San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 38

July 19 – August 5, 2018

Limited Early Bird Passes Now On Sale

SFJFF38 Key Dates

San Francisco: July 19 - 29

East Bay: July 27 - August 5

Palo Alto: July 21 - 26

San Rafael: August 3 - 5

Members' Pre-Sale: June 19
General Sales Begin: June 21

Founded in 1980, 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 screenings, performances and events over 18 days, SFJFF's highly anticipated program attracts over 40,000 filmgoers and industry professionals to venues in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Rafael, Oakland and Albany .

The complete SFJFF38 program will be revealed on Tuesday, June 19 at Watch this space for early announcements, flash sales and special news.

Have questions? Contact our Box Office at Passes, packages and tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (415) 621-0523, 11am–5pm, Monday–Friday.

Early Bird Passes

$355 Members / $380 General Public

Pass is discounted until June 19, when All Festival passes will increase to $395 Members / $420 General Public.

The best way to explore SFJFF in style. The All Festival Pass gives you priority entry to every moment of SFJFF38 at every venue, including Big Nights, regular screenings and any additional ticketed events (some exceptions may apply).

Become a JFI member at the Patron level and receive an All Festival Pass in addition to a year's worth of member benefits!

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$300 Members / $325 General Public

The San Francisco Pass gives you premier entry to all SFJFF38 programs at the Castro Theatre including Big Nights and regular screenings (some exceptions may apply).

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$250 Members / $275 General Public

You asked, we listened. The East Bay Pass gives you priority access to all SFJFF38 programs (including East Bay Big Nights), at its East Bay venues, in Albany and Oakland (some exceptions may apply).

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The Next Wave Pass offers extraordinary flexibility to film lovers under 35 to experience SFJFF. Valid for Big Nights and regular screenings at all venues.

The SFJFF38 Next Wave Pass includes a year-long Jewish Film Institute membership. Learn more about Next Wave here.

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JFI Membership

Our diverse membership community makes all of JFI's year-round and SFJFF programs possible. Membership starts as low as $60 and includes pre-sale access to all events, exclusive invitations year-round, significant discounts on passes and tickets, and much more.

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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. 

Press Center

Strategic Partnerships

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the largest Jewish cultural event in Northern California and the leading festival of its kind, with an audience of over 40,000 Bay Area arts and culture lovers. Get your brand noticed by our discerning and loyal audiences with partnerships that fit any-sized business.


Join the Festival Team

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is a great place to further your film festival experience or learn new skills Keep checking this page for seasonal position and internship availabilities. 

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Sponsors & Support

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 2018 sponsors that make its programs possible. This list is updated regularly.

SFJFF Sponsors

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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