Save the Dates!

PJFF’s six-film CineMondays 2018 series will run April 9 – May 14 this year. CineMondays 2017 was our highest-attended yet. Let’s make this year even bigger! The full line-up will be announced on Friday, February 9.

PJFF is also proud to announce two special events in the weeks leading up to CineMondays. On Thursday, February 15, we will host a very special, advanced screening of FOXTROT at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Samuel Maoz’s critically acclaimed drama appeared on numerous publications’ top ten lists of 2017, won the National Board of Review for Best Foreign Language Film, and is currently in the running for a Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the Academy Awards. Tickets for this extraordinary film will go on sale soon.

On Saturday, March 24, PJFF will also host an informative presentation and book signing at The Gershman Y commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s monumental sci-fi classic, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. This mind-bending evening will feature multi-media presentations, a panel discussion, and film clips. Tickets will go on sale soon.


Thank you for making PJFF37 the highest-attended Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival to date!

With record-breaking attendance (PJFF37 attracted over 5,000 attendees!), twelve plus days of incredible film programs and special events, and over 25 visiting filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, authors, and experts, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s 37th Annual Season was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone who participated by attending, applauding, voting, and engaging our guests in conversation! It’s festivalgoers like you that make PJFF more vibrant year after year.


Start browsing: Click on the image below to download a copy of the PJFF37 Festival guide

Keep your eyes open for your very own hard copy version of the Fall Festival guide — it’s at the printers and making its way to your doorstep. But for now, go ahead and CLICK HERE or on the cover image to the right to start looking through the fantastic screenings on offer starting Saturday, November 4th at the Gershman Y. Hedy Lamarr is, of course, our stunning cover model. She is the subject of our Centerpiece Film, BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY, screening Saturday, November 11th at the Gershman Y — read more about that film and GET YOUR TICKETS. Want to save some money and see BOMBSHELL, our Opening Night Film (THE CAKEMAKER) and Closing Night Film (HARMONIA) for the price of one? Purchase our Big Nights Pass HERE.


PJFF37 ticket sales are OPEN! Start shopping the Fall Festival lineup

We are very excited to reveal the full lineup and schedule for the 37th Annual Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. PJFF37 boasts: 35 films (including shorts), 20 countries represented, 15 narrative features, 11 documentary features, 13 female directors, six first-time filmmakers, and three films recently nominated for Israeli Academy Awards! Read all of our film descriptions and start planning your Fall Festival on Monday. PJFF begins on Saturday, November 4th and concludes on Sunday, November 19th. Tickets are on sale with a RSVP LINK on each film’s page — look at the lineup HERE!


Become a PJFF37 Supporter or Sponsor for the ultimate festival experience

Please join our family of PJFF Sponsors and Supporters as we plan our 37th Anniversary Season, which begins November 4, 2017. Your support helps PJFF to achieve its goal of using the medium of film as a vehicle for perpetuating Jewish values, culture, and community. We can only do this with the help of generous friends like you. Please review the Supporter levels and benefits HERE. To enjoy even more benefits and go “behind the scenes” with special guests – including cast and crew members – take a look at our Sponsor levels and benefits.


Join us for a FREE screening of a new Errol Morris documentary, THE B-SIDE: ELSA DORFMAN’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

You are invited to join PJFF for an exclusive, free sneak preview of Errol Morris‘s newest documentary. And Elsa Dorfman is an ideal documentary subject. In her Cambridge, MA apartment, she found her passion for Polaroid photography, specifically with her 20×24 camera. There, she shot poets, punks, rock stars, Harvard luminaries, families, and everyone in between. Her vast collection of captured “surfaces” is a treasure trove of work celebrating the art of photography. We’re offering a rare, free sneak preview of THE B-SIDE and ask that you consider a small donation when you RSVP.