San Francisco

Jewish Film Institute

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 145 9th Street Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 621-0556
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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 individual screenings, performances and events in five Bay Area cities (San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Rafael, Oakland, Berkeley), SFJFF attracts more than 40,000 filmgoers and industry professionals to its 18-day program. In the past several years, SFJFF has welcomed leading filmmakers and cultural icons, such as former Vice President Al Gore, Norman Lear, Elliott Gould, Alex Karpovsky, Kirk Douglas, and choreographer Bobbi Jene Smith.

The 39th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival returns July 18 – August 4, 2019 in San Francisco, the East Bay, Palo Alto and San Rafael. The full program will be announced in June of 2019. For more details, visit and