Since its inception, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has been a key launch pad for emerging filmmakers from around the world by introducing their work to an American audience. Filmmakers such as Amos Gitai, Dani Levy, Roberta Grossman, Amy York Rubin, Lacey Schwartz, Ry Russo-Young, Liz Garbus, Tiffany Shlain, Michal Aviad, Jill Soloway, Hilla Medalia, Karin Albou, and Peter Forgacs have all found a wider audience for their work through screening at SFJFF. You could be our next big discovery!
The Jewish Film Institute provides services to both established and emerging filmmakers working in a variety of media platforms that promote the exploration and understanding of modern Jewish identity. Through the exhibition of new work live and online, training for young filmmakers, artists’ incubator programs, residencies, and awards, JFI supports filmmakers throughout their careers.