Become a Strategic Partner

As a Jewish Film Institute sponsor, you will be recognized as a committed community partner devoted to sustaining the rich arts and cultural landscape of the Bay Area. Receive visibility and extend your outreach to our educated, affluent audiences in the Bay Area and internationally online. JFI prides itself on both the long term commitments of its sponsors and the attention to service we are able to provide to our valued partners.

Support Our Stories

Support the creation, exhibition, promotion, and preservation of the highest quality content through filmmaker residencies, JFI On Demand, youth engagement, and year round events through exclusive sponsorship opportunities. JFI currently works with such esteemed partners as Wells Fargo, Joie de Vivre Hotels, KQED, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka to name but a few –join us!

JFI Stats: Our Audience

35 years at the helm of the field of Jewish film festival curation
Annual live audience of 35,000
Online audience of 1.7 million
Over 120 screenings each year throughout the Bay Area
Annual appearances from over 60 guest directors, actors and film professionals from around the world
10,000 e-newsletter subscribers
Distribution of 110,000 SFJFF catalogs and mini guides
Exclusive members-only parties, receptions, and special events

Many Ways to Make a Difference

Year-Round Engagement

  • Preserve history through Jewish cinema with JFI On Demand – our new streaming media platform, allowing viewers to stream or download-to-own feature films from our online archive
  • Sponsor our renowned monthly Online Shorts program, reaching a worldwide audience
  • Support our annual WinterFest showcase
  • Present special sneak previews of high profile new releases throughout the year
  • Bring encore screenings to Bay Area senior living communities through the Mitzvah Series
  • Help us to continue to build our online archive of over 1500 films

Festival Sponsors

  • Support one of the three largest film festivals in the Bay Area, with over 35,000 annual attendees and 120 screenings and events throughout San Francisco, Palo Alto, Berkeley, Oakland, and Marin
  • Sponsor parties, events, and panel discussions
  • Help us bring over 60 international filmmakers and actors to the Bay Area to discuss their work and mingle with Festival-goers
  • Underwrite a new Festival award, naming rights provide international promotion and exposure for sponsors
  • Sponsor or Co-sponsor a Big Night film, a feature film, or a short

Encourage New Works

  • Support emerging and established filmmakers through our JFI Filmmaker Residency Program
  • Empower the next generation of storytellers through the New Jewish Filmmaking Project – our young adult mentoring program
  • Provide innovative programs and cutting-edge new media projects to next generation audiences in their own communities through JFI Next Wave


JFI sponsors receive a complete package of marketing opportunities and benefits to meet their distinct branding and promotional objectives targeting an affluent and diverse San Francisco/Bay Area market.

Contact Development Director Kim Bistrong at for details and information about our sponsorship program