The International Day of Holocaust Remembrance was marked by the performance of the children's opera "Brundibár" at the Center for tolerance at the site of the old oil plant in Zagreb, with the support of the City of Zagreb and the Italian Institute for Culture.



The opening of the "Requiem for Auschwitz" exhibition by the Roman artist Ceija Stojka has attracted numerous people from political and public life, and the honor of opening opened with the mayor Bandić and the parliamentary representative Veljko Kajtazi who was present inspired by the...



First Brundibar performance was also a general reherseal for the upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day. Never the less, the auditorium was filled up to the last seat and these pictures by Sanjin Kaštelan illustrate all the emotions and effort invested in its production...



For those who want  more detailed insight into the libretto of the opera and the team behind this comprehensive project, see our brochure in Croatian and English.



Photos from the rehearsals give a promise of a spectacle! Little Stars Choral studio lead by prof. Šljivac has done incredible work and raised the production quality to the enviable level! Young voices are brilliant in their roles, and the director Krešimir Dolenčić is making sure that their...



Ceija Stojka as a part of the "Requiem for Auschwitz" exhibition will be presented to the local audience with 18 drawings and 17 acrylic paintings. The motives of nature and the literary testimonies of numerous camps where she spent her childhood witness to the horrors we are reminded...

#WithRefugees - June 20th - World Refugee Day


Join us in supporting millions of refugees, in showing the power of solidarity, in helping ourselves, others and society to create a better tomorrow. UNHCR is, with your help, inviting governments around the world to provide every refugee family with a safe place to live...

Film and Discussion in Rijeka


 On 6 June, the association organized in Rijeka its last educational program for young people during the school year 2016/2017. This is a program of Film and Discussion, which is being carried out with the aim of turning the attention of the young and sensitized to the existence and forms of...

Festival of Tolerance presents: Meeting of Styles @ Art Park


A three day art event, from 26th until 28th of May introduces world-renowned street artists as a part of the 11th edition of Festival of Tolerance. Meeting of Styles project is bringing to Zagreb well known artists who will, alongside Croatian artists such as Chez186, Bare and Lunar...

Branko Lustig's lecture @ Police Academy Zagreb


On May 3rd 2016, Branko Lustig held a lecture before 200 cadets of the Police Academy.  He conveyed his experience of the death camps to gathered cadets, giving them a unique insight, through the eyes and memories of a Holocaust survivor, of the horrors of the Nazi regime.

Essay competition on tolerance and/or holocaust


Jewish Film Festival Zagreb Association in opening an essay competition on the Holocaust and/or tolerance for schools that participate in the Educational Mornings program in the school year 2016/2017. The goal of the competition is to make Educational Morning more then just a one time experience...

Submit your films to the 12th Festival of Tolerance


Since 2007, the Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb screens high-quality accomplishments from all around the world in the categories of feature, documentary, short and animated film, which are dedicated to the Holocaust and promotion of tolerance.

Chronicles of the festivals sixth day.


As discusions are a vital part of the Festival of Tolerance, Thursday also had its share of them: "All the colors of love" and "Ecology/migration/chaos and conflict" which were inspired by the films screened before them.

A fact hard to deny!


Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. The film is scheduled for today at 7.

Cro docu recommendation for this evening!


Dr. Boris Braun at the age of 97 vividly remembers his early twenties. Back then he was a student of agronomy from a rich family of Jews in Đurđevac. Together with their parents he was taken to Savska and then to Auschwitz, only to see the end of war in Buchenwald.

The venice ghetto screened at cinema Europa


The year 2016 marks the 500th anniversary of world's first ghetto: the Ghetto of Venice. Imaginative docu-fiction techniques bring alive the paradoxical wonders of Europe’s oldest Jewish ghetto and its integration into Italian society, in this edifying and heart-warming film.

Fight for equal rights at cinema Tuškanac!


In I Am Not Your Negro, entirely narrated with the words of James Baldwin, via his personal appearances and the text of his final and unfinished book project, the award-winning director Raoul Peck goes back to the tragic deaths of Malcolm X...

Preserve cultural heritage by discussing against oblivion!


A discussion under the title "Cultural Heritage as National Identity" will be held after the screening of the documentary titled "The Destruction Of Memory" at Kino Tuškanac at 7 pm. Prof. dr.

Chronicles of the festivals fifth day.


This years guest lecturer at Educational Mornings, dr. Daniel Wildman, covered the subject of Nazi the ideal of Aryan Masculinity. Once again the cadets of the police academy and numerous students attended the lecture.

Let climate change take you to the movies!


This successful documentary by Jareda P. Scotta titled The Age Of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change, resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability.

Are you ready for sami blood?


Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breading Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930’s and race biology examinations at her boarding school she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

Short film - announcement!


