The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will be back in late October/early November with a brand-new selection of culturally-diverse, Jewish-inspired films that will entertain, educate and inspire audiences of all ages. The festival will take place virtually and moviegoers will enjoy wide ranging cinematic works including documentaries, short and feature length films, that will include stories of love, loss, learning and survival.

Film must have a connection to the Jewish values or themes of - trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, community, kindness, positivism, role modeling, stewardship of the earth, any Jewish holiday or historical event.

All submission categories are currently open. We show film all year long and although your film may not be chosen for the October/November virtual festival, we may choose to show it at another time.

For all categories of submission:

If chosen to exhibit your film in the Festival, you must submit your film in DCP format.

For student submission, only:

Filmmakers must reside in the Chicagoland area/suburbs (this includes parts of Wisconsin and Indiana) or be participants in a JCC Chicago program (including Camp Chi, Springboard, etc.)

If address or proof of participation in a JCC Chicago program is not included with submission, your film will not be considered.