The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival and Brews and Views are part of the annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival year round programming.

Since its inception in 1990, the SDJFF has become one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals of its kind, and is the highest attended Jewish cultural event in San Diego County. We use various venues throughout San Diego County, playing to roughly 20,000 patrons every year.

The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival presents short documentary, narrative and animated films, along with an international roster of guest speakers and directors. We offer an array of films that depict elements of Jewish life, history and culture or are films created by Jewish directors. Awards will be selected by a distinguished panel of Jurors.

The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival Dates:
September 21-22, 2019

Brews and Views, pairs together your two favorite things – local brews and innovative films. As a tri-annual series, Brews and Views presents short documentary, narrative, and animated films with guest speakers in a creative environment. This event takes place three times a year, around different bars/breweries to encourage dialogue in a fun and casual setting. This is a non-juried event.

Brews and Views Dates:
July 29, 2018
October 8, 2018
February 2019 (As part of the SDJFF)
July 2019

By submitting your film to the San Diego Jewish Film Festival Shorts Showcase your film can be programmed for either/or both: The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival (October 6-7, 2018) and/or Brews and Views series (July 2018, November 2018, February 2019, July 2019).

The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival Jury awards:
Best Short Film
Best Short Director
Best Short Documentary
Best Short Narrative
Special Juror’s Award

Panel of Jurors: There will be a distinguished panel of industry experts who will select the top short film in the above categories.

(We do not offer cash prizes.)

For the film to be considered, it must have Jewish content: themes, culture, history or include a Jewish character – be directed by a filmmaker of Jewish heritage.

The film should be 30-minutes or less.

If the film is not in English, there must be English subtitles.

Please include a notation in the film’s description which indicates the Jewish content in the film, or a notation as to the Jewish heritage of the director.

By submitting your film to the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival Shorts Showcase your film can be programmed for either/or both: The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival (September 21-22, 2019) and/or Brews and Views series (2019/2020 dates to be determined).

Fee waiver: please understand that the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival relies on submission fees and only grants waivers when necessary. A form will need to be filled out to determine if you can receive a waiver. Please contact us before submitting your short film: daniellec@lfjcc.org

The SDJFF Short Film Showcase does not pay a screening fee and your film may be screened multiple times at The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival (October 6-7, 2018) and/or Brews and Views series (July 2018, November 2018, February 2019, July 2019).

SDJFF Feature films submission:
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/SanDiegoJewishFilmFestival

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  • Michel Platnic

    Very good communication, Thanks a lot!

    December 2018
  • yael arad zafrir

    Thank you for having LEFTOVERS in your festival. Sorry for not coming it's seems that I missed a grate festival

    October 2018
  • Eli Korn

    Graet Fastival! I personally attended to present my film. Great Facilities, perfectly orgenized, with a lot of audience attendance. The organizers and volunteers were so proffesional and welcoming! The films that i got to watch were top class!

    February 2018
  • David Brichetto

    Fantastic festival! The staff was great. Very well organized fest, and the fest's team really appreciates filmmakers. Our film's director, Luigi Sperduti, was able to attend and was ecstatic about the reception from both the audience and the organizers. Thank you very much!

    February 2018
  • Rich Caplan

    This is a fantastic festival! First of all, the venue is spectacular. The overall attention to detail and professionalism is evident with every step one takes in the process. But what is most notable is the ENTHUSIASM of the wonderful organisers and volunteers, and of course, the audience! The only thing that was missing was chicken soup. And I think even that was available!

    February 2018