The Jewish Film Festival of Dallas provides a window to the Jewish experience and allows us to explore contemporary and historical themes in many different global settings. Some films will make you laugh, and others will make you cry, but all will provide you with a life lesson.

Annual Jewish Film Festival of Dallas Emerging Filmmaker Prize in Memory of Dr. Peter Marcus z"l will be presented to a current student who is chosen for their submission of an outstanding short film which contains a Jewish theme. We accept submissions of short films in all genres, including, but not limited to: narrative, documentary, and animated.

Only one short film per applicant will be accepted. Disclaimer: the selection of the Emerging Filmmaker Prize winner is contingent upon qualified films presented for consideration. Submission does not guarantee selection. The winning applicant will be contacted and their name announced at the end of February, 2023 on the
JCC of Dallas website. Individuals contributing to the creation of the film other than the applicant are not eligible to receive any portion of the prize. Only the main applicant is eligible to be honored and recognized. Deadlines Film submission cycle begins June 1, 2022 and ends January 31, 2023.
Applicant must:
• Be a student enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, middle, high school, college, community
college, or film studies program
• Under the age of 30
• Have signed permission from parent or guardian if under the age of 18