Tech & Streaming | Community Agreement | Additional FAQs Below

Do I have to watch an online screening at the listed start time? 
Your online ticket allows you access to screen the film program at any time during the 10-day celebration starting 12:01AM on July 22nd through 11:59PM on Sunday August 1st.

Why does it say Suggested Viewing Time?
Some of our patrons really want that "festival experience" - so we have offered a suggested viewing schedule for those of you who want to follow along at home, but feel free to watch the films in any order, at any time as they are available for streaming from July 22-Aug1st.

How do I watch Q&A's for a film?
The Q&A will automatically play in the Digital Screening Room following the film.

Can I watch online screenings from anywhere? 
The 41st SFJFF online film screenings are available to patrons  anywhere. In some cases, films are geoblocked to USA, California, Northern California, or in some cases, just the San Francisco Bay Area. Please check individual film pages for details. The conversations, celebrations and Q&A’s are open to all.

Can I stop and start while screening? 
You may interrupt your screening, as long as you complete your viewing within 72 hours.

How do I buy a ticket?
Tickets for individual films are available for purchase directly from the film pages. Please consider a special gift in order to ensure that JFI can continue to bring you ongoing and future programs.


Chromecast – With a Google Chromecast device, you can 'cast' directly to your television from any compatible app or device. Chromecast is built into many smart tvs, and also available as additional hardware. However, please note that Vimeo has disabled browser casting at this time.

  • For information about Google Chromecast, click here.  

– Screen sharing is available using your Apple 
AirPlay enabled device or SmartTV (most Samsung TVs)Instructions for screen sharing from an Apple device using your Apple TV using AirPlay can be found here. 
HDMI Cable – Using a special cable available at many stores, you can connect your computer or mobile device to your television. 

  • If you have a laptop or nearby computer with an HDMI port, you can connect it directly to your television, using it as a second or external monitor. Some laptops or computers require special adaptors or dongles to connect to the HDMI cable. The details will depend on your setup. We recommend referencing your television and computer manuals for more information. 

With the shift to online, the Jewish Film Institute has created new digital agreements with filmmakers and distributors, and those agreements sometimes include limiting online streaming access to certain geographic locations. This is called geo-blocking. If an invidivual film is geoblocked to a specific area, it will be noted on the individual film page. CLICK HERE for a list of all SFJFF41 films available nationwide.

Community Agreement
The Jewish Film Institute supports bold, creative, independent art and artists.

Our spaces and events encourage the open exchange of ideas and perspectives with a freely flowing discourse anchored in mutual respect. Robust and inclusive debate is intrinsic to our community values and we encourage all festival goers to follow the golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.

We hold steadfast in our commitment to freedom of creative expression while simultaneously lifting up anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-discriminationatory practices in all areas of the Jewish Film Institute Community. We strive to protect community members from conduct that is inappropriate, disruptive, abusive, or threatening.

Therefore, we ask that everyone in the Festival community—artists, audiences, volunteers, press, industry, staff, and beyond—does their part in creating an environment that is welcoming to all by committing to being:

  • Inclusive and respectful of people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance and body size, language spoken, and immigration or economic status
  • Intentional with your words by abstaining from hate speech or actions of any kind, including the abuse of chat functions (ex. trolling)
  • Mindful of the personal space and boundaries of others by avoiding unwelcome sexual attention, harassment, stalking, and inappropriate physical contact of any kind
  • Respectful of moderators, artists, and audience members by refraining from sustained disruption of screenings, sessions, talks, or other events
  • Conscious of the power you hold by not engaging in abuse or intimidation including that related to race, gender, position, or wealth,
  • Considerate of the work of artists by refraining from phishing and pirating the work of JFI filmmakers

If you experience or witness any inappropriate conduct, you can report it via one of the following methods and a member of the Safety & Belonging Team will respond as soon as possible, no later than 12 hours.

Alert a Jewish Film Institute Customer Service rep by calling 415.621.0556 or sending an email to jewishfilm@jfi.org

All incidents that violate our commitment to one another will be subject to an immediate and equitable review process.

Purchasing Tickets
Ticket Delivery
Festival Accessibility
JFI Membership

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How Can I Purchase Tickets?

