Grant to expand the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee’s Jewish Film Festival into a year-round program

From Don411.com The State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs recently awarded The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee a $25,000 Specific Cultural Project grant to help fund its 2017-2018 cultural arts programming. According to Howard Tevlowitz, JFSM’s executive director, the grant will allow the organization to expand its annual Jewish Film Festival into a year-round program … Read more

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 2016 (Warsaw): open call for movies

From Facebook; deadline today (January 20)! Tihe 12th edition of the JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place on May 18-22, 2016. The JEWISH MOTIFS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is one of the biggest European festivals focused on Jewish themes in contemporary cinematography. We strive to show our audience the most interesting aspects of Jewish … Read more

50 reasons why L.A. is America’s coolest Jewish city

23. The Israel Film Festival and the L.A. Jewish Film Festival Believed to be the largest showcase for Israeli films in the United States, since 1982 L.A.’s Israel Film Festival has, over the years, screened about 1,000 feature-length films, documentaries, TV shows and student-shorts and given more than 500 Israeli filmmakers access to movers and shakers in … Read more

These Are the Films To See at the 25th New York Jewish Film Festival

From Forward “We’re taking the opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of films that premiered over the 25 years,” said Aviva Weintraub, the festival’s director. That retrospective takes the form of nine films that were originally presented in the festival’s prior years and will get a second showing this year. Those films … Read more

The York JCC’s Jewish film festival starts today

The York JCC (in Pennsylvania) is organizing film festival for three following Sundays. They will show these movies: Apples from the Desert, The Green Prince, Once in a Lifetime. After the last film “Dr. Scott Lerner of F&M College will speak about French secularism in contemporary France, the Muslim community, identifying with the victims of the Holocaust, and … Read more

The “Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival” starts tomorrow, October 10, 2015

The “Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival” starts tomorrow, October 10, 2015 at two locations the Palo Alto JCC and the San Jose AMC movie theater. The Opening Night Special Event will feature East Jerusalem West Jerusalem and David Broza will perform several songs and speak about the film. For the closing night they will show … Read more

“Cleveland Jewish Film Festival” starts today at Mandel JCC

The “Cleveland Jewish Film Festival” starts today in (surprise) Cleveland Ohio (our page, official page) with 30 films, including two from previous years and nine shorts. They say about themselves: More than 5000 people attended the 2014 Cleveland Jewish FilmFest. The acclaimed and popular Cleveland Jewish FilmFest is now in its ninth year. Each year, the … Read more

“Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien” starts today in Vienna, Austria

The “Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien” starts today in Vienna, Austria (our page, official page in German, Facebook page) . They will show 50 movies and will have four events, including “Pastrami Night” with the movie “Deli Man“, party/dance night with Israeli pop music, an evening of shorts focusing on exile/refugees and a symposium focusing on the … Read more