Since 2005, the Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival has brought international films to Spokane that share Jewish life and culture with the community. Every year, over one weekend, the festival screens three films that offer fascinating glimpses into the diversity of Jewish experiences in Israel and around the world. SJCFF is the Inland Northwest’s largest annual Jewish cultural event that is open to the public. The festival is meant to educate, entertain, and cultivate greater understanding of Jewish life, history, and tradition. In 2021, the festival’s organizers intend to attract 350 or more Inland Northwest residents to outstanding Jewish-themed films introduced by either the filmmakers themselves or regional experts in the films’ subject matter. SAJFS plans to provide post-film discussions, filmmaker Q&As, lobby exhibits, musical performances related to the films, and/or other programming that adds value to each screening.
Films submitted MUST deal with Jewish themes in some significant way. Entries may come from anywhere in the world and may be in any language. Extreme violence or sexual material may be disqualifying. Entries may be feature-length or short films.
Please do NOT submit films with no significant Jewish themes or content, as they will be immediately disqualified.