The Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival (JLKBRJFF) proudly presents a variety of entertaining, enriching, thought-provoking films that encourage awareness and understanding of the Jewish world. Films encourage audiences to engage in dialogue to explore the many diverse perspectives portrayed by the films presented. Each year JLKBRJFF features diverse feature-length, documentary and short films, as well as special guest appearances, discussions, panels, special events, as well as year-round Jewish-themed film programming. Past special guests include Dudu Fisher, Elie Tahari, David Serero, Martha Coolidge, Shawn Snyder, Géza Röhrig, Nati Dinar, Dani Menkin, Mauro Mancini, Shai Avivi, and Ben Ferenz, among others.
Since its inception 7 years ago, JLKBRJFF has quickly grown into one of the nation’s largest Jewish and Israeli film festivals, and has consistently featured the work of award-winning filmmakers, actors, and directors. A carefully curated roster of films from around the world, many of which are local, state, and national premieres, make this Festival inspiring, engaging, and entertaining.
The 2023 Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival screened more than 80 films from 25 countries which were enjoyed by nearly 1,000 filmgoers over three weeks.
In 2022, JLKBRJFF expanded to feature quality Jewish-themed films and events through its Billi & Bernie Marcus Year-Round Film Programs, extending the reach of this thought-provoking and impactful Festival.
Submissions for the 2024 Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival are now being accepted.
Prizes are not monetary. Audience Awards are given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short. Films are selected by the audience. Laurels will be given out to the winners and the names of the winners will also be posted on the film festival website: bocajff.org.
Winning films may be asked back to be featured in the encore series.
The 7th annual Judy Levis Krug Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival will take place from Sunday, January28 – Sunday, February 18, 2024.
All films must have Jewish or Israeli content, and entertain and educate on Jewish themes, history, traditions, lifestyle, spirituality, arts, or culture. Films can range from comedic to dramatic, features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. There is no submission fee.
1. Submission Deadlines:
Submissions will be accepted from May 1, 2023. The deadline is December 14, 2023.
2. Submission Format:
Films must be submitted via an online screener. If the film is not in English, subtitles must be embedded in the screener. A short synopsis with running time, county of origin, and list of previous public screenings must accompany your film to merit consideration.
3. Selection of Films:
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production
4. Festival Screenings
Films selected for the Festival will be required to provide a DCP format file for In-Theater Exhibition. Blu-ray or pro-res video files may also be requested. Please clearly label whether your film is PAL or NTSC. The preferred formats are DCP with an NTSC Blu-ray backup. If DCP is not available, please inform us with your application.
5. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.