WinterFest 2023

February 25–26, 2023 • Vogue Theater, San Francisco

The tenth annual WinterFest, presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is an electrifying showcase of bold, independent films that expand and evolve the Jewish story across two action-packed days at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco. From innovative dramatic features to illuminating documentaries, WinterFest 2023 invites communities in the Bay Area and beyond to dive deep into tales that entertain, challenge, educate, and delight us.

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Dates & Venues

February 25–26, 2023

Vogue Theater
3290 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

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Box Office

E: boxoffice@jfi.org
T: 415.621.0568
Hours: Mon–Fri, 11am–5pm

JFI Members Pre-Sale: January 24, 2023
General Public Sales: January 26, 2023

Tickets & Passes

Tickets
JFI Members: $15
General Public: $18

WinterFest Passes
JFI Members: $95
General Public: $120

Explore All Films

Do I Need This?

Do I Need This?

"Do I Need This?" is a documentary film about American excess, and the stuff from which happiness is truly made.

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Saturday February 25, 2023
12:00 p.m.
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A House Made of Splinters

A House Made of Splinters

Three kids temporarily removed from their parents find friendship and flickers of hope inside the worn walls of a remarkable orphanage in Eastern Ukraine.

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Saturday February 25, 2023
2:45 p.m.
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Other People's Children

Other People's Children

Rachel quickly bonds with her boyfriend’s daughter, but fears becoming irrevocably enmeshed in their family. Virginie Efira dazzles in this soulful, sexy, story of agency and belonging.

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Saturday February 25, 2023
5:00 p.m.
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The Forger

The Forger

"The Forger" stars Louis Hofmann (Netflix’s Dark) as an audacious young man who forges documents to help fellow Jews escape Nazi Germany.

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Saturday February 25, 2023
7:30 p.m.
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The Camera of Doctor Morris

The Camera of Doctor Morris

For decades, Dr. Morris filmed his family on 8mm. Long after his death, the footage is rediscovered, painting a portrait of fascinating lives fully lived.

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Sunday February 26, 2023
12:00 p.m.
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The Levys of Monticello

The Levys of Monticello

Thomas Jefferson's beloved home at Monticello is saved from ruin by a Jewish family that winds up owning the house longer than Jefferson himself.

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Sunday February 26, 2023
2:10 p.m.
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SHTTL

SHTTL

The 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany is shown through the life of the inhabitants of a Yiddish village at the border of Poland.

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Sunday February 26, 2023
4:55 p.m.
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Barren

Barren

A childless young ultraorthodox couple faces a big crisis, which raises fundamental questions about faith, after a traumatic religious "treatment."

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Sunday February 26, 2023
7:30 p.m.
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Brother

Brother

Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick records calls with her brother in recovery from heroin addiction to create an experimental rotoscoped film that crosses between past and present.

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Saturday February 25, 2023
12:00 p.m.
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Enjoy all films with a WinterFest Pass

$95 Members
$120 General Public

The WinterFest Pass gives you priority admission to every film at the tenth annual JFI WinterFest. Valid for screenings February 25–26, 2023 at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco. 

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Health & Safety

The Jewish Film Institute is committed to ensuring in-person experiences are as safe as possible for our patrons. We continue to monitor city public health guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19.

Masks must be worn inside all JFI venues when not eating or drinking. When at a screening, masks may only be removed when actively eating or drinking once seated. Masks must be worn in theater lobbies and restrooms. Masks may be removed by filmmakers and presenters during introductions and Q&As.

At this time, JFI is not requiring attendees to present proof of vaccination for entry. For any further questions about JFI's COVID policies please contact us.