Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media (PJFM) creates connection and community through Jewish cinema and digital storytelling. PJFM welcomes everyone to engage with Jewish culture and values through its educational and entertaining year-round programs. The organization believes that today’s storytellers are tomorrow’s changemakers, poets, philosophers, and visionaries. While cinema remains the organization’s focus and legacy, PJFM believes it is important to highlight new and innovative ways Jewish stories are created and shared today.


-DIGITAL CHUTZPAH 2024! (September 19-22)
PJFM’s annual Jewish Digital Media Festival celebrates innovative visual storytelling by directors, designers, content creators, video artists, and more from around the world. This four-day program features interactive media, debut art, and panels around Judaism in the ever-evolving digital world. PJFM provides a space for all storytellers to thrive and present their groundbreaking work.

-FALL FEST 2024 (November TBD)
PJFM's annual film and media festival, originally the SECOND longest-running Jewish film festival in the country, features film screenings and digital content highlighting filmmakers and digital content creators from around the world.

Special film screenings, sneak peeks, panels, and more take place throughout the year at PJFM. (Examples: International Women's Day screening, spring film and media series, Hanukkah-related films and talkbacks, etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: submissions are considered for ANY PJFM event. If your film or project is selected, you will be personally reached out to if it is being considered for any of PJFM's annual programming. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

-FALL FEST 2024.

Any feature film and short film that enters is eligible for the Audience Award. Viewers are handed ballots at all in-person film screenings and encouraged to vote what they thought. The Feature with the most "excellents" and Short with the most "likes" wins the Audience Award.

-Films of all genres are eligible.

-Films should preferably be only 1-2 years old.

-Feature films should preferably have not already been released in the Greater Philadelphia region and/or on VOD (Video On Demand) platforms.

-All forms of digital media accepted for submission include but are not limited to:

5D/AI (Artificial Intelligence)/AR (Augmented Reality)/MR (Mixed Reality)/VR (Virtual Reality)
Digital Artwork
Digital Comic
Metaverse (3D Virtual Worlds)
Mobile/Tablet (*including apps)
Music Video
Web Series (YouTube/TikTok/Instagram/etc.)

-Films and digital content must have a Jewish angle to them. For example: its story, character(s), and/or setting(s) are Jewish, the director/creator is Jewish, the objective of the content regards Judaism, the story for which it's based on has a Jewish relevancy, etc.

Overall Rating
  • Suki John

    We are deeply honored to have been nominated for best Narrative Feature Film for our dance film about the Holocaust, Sh'ma: A Story of Survival. Thank you so much for recognizing the power of dance, music, and film to tell important stories!

    September 2023
  • Amanda Kinsey

    I loved participating in this festival. So much great creative energy from the PJFM team!

    January 2023
  • Malcolm Solomon

    I am so excited to have SS St Louis nominated.

    November 2021