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As a friend of the Jewish Film Institute, you already know that film and media is a powerful medium for illuminating perspectives and uncovering our collective stories. Giving a gift to JFI ensures that film and media that examines the depth and breadth of the global Jewish experience will continue to be produced, presented and discussed.
Scroll down below and read about all the programs your donation will help support. Then click the DONATE button to inspire communities in the Bay Area and around the world to expand our understanding of Jewish life through film, media, and dialogue.
To discuss giving with a JFI representative, contact Director of Philanthropy Ken Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415.621.0556
JFI's signature program is the first and still the largest Jewish film festival in the world with an audience of over 40,000 across 5 Bay Area cities each summer.
JFI's growing mini-festival in San Francisco, this two day event features cutting edge new releases just in time for Academy Award season.
The program provides media makers with one year of mentoring and support and office space at JFI's home at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center.
Next Wave programs reach a vital and diverse community of contemporary film lovers ages 18-35 with interactive and social programs that combine film with art, music, comedy, food, politics focusing on innovative new Jewish content.
JFI presents films and discussions in Bay Area senior centers, providing people unable to attend theatrical screenings with opportunities for viewing and discussing critical stories, as well as discounted tickets and free screenings at SFJFF.
JFI brings its "Best Of" films to incarcerated adults with post-screening Q&As and staff-ignited discussions about relevant themes, including through the prison's closed-circuit television network.
A program of selected audiences favorites from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for new and returning audiences at Jewish Community Centers in Marin and the East Bay.
JFI's partnership with the Jerusalem Film Workshop offers documentary film students an opportunity to attend a 6-week summer filmmaking intensive in Israel with their finished films screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
An SFJFF award goes a long way to a film's continued success, including the coveted SFJFF Audience Awards, Film Movement Short Film Award, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award and the juried, Oscar-qualifying Best Short Documentary Award.
350 selected films available for streaming from JFI's digital archive of over 1800 expertly curated films. JFI on Demand is accessible to all users to stream, rent or download films from their preferred streaming service providers.
A monthly curated selection of short films and exceptional works with accompanying artist Q&As available for free and in their entirety via JFI's YouTube Channel with 2.2 million views worldwide.
The JFI Archive project seeks to preserve a record of all films exhibited by the Jewish Film Instittue and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Our dedication to independent filmmakers ensures quality films are prevented from becoming lost and are recognized far beyond their original screening date.
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JFI's work would not be possible without general operating support. Unrestricted grants and gifts are welcome and most appreciated. Our thriving membership program includes a range of benefits such as special access to SFJFF and year-round screenings and events.
Make your gift for future generations of Jewish film lovers by becoming a contributor the JFI Future Focus Fund. For more information on legacy giving, contact Ken Levin: email@example.com or 415 621 0556 ext. 215.
JFI is a 501(c)3 organization and you contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law minus the cash value of goods and services received. Our IRS Tax Id is 94-2854068. Consult a tax professional to learn more about IRS rules covering income tax deductions for charitable contributions by individuals. The tax deductible portion of your gift to Jewish Film Institute does not include the fair market value of the benefits and goods received. Please advise staff if you do not wish to receive benefits.