Does your movie make Jewish cool, exciting, relevant?
Then the American Jewish Film Festival 2022 is for you.
We are highly selective.
Your movie does NOT have to be 'Jewish', but rather, it has to be 'of interest' to Jewish folks, of any age, of any affiliation or none.

You will receive a prestigious American Jewish Film Award.

You and your film will be publicized as an award winner.

We will consider funding for your next production or help you raise the funds.

We are here to encourage the BEST in Jewish filmmaking.

Contact us for details or see below.
Your movie must be available to show in the USA and ideally globally.
You must own all the rights and be able to indemnify.
You do not have to be the filmmaker, but you must be able to fully represent it.

Full Details:

Dates & Deadlines*
Enter until:
Earlybird Discount 1st deadline 25 May 2022
Earlybird Discount 2nd deadline 25 June 2022
Final Entry deadline 25 July 2022
Notification Date - 4 August 2022
Announcement/Event Date 16 Sept 2022
*These dates may be extended by the Judges and notified on this platform

Please complete Entrants’ Licence for entries and winning entries to be shown on JEWZY.TV

Rules & Terms
Contact us for details and necessary Entrant’s Licence to show film on JEWZY.TV.
Your movie must be available to show in the USA and ideally globally.
You must own all the rights and be able to indemnify.
You do not have to be the filmmaker, but you must be able to fully represent it.

1. Any person(s) from all walks of life and of any faith can enter and as many times as they wish. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
3. All films entered should be sent in high definition. One version, with a separate SRT or VTT closed caption file. File in HD format 1080p. H.264 .mp4 files between 4-25GB; Entrants will provide what is reasonably available to the highest quality.
4. Relevant opening date for the completion, Entry Deadline, etc. – as above.
5. The judges are looking for the best film entry in each category. Winning films will feature on the JEWZY.TV OTT Platform and website, provided that the Entrants’ Licence is completed (please ask for details). The judges are looking for the wow factor, as well as good execution and good quality recording. The judges’ decision is in their absolute discretion and is final; no correspondence will be entered into about the decision making process or otherwise. The entries will be judged by judges appointed by JOTT TV who are independent of the Entrants.
The judges will decide upon the best 20% of the entries and from that will decide upon a First, Second and Third prizes.
6. Prizes are: right to be shown on JEWZY.TV platform as a JEWZYs winner (see Entrants’ Licence); JEWZYS Winner certification; and further prizes as judges may announce in their discretion.

The winning three entrants will each be notified individually and an announcement will be made on the JEWZY.TV platform and website within and for the duration of 1 month of the Entry Deadline. The Entrants’ Licence provides for winning films to be shown on the JEWZY.TV platform for 1 month of the Entry Deadline; the parties may agree a shorter term and/or an extension to the Entrants’ Licence duration.
Prizes will be sent to the address in the entry form of the winning entrants within 1 month of the announcement. The main prize is showing on JEWZY.TV for one month after winners are announced.
7. Films must not infringe the rights of any third party, can only include music for which all rights have been cleared, must not offend, defame, abuse any person or breach any applicable laws and must comply with JEWZY.TV platform and website general Terms of Use. Entrants remain directly and wholly liable for any material which breaches these rules. JEWZY.TV reserves the right to refer offending material to the appropriate authorities.
8. When you register an entry, you will be asked for your contact details, including: mailing address, telephone number, and, email address. When you complete the entry form, in return for the chance to win you will license to JEWZY.TV the right to show the film as the Entrants’ Licence provides. JEWZY.TV is unencumbered intellectual property rights owner of the JEWZY.TV platform and may decide in its absolute discretion to use, transmit, distribute, market and display the film both whilst the competition is live and if you win a prize.
9. If you wish to see whether or not your entry or winning entry has been used, you will need to subscribe to JEWZY.TV in the usual way. There is always a 7-day free trial period.
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Overall Rating
  • Ufaz Cantor

    I was very happy to participate the festival. I was only a little disappointed that as a participator I wasn't able to watch my own film (or any of the films) at the virtual festival without creating a membership. Overall a positive experience.

    November 2022
  • yvette hochberg

    Thank you American Jewish Film Festival for your support! The process went smoothly and communication was great!

    November 2022
  • Marc Kornblatt

    I was proud to have my short doc MUSIC IS LIFE selected by AJFF. The quality of films was high, and the communication from the organizers was excellent. Thank you!

    October 2022
  • An inclusive jewish film festival and major streaming site, when many American venues won’t look past cishet Ashkenazi narratives,

    December 2021
  • Claudio Laniado

    Our movie movie Tango Shalom got great exposure as part of the festival, due to their media connections.
    We were honored to win several awards! The festival is quality oriented in their programming . Although it is their first year they have done a great job. Networking is still a challenge during the pandemic for many festivals, but I foresee that they will continually find solutions in that regard . I highly recommend them. Claudio Laniado, actor, producer, screenwriter of Tango Shalom

    November 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Claudio, so very kind of you to write this.
    Very best wishes,