JFI Completion Grants Program

Applications for the 2022 JFI Completion Grants are now closed.

For questions, contact:

Jewish Film Institute
E: jfifilmmakers@jfi.org
T: 415.621.0556

The JFI Completion Grants Program provides finishing funds to emerging and established filmmakers for original stories that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, memory, and identity. Established in 2020, JFI has awarded nearly $200,000 since the program's inception. Projects eligible for consideration include narratives, documentaries, shorts, episodic programs, or web series. JFI Completion Grants respond to a critical lack of funding opportunities available for independent media projects that pursued expansive, nuanced interpretations of Jewish topics. JFI Completion Grants recognize projects that demonstrate an ability or ambition to entertain and engage us, to build bridges between communities, to turn conversation into action, and to reframe understanding of Jewish cultures and identities.

Application guidelines and examples of supported projects are available below. 

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Key Resources


Purchase a Filmmaker Membership to the Jewish Film Institute

  • Discounts and pre-sales on tickets, passes, and Jewish Film Institute merchandise
  • Festival program guide mailed to your home
  • Donor recognition on the JFI website and onscreen recognition at the Festival
  • Invitations to filmmaker events year-round

Tax Deductible Amount: $35

Applicants to the JFI Completion Grants Program may pay their application fee by becoming a Filmmaker Member.

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