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Warsaw Jewish Film Festival since 2003 - the first one in East Europe
      In 2003 Daniel Strehlau established, as a director & organizer, by his own idea the annual Jewish Film Festival in East Europe - first ever in this part of the world. In 2004 Mr. Irvin Kershner became a Jury Chairman of his festival. Daniel Strehlau became friend with Kersh till his death, since Mr. Kershner joined in 2001 public screenings of his documentaries at UCLA, LA, Ca.
       In 2006 Daniel Strehlau, as a head of selection committee selected a short film WEST BANK STORY, which was granted 1st CAMERA OF DAVID Award of his Festival and three months later won OSCAR® in the same category. In 2007 he selected for the competition of his Festival Israeli BEAUFORT and KATYN, three months later both films received OSCAR® nominations in foreign language film category. In 2006 his Festival showed the short documentary BROOKLYN: AMONG THE RUINS edited by BENH ZEITLIN, the 2013 Oscar nomination winner and director of BEASTS OF SOUTHERN WILD. In 2011 his Festival showed and awarded the feature documentary INTERRUPTED STREAMS directed by GUY DAVIDI, the 2013 Oscar nomination winner and director of FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS. During his Festival he established many Jewish - Palestinian peace dialog meetings and educational programs for both sides. The Festival was organized through 10 years with limited budget and without seriouse financial support by culture institutions of the country, where was organized. The country supported seriously other festivals. In 2010 Daniel Strehlau organized Israeli Film Fest KOLNOA with Palestinian Film Day ALSEENIMA in East Europe - first ever.  In 2005 he visited Universal City to hand the Honorary Camera of David Award for Mr. Steven Spielberg in his office, who was represented by Mr. Marvin Levy, PR. In 2010 Daniel Strehlau visited Universal City again to hand the David Camera Award for Mr. Quentin Tarantino`s INGLORIOUSE BASTARDS in his office. In 2010 he handed The Honorary Award to Mr. Paul Mazursky in Beverly Hills, Ca. 
IDA: 2013 Camera of David Award & 2015 Oscar
2016 Oscar & 2008 Camera of David for LASZLO NEMES (2016: "Son of Saul" & 2008: "With a little patience")

Promotional video about Warsaw Jewish FF - 6min
WJFF commercial clips 2017 - 2003 - 5 min


Irvin Kershner                 Paul Mazursky, Beverly H.        Agnes Varda 
& Daniel Strehlau                                           & Daniel Strehlau, Paris

Additionally Daniel has a very "good eye".  In 2003, Daniel J. Strehlau established by his own author idea, the pioneering Jewish Film Festival in Eastern Europe - the first festival of its kind in this part of the world: Warsaw JFF, of which he was head until 2015. Since 2003 he selected movies for his Festival, which got "Camera of David Award" of his Festival and three months later got Oscar® (West Bank Story) and Oscar® Nominations (Beaufor, Katyn) in the same categories as well as he presented some movies made by filmmakers (Guy Davidi and Benh Zeitlin), whose other films were Oscar® nominated (Beasts Of Southern Wild, Five Broken Cameras). In 2007 he selected short "With A Little Patient" by Laszlo Nemes, which won first award of his Festival, in 2016 Laszlo Nemesz won Oscar® for his "Son Of Saul". In 2013 he selected IDA, which won the first award of his 2013 Festival and in 2015 won Oscar®. In 2012 he selected for his Warsaw Jewish Film Festival "Flood" Dir. by Guy Nattiv, which received Camera of David Awards for best directory, best actress Ronit Elkabetz and mention for the actor Yoav Rotman, in 2019 Guy Nattiv' SKIN received Oscar®. During his Festival he invited many distinguished filmmakers, one of them Irvin Kershner (Empire Strikes Back) - Jury Chairman of his 2004 Festival, became a great friend of him. Daniel screened movies by Paul Mazursky, who became another friend of him.  Among WJFF' Honorary and Competition Camera of David recipients are: Steven Spielberg, Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski, Barbra Streisand, Agnieszka Holland, Woody Allen, Agnes Varda, Paul Mazursky, Janusz Kaminski, Tadeusz Konwicki, Gustaw Holoubek, Quentin Tarantino, Amos Gitai, Laios Koltai, John Daly, Martin Landau, Joel and Ethan Coen, Caroline Link, Lina and Slava Chaplin, Hany Abu-Assad, Daniel Burman, Shira Geffen, Jerzy Hoffman, Paul Schrader, Laszlo Nemesz, Pawel Pawlikowski, Yariv Horowitz, Claude Lanzman, Matej Minac, Nurith Cohen, Evgenia Dodina, Alex Claude, Samuel Maoz, Ted Taube and hundreds of others. During his Festival he organized a lot of meetings and Q&A periods with Palestinians filmmakers, whose movies were presented at Warsaw Jewish FF in the competition section of Palestinians movies. Daniel Strehlau established during his Festival a lot of peace meetings between Palestinian and Jewish Diasporas as well as between Israeli Jews and Palestinians from Palestine.  The Festival is led by Magda Makarczuk - Strehlau, who is the head and the executive director of the Festival.  
     The Festival is organized by The Camera of David Foundation, which President and Festival Director is Magdalena Makarczuk - Strehlau.
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