The Call for Entries for the 37th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is now CLOSED

2017 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: July 20 – August 6, 2017
Filmmakers will be notified of the outcome of their submissions by June 6, 2017

For further information, contact:

Jewish Film Institute
Programming Department
145 Ninth Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103
T: 415.621.0556 x202
F: 415.621.0568

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind and a leader in the curation and presentation of new film and media exploring the complexities of Jewish life around the world. SFJFF attracts more than 40,000 filmgoers and industry professionals to its annual three weeks of inspiring films, events, panels and parties. Screenings take place at the historic Castro theatre in San Francisco and venues throughout the Bay Area during July and August. Works in all forms and genres are considered.

SFJFF presents dramatic and documentary features, television and web series, experimental, and animated features and shorts about Jewish history, culture, and identity as well as films that reflect life through a Jewish lens. The programming staff takes a broad view of what makes a film Jewish and have been known to curate films that are Jew(ish) as well as films about issues that are relevant to Jewish communities and resonate with other cultural communities across the globe.

About the Jewish Film Institute

The Jewish Film Institute is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media internationally and a leading arts organization in the Bay Area. JFI curates screenings in both live and online environments throughout the year including its signature showcase, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), the most prestigious and longest-running Jewish Film Festival in the world, with an annual attendance of approximately 40,000.

JFI also presents screenings throughout the year, including its annual WinterFest mini-Festival of new Jewish cinema. JFI also accepts entries for its acclaimed online shorts series throughout the year with a global audience of 2 million views, and curates JFI On Demand, a streaming service of select films from the organization’s exhibition history. All these efforts, in addition to our filmmaker support services, online film archive, and Next Wave series, inspire communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life through film, media and dialogue.