Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival is 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.
Joyce Forum Jewish 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. Awards will be selected by a distinguished panel of Jurors.
Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival Dates:
October 23-25, 2020
Joyce Forum Jewish 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 jury 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. The film must have been completed on or after January 1, 2017.
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.
Fee waiver: please understand that the Joyce Forum Jewish Short 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival does not pay a screening fee and your film may be screened multiple times at the Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival (October 23-25, 2020).
SDIJFF Feature films submission: