The Jewish Film Institute presents: the San Francisco Jewish Film festival, and a variety of year-round screenings, programs, and events, including our annual WinterFest, Next Wave events, Best of the Fest encore series, community co-presentations and member-only sneak previews of commercial and independent new releases.
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Each month, the Jewish Film Institute spotlights a new, free online short film. Many filmmakers cut their teeth on shorts, so this is a great way to see early works by some of the next generation’s new voices.
The Jewish Film Institute’s online archive is a searchable catalog of more than 1500 films that have been screened by the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival over the past 35 years, including film stills, descriptions, credits, and more.
Assaf Basson’s personal documentary pays tribute to his father, an Iraqi Jew who led a double life in Israel as a renowned singer of Arabic music and an agent for Israel’s intelligence service, Mossad. Known by his stage name Magdi, Yitzhak Basson is a man of contradictions: between his love for Arabic culture and his mission as a Mossad agent, and between his life as a singer and as a family man.
A program of the Jewish Film Institute, which provides free screenings for senior citizens at both the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and in residential communities.
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