Explore the Festival through its biggest presentations, including 10 Special Presentations, Next Wave selections, thematic sidebars, and much more. More than just films, these are events you won't want to miss.
SFJFF43's Special Presentations honor stories big and small, illuminate the diversity of Jewish experiences, champion freedom of expression, and delight with their wit and charm.Read More
The Jewish Film Institute champions emerging and established filmmakers telling bold stories about Jewish life, culture, and identity through our Filmmaker Residency and Completion Grants programs. SFJFF43 is proud to showcase this dynamic group of films that received JFI support in their creation.Read More
SFJFF43's Next Wave young adult selections address the complicated, conflicting, and empowering elements of contemporary life, Jewish identity, and expression through a showcase of remarkable stories that touch on art, social justice, relationships, politics, and more.Read More
In an increasingly divided world, film has a role to play in connecting people and communities around the issues that define our moment. Focusing on subjects like abortion rights, gun violence, racial injustice, food systems, and human rights, these films respond to the urgency of our times and embolden us to take concrete action to repair the world.Read More
From the outlaw activists ensuring access to the abortion pill, to Jewish champions of the right to choose, SFJFF43 is spotlighting stories of resistance past and present as reproductive rights come under attack nationwide following the overturn of Roe v. Wade.Read More
2023 marked an inflection point in Israel and Palestine when it comes to issues of democracy, free speech, occupation and hope for a shared future, and filmmakers are responding. SFJFF43 is highlighting the stories of Israelis, Palestinians, and American Jews grappling with their relationship to the Jewish State.Read More