Watch Online

Since launching the first Jewish film festival website in 2000 for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the Jewish Film Institute has broadened its commitment to providing access to relevant, engaging and high-quality Jewish film and media online for audiences around the world. JFI's roster of online programs offers something for everyone, from the casual film watcher to the fellow festival programmer or historian.

JFI On Demand

A multi-platform, with hundreds of expertly curated films from past JFI screening and programs from the archive that you can browse, watch and share on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Explore the catalog by your preferred streaming service or browse playlists by theme, subject matter and guest curator.

JFI On Demand

Online Shorts

Since 2007, JFI has showcased a free short film each month from both emerging and established filmmakers which have garnered over 2 million views worldwide on YouTube to date. Each Online Short is accompanied by a Director Q&A on The Cinegogue and many remain on the YouTube channel.

The Cinegogue Sessions

Utilizing our film streaming archive JFI On Demand, we’re sending you thematic double features paired with a short film from our Monthly Online Short series each week. In this way, we will support the artists who provide such meaningful work for us year after year. We’ll be adding exclusive bonus material, including new filmmaker intros, behind the scenes material, and Q&A’s from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and WinterFest. JFI has always been more than a Festival. Now is the time to dive into our online resources to enjoy your own living room Festivals!

Talk Amongst Yourselves

In partnership with Independent Television Service, JFI launched Talk Amongst Yourselves, a community-building film and conversation series that harnesses the power of online connectivity to generate national and local dialogue about Jewish identity and experience.

Filmmaker Interviews

JFI seeks to preserve the compelling filmmaker conversations taking place at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival for audiences to discover online. Listen back to these filmmaker Q&As from JFI and SFJFF events now. 

JFI Film Archive

An unparallelled resource for Jewish film presenters, educators and enthusiasts, the Jewish Film Insitute maintains a complete, searchable online archive of its entire curatorial history, including 39+ years of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and year round screening series.

JFI Film Archive