Dr. Dietmar Woidke
Prime Minister, Brandenburg
The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg is celebrating a very special anniversary this year: it is taking place for the 25th time. I extend my warmest congratulations on behalf of a large number of fans! Jewish films are so popular for good reason. They provide insights into a world that enrich Berlin and Brandenburg! Jewish film is up to date, historical, opinionated, ironic, funny, but also tragic, and features strong characters. The films tell stories about life in Israel and elsewhere in authentic ways, directing attention beyond everyday news events. I wish you a wonderful 25th festival!