Filmmakers in Residence

Applications to the Filmmakers in Residence program are currently closed.

For questions, contact:

Marcia Jarmel
Director, Filmmaker Services
Jewish Film Institute
T: 415.621.0556

The JFI Filmmakers in Residence Program is a year-long artist residency that provides creative, marketing, and production support for emerging and established filmmakers whose documentary projects explore and expand thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, and identity. Residents: participate in monthly cohort meetings; attend capacity-enhancing workshops with industry professionals and experts; consult with JFI staff on industry best practices in marketing, fundraising, production, and exhibition; and refine their project pitches through mentorship and a pitch forum with industry experts. Residents receive: a complimentary JFI Filmmaker membership; access to all JFI programs and events; a travel stipend to attend an annual convening at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; visibility in JFI promotional materials; and access to the Ninth Street Independent Film Center's on-site screening room and editing space. Filmmakers located in the Bay Area are also eligible to apply for office and editing space at Ninth Street.

"The JFI Residency has been an incredible network of peers and mentors who have helped support me through various stages of my project. Whether it's support on a critical issue or question, creative feedback on scenes, or just generally trading stories on the ins and outs of working on a feature film, the residency has been such a generative community for me."

Simon Mendes, 2022 Filmmaker in Residence

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