The Jewish Film Institute inspires communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life through film, media, and dialogue.


  • Seek excellence, originality and innovation
  • Champion freedom of expression
  • Reveal diverse points of view
  • Provide multiple platforms for open dialogue
  • Honor depth and complexity over formula
  • Celebrate the full spectrum of Jewish identities
  • Nurture and build connections within and beyond the Jewish community
  • Promote an evolving definition of what constitutes Jewish film and media
  • Introduce new voices and emerging talent
  • Stay relevant

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