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 SDIJFF has become one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals of its kind, and has the highest attendance of any 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 a national and 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:

September 2019
February 2020 (As part of the SDIJFF)
July 2020

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 Brews and Views series (September 2019, February 2020, July 2020).

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: A distinguished panel of industry experts will select the top short films 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, or be directed by a filmmaker of Jewish heritage. The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2018.

The film should run 30 minutes or less.

If the film is not in English, it must have 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: The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival (September 21-22, 2019) and Brews and Views series (September 2019, February 2020, July 2020).

Fee waiver: please understand that the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival relies on submission fees and only grants waivers when necessary. You must fill out a waiver form in order to be considered for a waiver of the submission fee. Please contact us before submitting your short film: daniellec@lfjcc.org

The SDIJFF Short Film Showcase does not pay a screening fee and your film may be screened multiple times at The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival (September 21-22, 2019) and/or Brews and Views series (September 2019, February 2020, July 2020).

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

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  • Honored to reach semi-finalist step, a good communication and good organisation I invite filmmakers to submit their works !

    October 2019
  • Laure Sullivan

    The Short Film Showcase was really well curated. The works were diverse and it was nice to have a whole weekend of just shorts. Proud to have had my film be a part of this strong program.

    October 2019
  • Katie Green

    The Maaleh Film School of Jerusalem has been working with the Joyce Forum Short Film Showcase for years, and what a pleasure it has been! We are wowed by the team's dedication to the raw talent of new filmmakers, and by their willingness screen Israel's thousand different faces, without prejudice or preconceived notions. We hope we will have the honor of showing our films at SDJFF for many years to come.

    October 2019
  • Marian Hofstein

    The Joyce Forum JFF, held at the Lawrence Family JCC, is a top-notch festival comprised of a warm and friendly staff, a well organized selection committee, and a film-savvy audience. We, the writers, producers, and director of REFUGE thank you all for a fantastic festival experience!

    September 2019
  • yvette hochberg

    Good communication- Semifinalist for February's 2020 Brews and Views event. Can't wait! Thank you San Diego International Jewish Film Festival for your consideration!

    September 2019