The Jewish Film Festival Zagreb Association is a non-profit organization that has from its very beginnings in 2008 recognized the need to offer additional enriched features to culture and the outer-institutional education of citizens. It is the aim of the Association to speak out about the necessity of understanding the different, tolerance, love – that is why each May for the past six years has been reserved for the organization of the Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, i.e. in 2013 – the Festival of Tolerance.
Through this cinematic and cultural manifestation and all its program segments, we promote multicultural dialogue and educate the public about the atrocities of the Holocaust, from whose history and experience we must draw lessons, identify and single out today’s social problems, and entice the development of tolerance and shared values as the foundation for a peaceful coexistence of various ethnic and religious communities.
Led by the Honorary President of the Festival, Mr. Branko Lustig, a survivor of the Holocaust and two-time Academy Award winner, we speak out and warn about the atrocities that took place during the Holocaust, reminding the public that there is still not enough interest and tolerance to put an end to the horrors of genocide and war.