The Boston Jewish Film Festival was founded by filmmaker Michal Goldman in 1989. The Festival is now one of the largest and longest-running Jewish film festivals in the world.

The Festival showcases premieres of the best contemporary cinema on Jewish themes from around the world in more than 60 screenings throughout the Boston-area.

Awards & Prizes

The Boston Jewish Film Festival FRESHFLIX Short Film Competition:

Every year the Boston Jewish Film Festival selects 7-10 short films with Jewish themes from around the world. We invite a group of judges to choose their favorites. We screen the films during the Festival and the audience votes for the winner via text on the night of the event. 1st place winner: $750, 2nd place: $500.

Rules & Terms

To qualify for the FRESHFLIX short film competition, films must be no longer than 30 minutes and must include Jewish content. Films submitted for the short film competition will be reviewed by a jury, and the winner will be selected by the audience. Film submitted but not accepted to the competition may be accepted to other sections of the Festival.