Pittsburgh’s JFilm Festival presents international films that deepen audiences’ understanding of Jewish culture, tolerance, and our common humanity. Started in 1994, it has become the biggest Jewish cultural event in the Pittsburgh region with more than 4,000 attendees every year.
JFilm is designed for people of all races, religions, ages, and abilities and attracts lovers of international, independent Jewish-themed films. The festival features Pittsburgh film premieres, amazing guest speakers and visiting filmmakers, inspiring conversations, parties and receptions, and other special events that celebrate the best of Jewish film from around the world!
Our 2022 festival will be held in person April 28th through May 8th, at a venue to be announced soon.
Audience Awards are given for “Best Narrative” and “Best Documentary” at the JFilm Festival.
Submissions are accepted for the annual JFilm Festival, as well as other year-round programming. JFilm presents narrative, documentary, and animated films with Jewish and/or Israeli content. Foreign language films must be subtitled in English. Films that are 35-minutes or less should be submitted to the Robinson International Short Film Competition, which awards more than $18,000 in cash prizes. Submission fees increase over time, so submit early.
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PLEASE INCLUDE WITH SUBMISSION:
• Print Source name, address, phone, e-mail, and Web site link (if applicable)
• Film synopsis
• Director's bio along with contact information (if the filmmaker is traveling with film)
• Country of origin, release year, running time, language(s) spoken in the film
• Publicity materials: press reviews, awards and nominations, screening history, and any other relevant press materials.
Entrants may submit more than one film. Each entry requires a separate entry form and fee.