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Below you will find information about 26th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, conditions for acccreditation, links to download various materials as well as media relations from previous editions of the festival. In case of any questions, please contact Robert Gądek:  + 48 12 431 15 17, +48 509 850 449 or per e-mail



Video made by Studio Otwarte, photos: Mateusz Torbus, music: Totemo, Time to Shine


26. JCF - general information

26th Jewish Culture Festival will be held between June 25th and July 3rd, 2016.

First edition of the festival was held in 1988, one year before the fall of communism in Poland. It aimed to present contribution of Polish Jews to development of Polish state, nation and culture. After 28 years, Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is not only the most recognizeable cultural event in Krakow (by both Cracovians and people abroad – according to the independent survey on culture in Krakow in 2015) but also the largest in the world presentation of contemporary Jewish culture – from Israel and the entire Diaspora. Krakow feestival has become a trend setter in how the Jewish culture is presented, fights with stereotypical perception of Jewish culture.

Each edition of the festival lasts 10 days, includes more than 200 events and has an audience of 30,000 people from all the world. As Janusz Makuch – founder and director of the festival – says: Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow focuses on the future. By presenting the most important and valuable trends in Jewish culture, we do ask a question about its future.


26th Jewish Culture Festival will be dedicated to Diaspora and Shabbat - two phenomenon, that have created past, present and future of Jewish life.

26th JCF - a few numbers

  • 145 events in the main program of the festival


  • 140 events in the accompanying events program


  • 204 artists, lecturers and instructors (Israel, USA, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Canada, Poland)


  • 58 volunteers (Poland, Ukraine, Belorusssia, Germany, Austria, Italy, USA, France)


  • 30 000 – number of expected audience

26th Jewish Culture Festival is held under the honorary patronage of President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda. Małopolska Region is a main partner of the festival.


26th JCF - accreditations for journalists

Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is a unique opportunity to experience richness of Jewish culture from all around the globe. It is also a unique chcance to meet the most important creators of Jewish culture in one place – Kazimierz – Krakow’s Jewish quarter.

If you would like to obtain accreditation to the 26th JCF, please erad the condtions for accreditation in the document under the link below, fill the request and send scanned version per e-mail to our office.

Accreditation forms must be received by June 20th, 2:00 p.m. Polish time.


Accredittations are not transferable. 


application form and conditions for accreditations


Media info - download

Jewish Culture Festival’s logo was designed in 2013 by Studio Otwarte. It refers to one of the most important Jewish symbols: the lion of Judah, which is also a symbol of Jerusalem.


Logopack FKŻ


Please contact Robert Gadek if you need Festival’s logo in any different format.


Visual identification of the 26th festival was designed by Studio Otwarte.


read more about the design

Posters of the 26th festival can be downloaded from the link below. All of them were designed by the Studio Otwarte, Posters of previous editions we re designed by many renown artists, including: Richard Horowitz, Lech Majewski, Hakobo, Oded Ezer, Marta Gołąb, Witold Siemaszkiewicz, Piotr Kunce, Olgierd Chmielewski, Andrzej Dudziński, Tomasz Bierkowski and Rafał Olbiński. If you woudl like to receive them – please contact Robert Gadek.


posters of the festival for printing (Google drive)


Other materials related to the 26th festival


photos of artists (Google drive)


audio files (Google drive)

International media about JCF

More than 300 media information about the festival appear every year in Polish and foreign media, including: Gazeta Wyborcza, Polish Television, Polish Radio, The New York Times, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Israel Hayom, The Forward, Huffington Post, Elle, National Geographic, BBC, Jewish Life TV, Shalom TV and many others.


selected media information


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