Crisis What Crisis! Two German filmmakers travel to Greece. They want to shoot a film about what is left from the crisis in the country. What crisis can they find after the big pictures are gone? Johanna Bentz and Jonas Römmig in their essay film discover the different faces of the crisis on the...

Short film – recommendation for children!


In order to fulfil one’s biggest dream sometimes we need to unite. A  cruel  war  has  taken  two  brothers’  home.  Their mother  does not allow them to leave the house because she is afraid that they might get hurt.

Chronicles of the festivals fourth day.


Claire Ferguson and Lion Roberts preseted their touching film "Destination Unknown" which talks about empaty and tolerance. Beside the films, to mark the 30 year anniversery of the suicide of Primo Levi, italian chemist and Auschwitz survivor...

Bag of Marbles tonight at Tuškanac!


Paris is occupied. The Nazi threat is looming over Europe. Two brothers are forced to leave their father and set off into the unknown. Their lives depend on one lie. They cannot admit to anyone who they are. Take a peak in the childhood with another pearl of French cinematography and come to Kino...

Docu masterpiece!


The film, sweeping in its global reach, yet intensely intimate, is a tour de force that unifies these scenes into a single work, told without narration, without experts and, for long stretches, without words at all! At a time when religious hatreds dominate the world’s headlines...

Documentary treat!


With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari...

Spend an evening in Europa!


Gabrielle (Marion Cotillard) comes from a small village in the south of France, at a time when her dream of true love is considered scandalous, and even insane. Against her will, Gabrielle’s parents marry her to José (Alex Brendemühl), an honest and loving Spanish farmer who they think will...

Chronicles of the festivals third day.


Throughout the festival week we educate ourselves, discuss, ponder, watch films but also hang out. Check out what a day at the Festival of Tolerance looks like.

All the colors of love with a phenomenal film and discussion!


The course of teenage love rarely runs smooth, but this is especially true when you’re secretly gay in an Aussie all-male school in the 1970s and entranced by the captain of the football team:) A pair of star-crossed lovers, Tim and John meet in a high-school production of Romeo and Juliet.

Interesting and diverse music program at the 11th festival of tolerance


All lovers of urban sound will enjoy this year's top music programme. DJ Kuna, Valami Swing and KIDS N CATS will put everyone in good mood. Zagreb, 11 April 2017 – The music programme of the 11th edition of the Festival of Tolerance started last Saturday at the recently opened Pločnik club...

Go for a royal film treat!


Multi-award winning film KING JACK deserves a royal treatment and we have no doubts that extra seats will be needed for the evening screening of this Felix Thompson's film  at 9.15 PM at  Kino Europa! Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school...

Documentary of the day!


Blending an intimate testimony with deep immersion in the archives, DESTINATION UNKNOWN  brings the stories of twelve Holocaust survivors to the screen. The film creates a harmonious mosaic of first-hand accounts, rare archive from the time, and family Super 8 footage from after the war.

Peter Entell – guest director!


One hundred years ago, Peter's grandparents had to flee Ukraine, a country destroyed by wars and masacres. One hundred years after, Entell faces the same destructive nationalism. Like Dew in the Sun transcends cultural, religious and national differences to uncover the deeper bonds that unite...

How much would you know about war suffering if not for photography?


Tony Vaccaro, an infantryman from the Second World War By using a $47.00 portable 35mm camera, UNDER FIRE filmed one of the most comprehensive and intimate war records in thousands of images, often developed at night, wearing helmets.

Documentaries and Karl Markovics marked the Second day of the Festival of Tolerance


„The Festival of Tolerance is exceptionally important, especially nowadays with the rise of fascism and negation of its consequences. In the past 25 years, events like those that had taken place in Jasenovac are being concealed and put out of sight.

Chronicles of the festivals second day.


Documentaries and Karl Markovics marked the second day of the festival. Experience the festival atmosphere and learn more about the program in our video chronicle.

Film and discussion of the day!


Director Johan Grimonprez, based on a globally famous book written by Andrew Feinstein, brings the film titled The Shadow and reveals how international arms trade fuels corruption, defines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates mass suffering.

Check out our Tolerance talk


This year, the Festival of Tolerance will spread on another location – the recently renovated KIC club​! Take part in our ancillary programme and expert lectures because the topics have never been more up-to-date and the environment filled with many round tables has never been better for a...

A documentary because of which you will migrate to Tuškanac!


After Israel won the Six-Day War in 1967, hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens built their homes on the occupied territories of the West Bank. Dealing with the pioneers of the settlement movement and diverse groups of contemporary settlers like no other film before The Settlers presents a...

Sunday is a great day for the movies!


The film programme of the 11th annual Festival of Tolerance is filled with all-day screenings. Do not miss the Croatian documentary film "Jasenovac Memento" by Bogdan Žižić today at 4 p.m. at the Cinema Europa                                                  ...

