher and expert in modern Jewish identity history. I have my own company, Social Cities and Equal Consult, where I work with the prevention of discrimination and racism, equality and inclusion strategies primarily in cultural life. Furthermore, I am a knowledge partner in the Center for Art and Interculture. For a period of time I was the director of the Jewish Museum in Oslo. Furthermore, I have many years of experience as a curator and strategic cultural advisor. I live in Copenhagen and Tel Aviv, respectively.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
To thematize and curate a film festival whose very name reflects a restriction of scope is not always easy. Over the years, we have learned that questions such as “Why should there be a Jewish film festival?” and “What exactly is a Jewish film?” are frequently asked, especially by the media.
The Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival is a cultural and art event that has evolved from being a projection of concerns from within the Jewish community into a cultural event that focuses on the major existential and political issues of coexistence, tolerance, criticism, freedom, and the future.
CJFF 2022 TEAM
Based i Tel Aviv
Contact: Yoram Schaffer