Explore the Festival through its biggest presentations, including several Big Night programs, the annual Take Action Day, Next Wave selections, thematic sidebars and much more. More than just films, these are events you won't want to miss.
SFJFF41's Big Nights honor stories big and small that illuminate the diversity of Jewish experiences, champion freedom of expression, and delight with their wit and charm. This year’s Festival features an experimental musical, a local connection, and the largest number of short films in SFJFF history.Read More
Don't miss the full lineup of incredible short films in this year's program, each of which packs a big story. All narrative shorts compete for the SFJFF Film Movement Award and all documentary shorts compete for the juried Best Short Documentary Award, the winner of which is eligible for the Academy Award in Documentary (Short Subject).Read More
Returning to SFJFF41 - the Television Spotlight. Featuring the series LABYRINTH OF PEACE presented in six episodes across two parts.Read More
JFI Next Wave is a community of young yet discerning, Bay Area film lovers. Next Wave serves as well as a platform for the showcase of emerging and established filmmakers - in an affordable package - whose work explores modern life and identity through a Jewish lens, often dealing with subjects like, art, music, travel, social justice and more.Read More
SFJFF41 features several films with local connections, including the Local Spotlight film from Bay Area filmmaker Debra Chasnoff, z"l.Read More
Today's national conversation and political moment has inspired a powerful revolution of filmmakers applying their trade to the moment’s most pressing issues. The state of the state, human interests, environmentalism, legal injustice and online privacy are just some of the relevant and pressing issues raised in this years' lineup of buzzworthy documentaries.Read More