The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the worldâ€™s first and largest Jewish film festival, takes place in San Francisco and three other Bay Area cities in late July and early August, drawing an audience of approximately 30,000 people. Founded in 1980, SFJFF uses film and media arts to foster cultural understanding. The festival presents a variety of film as well as vigorous panels about Jewish history, culture and identity. The mission is to promote awareness and diversity of the Jewish people, provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for the exploration and dialogue about the Jewish experience and encourage independent filmmakers working with Jewish themes.
The 33nd Festival will be held July 25th through August 12, 2013. Festival guests can enjoy the cultural richness of the Festival and of San Francisco as well as lively discussions from the audiences. Befitting the region, the Festival draws an unusually diverse audience and welcomes affiliated Jews, those who may not otherwise seek out more traditional forms of Jewish participation and non-Jews alike. Audience, whether secular, religious or non-Jewish proudly refer to the festival as â€œthe Bay Areaâ€™s favorite Jewish holiday.â€
July 25th through August 12, 2013
San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Piedmont, Palo Alto and San Rafael
General admission tickets are $12 per showing and include only a seat in the theatre. Parties, special programs and events all have their own admission. All-Festival Passes are $225.
For more information go to www.sfjff.org/