Designed to build bridges, entertain, and create dialog, the Festival offers a universal medium through which Jewish history, traditions, political viewpoints, the arts, and personal relationships can all be viewed with the goal of experiencing life from another angle.

We plan to host a hybrid 2023 TCJFF that includes both in-person and virtual screenings. Details will be communicated closer to the event.

Jury Awards:

Best of Fest
Best Short
Walter's Pick

Audience Awards:

Best Narrative
Best Documentary

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, 2020.

Preferential treatment is given to films with less availability to the general public, VOD, or streaming.

Attention is paid to artistic qualities: storytelling, cinematography, merit.

Though both short and full length films are accepted, shorts are preferred.

If the film is not in English, it must have English subtitles.

Films can be screened virtually and/or in a venue (in-person).

Please include a notation in the film’s description which indicates the Jewish content.

Fee waiver: a limited number of waiver codes are available for students and others for whom cost is prohibitive. Please email in order to be considered for a waiver of the submission fee. **You must include a description of your film and its Jewish content to be considered.**

Overall Rating
  • Katie Green

    i really enjoyed working with the team and am so glad that 2 of our student films were accepted. We'll definitely submit again next year!

    November 2022
  • Melanie Greenberg

    They were very accommodating and wonderful to work with. Of course, it was during COVID and a virtual event so hard to compare on all aspects, but we were very pleased. Even after the event, they followed up with us.

    February 2021
  • Rodney Martel

    It was my great honor to have LOST IN BERLIN screen at this festival. The communication from the coordinator, Robyn was indulgent, sincere and supportive in every way. The Q & A interview was professionally planned and executed. The film received almost 900 unique views in this virtual festival and I am getting responses and inquires on a daily basis as a result of this festival. I recommend it highly.

    November 2020