Our 39th Year Begins with Festival Plus!
Sneak Preview of Give Me Liberty

The summer may be ending, but our 39th season is about to begin! Join us for a very special sneak preview of GIVE ME LIBERTY, Kirill Mikhanovsky’s wonderfully comedic road trip drama from the Sundance Film Festival. This quick-moving, funny, and tender day-in-the-life story follows the wild adventure of a young, amicable bus driver and his eccentric passengers, including a group of elderly Russian Jews on the way to a funeral and a feisty young black woman with ALS.

Tickets are now on sale for the film The Hollywood Reporter calls “a wild and ultimately joyous ride” and will screen on Wednesday, September 4, 7 PM at the Lightbox Film Center (located in International House).

Click Here for Tickets & Info

Friday, June 28, 2019

Fall Fest 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Are Here Today!

Hot town, summer in the city! While summer is on your mind, fall is all the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is thinking about. Not only do we want you to save the date for our upcoming 39th Fall Festival this November, we want you to become a sponsor today!

The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is more than just a place to see a movie. GPJFF is a shared experience that nurtures the exploration of Jewish culture, heritage, and values through film. It’s also a community that appreciates the value in preserving Jewish stories – stories that root us in our humanity, make us laugh and cry, and enhance our lives by instilling meaning and purpose.

Click Here to View our Sponsor Levels and Benefits

Friday, June 28, 2019

Another Fantastic Season of Lindy CineMondays!

From all of us at GPJFF, we thank you for attending our sixth annual Lindy CineMondays spring series and hope you enjoyed these marvelous films! As one of the oldest Jewish film festivals in the country, GPJFF hopes to make each year even better than the last.

Be sure to mark your calendars! Our 39th Fall Fest will take place November 9-23 this year. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lindy CineMondays | Official Trailer

Celebrate the best in Jewish international cinema! Lindy CineMondays starts March 25 – May 6 every Monday night at five venues throughout Philadelphia.

Click Here to See the Full Lineup

Monday, March 18, 2019

39th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
November 9-23, 2019

It’s time to mark your calendars! GPJFF39 Fall Fest will take place November 9-23 this year. Two weeks of the best in Jewish international cinema!

We have a very exciting year to look forward to including our annual Lindy CineMondays film series (March 25 — May 6) and much more out-of-festival programming, including our Encore Week coming up next week.

Stay tuned for more announcements!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

We Are Moving!

Exciting things are happening at the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and we’d like to share some important news with you….

WE ARE MOVING! GPJFF’s new address is 101 S Independence Mall E (located on the corner of 5th and Market), Philadelphia, PA 19106. Our phone number is still the same, (215) 545-4400.

Our office will be closed to the public starting today through December 3 due to our move. We anticipate minimal downtime with our transfer to our new office space. We appreciate your patience as we move to the new location.

Should you need to reach a staff member of GPJFF during this time, kindly email us! Access will be limited during this time, but we will respond to you shortly.

Kristen Evans
Executive Managing Director

Olivia Antsis
Executive Artistic Director

Matt Bussy
Festival Manager

Monday, November 26, 2018

Young Friends of GPJFF

We are proud to introduce our new group, Young Friends of GPJFF. Young Friends aims to cultivate a unique community of Philadelphia film lovers dedicated to celebrating and sharing Jewish stories from around the world through cinema. Throughout the year, Young Friends will have many opportunities to see films that resonate with our generation. We will meet the world’s freshest, up-and-coming filmmakers and industry insiders. We’ll meet at bars, screening rooms, living rooms, and of course, GPJFF events!

To learn more about Young Friends of GPJFF and its upcoming events, click HERE for details.

Friday, October 5, 2018