Boston Jewish Film celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. BJF engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values, and culture.

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is a destination for community to get together to see and talk about international films on Jewish topics and themes. In our 32 years, we’ve shown films to hundreds of thousands of filmgoers. Now presenting more than 60 screenings at venues throughout Greater Boston, the Boston Jewish Film Festival has welcomed 300,000 audience members.

All submitted films must be made in 2019 or later and cannot have screened in the Greater Boston area, cannot have aired on television in the United States, and cannot be available online or on VOD to be eligible. They must also include Jewish content.

Short films must be no longer than 30 minutes, cannot have screened in the Boston Area, and must include Jewish content. (NOTE: Short films submitted for the FreshFlix Short Film Competition may be selected for other festival programs.)

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  • 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!