Jewish Film Intitute


The first and largest festival of its kind, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has inspired over 60 similar events in the U.S. and over 100 around the world, playing a key role in the promotion of Jewish film and video everywhere. The festival is renowned for programming films that raise questions and catalyze audiences to consider what it means to be Jewish in today’s world. The festival’s New Jewish Filmmaker Project helps Bay Area Jewish teenagers express their viewpoints by training them in 16mm film production. As the publisher of Independent Jewish Film: A Resource Guide, the festival disseminates information on every title they have ever screened, along with in-depth articles and extensive resources for filmmakers, researchers, and film buffs alike.