For Teens

Teen Social Justice Film Fellowship

JFI’s Teen Social Justice Film Fellowship gives a diverse group of Bay Area 15-18 year-olds an inside perspective on using film as a tool for social justice.  Twelves teens from around the Bay Area (Jewish and non-Jewish) work with JFI programming, marketing, and communications staff to curate and present programs for Bay Area teens and the wider community reflecting the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world with our actions). Past events have touched on  immigration, civil rights, racial justice, LGBTQ+ equality, women’s rights, democratic participation, and the environment.

Applications open January 2022.

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Past Youth Projects

Youth Jury

What is a film jury? At film festivals around the world, a selection of accomplished filmmakers and other film professionals are selected to watch a series of films and award one as the best film in the program. Jewish Film Institute's programming staff will selects a group of High School students to award the annual Youth Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the annual SFJFF.

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Jerusalem Film Workshop

The Jewish Film Institute is sponsoring young and emerging filmmakers from the Bay Area to participate in the Summer 2019 Jerusalem Film Workshop, a six-week intensive filmmaking and film studies program in Israel. Collaborate with international students, meet leaders from Israel's film industry, and produce work to be screened at the Jerusalem International Jewish Film Festival.

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