Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb, developed from the Jewish Film Festival as a unique cultural and educational platform that has been held continuously in Zagreb over the last 13 years.
Over the past 13 years, the Festival has been fostering critical thinking and the creation of a more tolerant society, in an attempt to open up a dialogue between opposing sides and to contribute to the development of a healthier social environment. The Festival 's starting point was to raise awareness about and maintaining collective memory of the Holocaust through films and personal testimonies about the experience of the concentration camps by President of the Festival and a two-time Oscar winner, Branko Lustig. Aiming to react to the needs of the society, over the last couple of years, the Festival has tried to communicate subjects that can and should foster a better common future. We have been warning about the problems such as of racism, discrimination, xenophobia, homophobia and hate speech, as well as issues of asylum seekers and migrants and their assimilation into the society.
This year, we will place special emphasis on the importance of accepting and respecting diversity and the fundamental principles of equality and justice. Visit us at cinemas SC, Kinoteka and Tuskanac and during 7 festival days watch films, enhance your knowledge, and find the exhibition on the streets of Zagreb! Simply: find out something new and see things from another perspective.