Another Awesome Season!

Sadly, like all festivals, the 38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival has come to a close. What an amazing two weeks it’s been! We still can’t believe it’s over. Thank you to all who attended the Fall Fest this month. We hope you had a delightful time and enjoyed our films.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars! Lindy CineMondays 2019 returns March 25 and will run until May 6 next year. Get ready for even more Jewish cinema!

Also, be sure to check out our out-of-festival programs HERE for all the latest upcoming events.

Monday, November 19, 2018

GPJFF38 Fall Fest | Official Trailer

39 films. 12 countries. One Master Class. 11 venues across the Philadelphia region.

The day has almost arrived! Get your tickets now for the 38th Annual Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. GPJFF is the city’s destination for the best in Jewish international cinema. Come out and celebrate Philadelphia’s first film festival!

For tickets and to browse through our full line-up, click HERE.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

GPJFF38 Fall Fest. Just a Few Days Away!

Check out these AMAZING film posters designed by our graphic design intern, Caitlin Carnes (Moore College of Art & Design’ 19). To view them all, as well as our past posters, click HERE.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Best in Jewish International Cinema!

The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s 38th Annual Fall Fest begins November 3 at the Philadelphia Film Center (formerly the Prince Theater)! Presenting 39 films from 12 countries at 11 venues throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding region, GPJFF is Philadelphia’s destination for the best Jewish cinema from around the world.

For tickets and more info on our films, click HERE.

Thursday, October 25, 2018


This Wednesday’s Young Friends event, SHORTS ON SOUTH, has been
POSTPONED to a new date, Thursday, December 6.

This fabulous program open to film lovers in their 20s and 30s will now take place during Hanukkah. Let’s celebrate with an evening of incredible short films, latkes, and vodkas!

FREE for Young Friends Supporters!
Suggested donation of $10

To register, click HERE.

Tuesday, October 16, 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

Actor (All-Access Fall Fest Pass) Now Available to Purchase ONLINE

Our Actor (All-Access Fall Fest Pass) benefits include:

  • ONE All-Access Pass to all Fall Fest films only
  • Invitation to private Fall Fest donor reception
  • ONE complimentary guest ticket to a regularly priced film ($15 and under)

To purchase your Actor (All-Access Fall Fest Pass) online, click HERE.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Introducing the GPJFF38 Fall Brochure!

Our official GPJFF38 Fall brochure is now complete and available for download! This catalog features all upcoming events from now until the end of the year, from Fall Fest films to special out-of-fest programs. GPJFF will host 30 film events during the festival with an additional three out-of-fest events, two in October and one in December.

As one of the most affecting and accessible modes of artistic expression, films challenge our perceptions and help redefine the way we view the world around us. They educate us about the past, prepare us for the future, and encourage us to embrace the power we have today to make a difference. After coming together as a screening committee and discussing nearly a hundred films this season, it’s the movies that not only explore the questions that divide us, but those that celebrate the bonds that unite us that make their way to the pages of this film guide.

The printed brochures are currently being mailed. In the meantime, our online brochure can be downloaded HERE.

See you at the movies!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tickets for GPJFF’s Out-of-Fest Events Now on Sale!

This fall marks the first season of GPJFF’s Out-of-Fest events! We have exciting pre-fest programs happening next month plus a very special film and live music event in December at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Don’t miss our next event, a special 50th Anniversary 35mm Screening of Frederick Wiseman’s HIGH SCHOOL. Hailed as one of the most important and original filmmakers working today, Frederick Wiseman’s decades-long exploration of “the American institution” has influenced documentary filmmakers from the United States to Israel. HIGH SCHOOL will screen on Sunday, October 14, 7 PM at Lightbox Film Center.

To read more about our upcoming out-of-fest events, visit our GPJFF38 Season page HERE.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

GPJFF38 Fall Fest – Tickets on Sale Now!
November 3-18, 2018

The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 38th Fall Festival this November with 30 film events at venues all across the city! Don’t miss this annual celebration in Jewish cinema.

To see our full line-up, click HERE. Tickets may be bought online or at (215) 545-4400.

Stay tuned for more announcements!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Last Chance!
Become a Sponsor/Supporter for the
38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

The deadline to be included in all our materials (including our printed brochure) as
a Sponsor or Supporter is Friday, September 7.

For 38 years now, GPJFF has had the privilege of bringing the best in Jewish cinema to the heart of Philadelphia. Your support essay writer helps the GPJFF accomplish its mission of using film as a way of preserving and sharing Jewish values and culture with the community.

For more info, please contact GPJFF Executive Managing Director, Kristen Evans ( or call us at (215) 545-4400.

To see the benefits of becoming a Sponsor, visit our Sponsor page HERE.
For our Supporter page, click HERE.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Become a Supporter for GPJFF38

Join our journey. Become a Supporter for the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival! For 38 years now, GPJFF has had the privilege of bringing the best in Jewish cinema to the heart of Philadelphia.

For more info on how to become a Supporter for the fall festival, visit our Supporter page HERE.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018