The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF) is the first and most revered film festival of its kind in the world, attracting more than 35,000 filmgoers annually and offering over 120 screenings and events throughout the Bay Area over three weeks. Esteemed as a leader in film curation and presentation, SFJFF is also a much anticipated, annual community celebration that brings to the stage stimulating and insightful panels about Jewish history, culture, and identity, with dozens of guest directors, actors, and industry professionals, and rousing parties and special events.

The Jewish Film Institute, presenter of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media internationally and a leading arts organization in the Bay Area. JFI introduces audiences to new voices, ground-breaking stories, and thought-provoking content, inspiring communities to expand their understanding of Jewish life through film, media, and dialogue.

Welcome to SFJFF36

Welcome to the 36th anniversary San Francisco Jewish Film Festival! Read a note from our Programming team

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Our Mission

JFI is firmly committed to the discovery, exhibition, and support of groundreaking cinema working with Jewish themes. Read on for more.

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JFI Online Shorts

Each month, JFI presents a bite-sized, free, thought-provoking film accompanied by an exclusive filmmaker Q&A, selected by JFI for you. Read on to watch the latest JFI Online Short and more from the archives.

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JFI On Demand

Our Stories, Your Screen. Now you can enjoy the curatorial excellence of SFJFF wherever you are – and support filmmakers working with Jewish themes – with JFI On Demand. featuring highlights from our 36 year history streamed right to your TV, computer, tablet or phone.

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