Boston Jewish Film (BJF) celebrates the richness and diversity of Jewish experience, identity and culture through our film festivals, work in education and year-round programming.

Now entering its 35th year, the Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF), held each November, attracts movie lovers from Greater Boston and beyond to see and talk about great films from the U.S. and around the globe: universal films that explore topics, individuals and/or themes connected to Jewish life and experience in an increasingly multi-dimensional world. Presenting more than 30 screenings at venues including art houses and museums throughout Greater Boston, the BJFF has welcomed more than 300,000 audience members, filmmakers, actors and guests from around the world to watch films and to engage in inspiring conversations.

Please submit your film on Vimeo (or on a proprietary streaming platform) with your FilmFreeway Tracking I.D. #.

*Please keep previous screening information up to date to be considered.*

To be eligible, all submitted films:

• Should be completed in 2021 or later.

• Should be Massachusetts, New England, U.S. or International Premieres. In some cases, we'll make an exception for a Boston premiere.

• Can not have aired on U.S. television or be available to stream prior to our festival.

• Should include some Jewish content.

• All rights must be cleared.

• No resubmissions of films except for new versions.

Short films:

• Must be no longer than 40 minutes. (They will be considered for our short film programs and/or programmed with TV or feature-length films.)

We look forward to seeing your work!

Overall Rating
  • Mayer Adelberg

    I could not have enjoyed BJFF more than I did last year! The films selected were of high quality and thoroughly interesting, the festival was highly organized, and the networking was fantastic. Would absolutely resubmit and attend!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for the lovely review, Mayer! It was such a pleasure having you and your incredible film be part of our in-person festival last year! Looking forward to your future work.

  • elizabeth rynecki

    It was an honor to have CHASING PORTRAITS selected for the BJFF and to be screened at the MFA. We had a sold out crowd and a fantastic Q&A. It was an honor to be part of the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

    December 2018
    Response from festival:

    We loved having you here in Boston and sharing CHASING PORTRAITS with our community!