WinterFest 2022

February 26 – March 6, 2022 • The tenth annual WinterFest returns in February 2023

WinterFest, presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is an annual showcase of bold, independent films that expand and evolve the Jewish story. From innovative dramatic features to illuminating documentaries, WinterFest invites communities in the Bay Area and beyond to dive deep into tales that entertain, challenge, educate, and delight us.

The tenth annual edition of WinterFest returns in February 2023.

Enjoy all films with a WinterFest Pass

$75 Members
$105 General Public

Enjoy all WinterFest films in the JFI Online Screening Room with the Streaming Pass. Purchase a pass using the button below.Visit this page for JFI's Box Office policy and this page for a Streaming FAQ.

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JFI Teen Social Justice Film Fellows present: Her Dance

JFI Teen Social Justice Film Fellows present: Her Dance

After not being invited to her sister’s wedding, Aya, a transwoman, shows up by surprise on a Shabbat night at the Orthodox Jewish community where her family lives.

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The Survivor

The Survivor

When the Nazis invade Poland, Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. A sadistic officer offers him an impossible deal: fight fellow prisoners in the boxing ring for the amusement of his captors, or die. How far will Harry’s will to live take him? (Opening Night Film)

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Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

Fiddler’s Journey to the Big Screen

Marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary movie musical, this is an intimate portrait of director Norman Jewison and the making of Fiddler on the Roof. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum. (Closing Night Film)

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Rose

Rose

After the death of her beloved husband, 78-year-old Rose rediscovers herself and realizes that she is not only a mother, a grandmother, and a widow, but a woman with desires of her own. (Centerpiece Narrative)

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Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind

Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind

Prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates has remained intensely private. Until now. Through a long-standing friendship and persistent inquiry, director Stig Björkman was granted unprecedented access to her life. (Centerpiece Documentary)

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The Automat

The Automat

The story of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, which served New Yorkers and Philadelphians for over a century. Features interviews with loyal customers Mel Brooks, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Colin Powell, and Carl Reiner.

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Cinema Sabaya

Cinema Sabaya

Nine women, Arab and Jewish, take part in a video workshop hosted by a young film director, who teaches them how to document their lives. Group dynamics force them to challenge their views and beliefs as they get to know each other.

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The Fourth Window

The Fourth Window

Following his death in 2018, the film unveils the double tragedies in the life of the Israeli writer, Amos Oz. A sensitive portrait of darkness, peace, trauma and stardom.

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Three Minutes: A Lengthening

Three Minutes: A Lengthening

In 2009, Glenn Kurtz discovered a crumbling 16mm color home movie — amateur footage his grandfather David shot in 1938 on a vacation in Europe. The images are all that remain of most of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland from that time.

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A Tree of Life

A Tree of Life

A shofar blower, a gun shop housed in a former synagogue, and eleven hundred mitzvahs weave this intimate tapestry of a community rebuilding after eleven people are brutally murdered inside their synagogue for being Jewish.

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Phoenix Rising — Part 1: Don't Fall

Phoenix Rising — Part 1: Don't Fall

Actress Evan Rachel Wood’s tale of survival and activism after years of silence and experiencing abuse. (Sneak Preview)

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