San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

38th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

July 19 – August 5, 2018

SFJFF38 Key Dates

San Francisco: July 19 - 29

East Bay: July 27 - August 5

Palo Alto: July 21 - 26

San Rafael: August 3 - 5

Early Bird Passes: May 17
Members' Pre-Sale: June 19
General Public Sale: June 21

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind and a leader in the curation and presentation of new film and media exploring the complexities of Jewish life around the world. Presenting more than 65 films and 135 individual screenings, performances and events in five Bay Area cities (San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Rafael, Oakland, Berkeley), SFJFF attracts more than 40,000 filmgoers and industry professionals to its 18-day program. In the past several years, SFJFF has welcomed leading filmmakers and cultural icons, such as former Vice President Al Gore, Norman Lear, Elliott Gould, Alex Karpovsky, Kirk Douglas and choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith.

The complete SFJFF38 program will be revealed on June 19, 2018. Watch this space for early announcements, Early Bird sales and special news.

2018 Call for Entries

Everything you need to know about submitting your film to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the premier curatorial event of new Jewish film and media taking place annually in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2018 Call for Entries has closed. The 2019 Call for Entries will open in Fall 2018. 

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Join the Festival Team

Want to be a part of the world's largest and most prestigious Jewish film festival? JFI has announced the first round of job opportunities and internships for the 2018 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival season. Keep checking this page as more positions may be announced soon.

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Press & Industry

Access all Jewish Film Institute and San Francisco Jewish Film Festival press releases, film images and other materials and previous coverage reports from past events. This section also provides up-to-date press office contact information and accreditation policies. 

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JFI Membership

Jewish Film Institute members receive early access to Festival tickets, invites to exclusive events, and many more opportunities to socialize with fellow Bay Area film lovers during the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and all year. Learn more about our membership levels and benefits and help support the future of Jewish film today.

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