The PJFF36 Lineup Reveal is here!
Start planning your festival now!

This fall, we are thrilled to bring you 33 films from 12 countries around the world. Over the course of the Festival, you will have an opportunity to see 16 feature documentaries, 9 narrative feature films, and 8 short films, all selected after a year-long search by our extraordinary Screening Committee. These films may delight, horrify, enrich, frustrate, sadden, edify, intrigue, calm, or excite you . . . but whatever they do, they are certain to fulfill our mission of celebrating Jewish identity, culture, history and community through the medium of film.  Click here to check out the PJFF36 Lineup – tickets on sale Monday!

one-week-and-a-day-hr-pic-2Join us for PJFF 36 Opening Night on Saturday, Nov. 5!

On Opening Night, PJFF is delighted to present ONE WEEK AND A DAY, a 2016 Israeli drama depicting a day in a life of a middle-aged couple who begin their lives over again after sitting Shiva for their 25-year-old son, Ronnie. Getting stoned and playing air guitar with your next door neighbors’ twenty-something son are two activities not commonly associated with the Jewish mourning period. But for Eyal and Vicky, anything goes. Please join us tonight for Asaph Polonsky’s critically-acclaimed and debut, followed by a private reception for PJFF Sponsors, Supporters, and All-Access Festival and Big Nights Pass Holders. More…

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You Saw Them First At PJFF!

A number of recent PJFF Fall Festival and CineMondays alumni are hitting theaters and new arrival bins this summer! Whether you want to see them again or enjoy them with a friend who missed them at PJFF, check out these fantastic films on DVD, streaming, or in theaters for a limited time:


1_ThruYouPrincess_GlassThanks for a Wonderful PJFF35

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 7 incredible films in our spring CineMondays series and for helping us end our 35th year on a very high note! You helped make PJFF35 such a huge success. We had more than 700 guests at the Gershman Y for our CineMondays Opening Night film, IN SEARCH OF ISRAELI CUISINE, including special guest speaker Michael Solomonov, and we ended the series May 23 at International House Philadelphia with the feel-good audience favorite, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW. If you enjoyed this season full of great films, exciting guests, and special events, then stay tuned for more information as we to celebrate our Double Chai 36th Anniversary Season.