11th Festival of Tolerance has started


The grand opening of the 11th Festival of Tolerance started with the projection of the excellent remake of "Naked Among Wolves". The festival was traditionally opened by the mayor of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandić, quoting the words Branko Lustig spoke to him 7 years ago after returning from...

Evening fun for students and martyrs!


- Are girls allowed to wear a bikini for their swimming lessons? - Does sex education belong to schools? - Should the theory of evolution be thought in natural science classes? Veniamin is living through a mystical crisis and he is making his mother...

A documentary because of which we are counting days as years...


High above the town of Stollberg, close to Chemnitz, there is a castle named Hoheneck – a notorious women's jail in the times of DDR. Prisoners from the entire DDR served their sentences at the castle; criminals together with the so-called «political» or those who stood against the...

Doku recommendation!


The fastest growing Jewish community today is the one in Berlin. Germany is considered as one of the most democratic countries in the world and practically the moral leader of Europe. This development was impossible to imagine in 1945.

Short film announcement!


Imagine if every lie is to become truth! That is exactly what happens when little Ami learns that her mother needs to go on a business trip. Her mother tells her an innocent lie to calm her while she is away but stirs a series of unexpected events.

Feature film recommendation followed by a discussion!


Ernst, a motherless child, is a bright boy but also a misfit. Juvenile homes and correctional institutions in which he has lived so far believe that it is «impossible to instruct». Due to his rebellious nature, he is finally sent to a psychiatric ward where he notices that other children are...

Feature film announcement!


A POSSIBLE LIFE is a film about hope, possibilities, women power and the capacity to always start your life anew. Anna and her son Valerio are running away from the man who destroyed their love with his hands. The film talks about the possibility to create a different life and the fact that there...

Schools visited the exhibition


The exhibition "From generation to generation" by Arik Brauer, which was realized as part of the 11th Festival of tolerance, hosted elementary schools. This prompted a dialogue about Jewish art and religion that is represented on the illustrations made for the New Haggadah.

Lithuanian cinematography at The Festival Of Tolerance!


This year, on April 12th 17:30 in KIC, we will present the Lithuanian cinematography and screen a series of fantastic films made in the second half of the 20th century. After the screening, there will be a lecture organized on the topic.

From Generation To Generation / The New Haggadah By Arik Brauer


Exhibition opening of the Austrian artist Arik Brauer is the best overture to the 11th Festival of Tolerance which is held in Zagreb from 8th untill 14th of April   Last night at the Museum of Arts and Crafts an exhibition of illustrations "From generation to generation / New Haggadah...

Feature film recommendation!


Naked Among Wolves is a film reinterpretation of the novel written by Bruno Apitz in 1958. The plot of the novel became a symbol of the anti-fascist resistance movement in East Germany. A 3-year-old child hidden inside of a suitcase arrives to Buchenwald a few weeks before the liberation of the...

Documentary announcement


Unrest is a story about a recently married couple that is trying to learn how to live with a chronic desease. In search of answers and tied to her bed in the beginning, Jeniffer embarks on a virtual quest around the globe, meeting four incredible patients from the US...

Opening of the "From Generation to Generation /the New Haggadah by Arik Brauer" exhibition


The 11th Tolerance Festival - JFF Zagreb, the Austrian Cultural Forum Zagreb and the Museum of Arts and Crafts have the honor to invite you to the opening of the exhibition   FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION / NEW HAGGADAH BY ARIK BRAUER which will be held on April 3...

Press conference was held


Today, in a beautiful setting of Sheraton Hotel a press conference was held to present the program of the 11th Festival of Tolerance, which will be held in Europe Cinema, Tuškanac Cinema and Cultural and Informational Centre in Zagreb.

Closing of the "A Good Day" exhibition


The exhibition "One Good Day" by a young American artist with the Viennese address Andrewa Mezvinsky was closed on Monday, February 6th.  Recall, Andrew Mezvinsky, inspired by the autobiographical testimony of Italian writer Prima Levi, on the survival of Auschwitz...

Official opening of the exhibition "A Good Day"


On January 27., in French Pavilion in Zagreb, the place where people were taken to detention camps and death, on the day of the United Nations General Assembly 2005 proclaiming the official day appealing to all members of the United Nations to respect the memory of Holocaust victims...

Opening of the exhibition "A Good Day"


Tomorrow is marking the International Holocaust Remebrance Day. Andrew M. Mezvinksy's exibition is reminder of the most sacred chapter in human history. More frightening than any camp and suffering would be to talk about the horrors of that time rermain untold-the conclusion of today's...

Exhibition "A Good day"


The testimonials of direct witnesses can hardly be replaced, but it is vital to recognise and support attempts to preserve the memories through artistic creation, especially among a younger generation of artists.

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