DOUBTFUL | Philadelphia Premiere

Due to an unexpected snowstorm and an issue with the Gershman Y’s auditorium heater last November, we were unfortunately forced to postpone DOUBTFUL in the Fall Fest. We’re delighted to be bringing this incredible film to the city for its official Philadelphia premiere this month!

In this provocative, hard-hitting Israeli drama based on true events, a screenwriter and poet from Tel Aviv begins serving his court-ordained community service term by teaching filmmaking to a rowdy class of juvenile delinquents in Beersheba. Though he is reluctant at first, he soon forms a delicate friendship with one of his most volatile students.

Nominated for nine Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards), DOUBTFUL will screen Thursday, January 31, 7 PM at the Ritz East. For tickets, click HERE.

Monday, January 14, 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

Introducing Encore Films at GPJFF!

Your favorite films are coming back! From January 9-10, the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival will screen four of the highest-rated narratives and docs from the fall festival all at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

  • Wednesday, January 9 | SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME and WINTER HUNT
  • Thursday, January 10 | BOX FOR LIFE and SHOELACES

Tickets are $13. For more info, click HERE.

Monday, December 17, 2018

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

Nick McNamara
Development Associate

Monday, November 26, 2018

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! 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

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

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