Welcome to SFJFF41

Welcome to the 41st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival!

The Jewish Film Institute is thrilled to showcase 50+ films from 13 countries amplifying the voices of our gifted filmmakers and artists. The changes of the past few years have resulted in the incredible diversity of films and filmmakers that are reflected in this years' lineup at the first and still the largest Jewish Film Festival. We are committed to discovering and supporting films and filmmakers that expand understanding of Jewish life and we deeply believe in the power of film to illuminate Jewish experience. 

JFI is now an official partner of the Sundance Film Institute, an Academy Award Ⓡ  qualifying festival, and a home to the only Filmmaker Residency in the country devoted to supporting filmmakers working with Jewish themes. You are a part of our story as you asked for access to the highest quality content and we responded with JFI on Demand and our Online Shorts series, with 2.3 million views worldwide. 

JFI champions bold films and filmmakers that expand, evolve and reframe the Jewish story. As we navigate another year of the pandemic, storytelling and film are especially important. They have the power to engage and entertain us, catalyze conversation and spark action. We are excited to welcome limited number of JFI fans and patrons back to theaters for now, and we'll see the rest of you online!



Lexi Leban
JFI Executive Director

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