Online at sfjff.org: Browse by Film | Browse by Schedule

I still have questions. Who can I contact?
Email boxoffice@sfjff.org or call the Box Office at (415) 621-0568. Passes can be purchased over the phone with the Box Office between 11am–5pm, Monday–Friday. 


I'm having trouble logging into my account.

  • JFI Members: You can log in with a username or email and password, or with your Member Number and last name. Your membership number can be found in your initial confirmation email. You can also email membership@jfi.org to retrieve your number.
  • Non-Members: You will be instructed to create an account at checkout, if you have not already. Returning customers can log in during checkout by entering their username or email and password.

I have a membership in my shopping cart but there is no option to purchase tickets at the member discount.
Members discounts are not available until a membership is purchased. Once the membership purchase has been completed and you have received your confirmation email, the membership purchase will activate the member benefits on your account, including benefit voucher packages (if applicable), and member discounts.

I just purchased a membership but do not see the member and/or ticket package price options.
Log out and log back into your account. Once the web browser is refreshed, your account will be updated with any changes and discounted pricing will become available.

I have a promo/voucher code to use.

  • Click on the Buy Tickets button for the film or item you'd like to purchase, and then click in the pop-up window where it says "Know a Promotion Code?"
  • Enter your promotion or voucher code and then reselect the newly created ticket price from the list of options
  • Check out as normal

I'm logged in as a member, but there is no option to purchase tickets at the member rate.
First double check that you are using the correct member number and that your membership has not expired. Then, try signing out of your account and signing back in. The membership discounts should now be available to you.

If problems persist, contact the box office at boxoffice@sfjff.org or give us a call at (415) 621-0568.

Ticket Delivery

How do I pick up the tickets I purchased?

Once your order is completed, the following delivery methods will be available for your selection:

E-Delivery for online purchases. Tickets will arrive as an attachment to the confirmation email upon completion of your order. 

Can online screenings sell out?
They may. Just as with our in-cinema screenings, there are often capacity limits, established by film distributors and producers, that we are obliged to adhere to. So, getting your tickets early (a member benefit!) is a good idea.

How do I access e-tickets or view my order history?

  • E-tickets/Print at Home tickets are sent to you as an attachment to your confirmation email of your purchase. You are welcome to either print the ticket attachment or you can present these on your mobile device to the person scanning tickets at the theater.
  • Online: You can log in to your account to view your order history or to get your e-tickets.
    • Click the shopping cart button in the upper right corner of this page
    • Then click the Sign In button in the upper left of the new window that opens.
    • Click where it says LOG IN and use either your username / email and password or your member number and last name to log in.
    • Navigate to "Mobile Tickets" to find your e-tickets.
    • You can present these on your mobile device to the person scanning tickets at the theater.

How to sign in and watch films with your festival streaming pass

  • Click here to open a list of every streaming title.
  • Log in (if you haven’t already) with your pass number (in confirmation email) or member number and last name, or with the email and password you used to purchase the pass.
  • Click on “Buy Tickets,” and when prompted to use your benefits, click yes.

I can't find my confirmation email.
Check your Junk/Spam folder for an email from boxoffice@sfjff.org. If you find it there, please mark as Not Junk and add us to your address book. If you cannot find your confirmation please contact the box office at boxoffice@sfjff.org or give us a call at (415) 621-0568.

I purchased a 10-Flix ticket package online. How do I redeem my tickets?

  • Navigate to any applicable screening (all regularly priced screenings as well as Centerpiece Films and the Freedom of Expression Award presentation) and click Buy Tickets.
  • Log in with the your username/email and password. Once you've logged in, a $0.00 "Ticket 10-Package" ticket price will appear.
  • Next to the 0.00 option you will find the option to select the quantity of tickets you want. Choose the desired quantity and click Add to Cart and follow the steps for checkout.

You will receive an order confirmation when you've successfully redeemed your Ticket Package for specific screenings. If you do not see a $0.00 ticket price after logging in, or cannot find a confirmation email for your Ticket Package purchase, please contact the box office at boxoffice@sfjff.org or give us a call at (415) 621-0568.

Festival Accessibility

What can I expect when I arrive at the theater?

All festival venues have pass holder and ticket holder holdout lines where pass holders and ticket holders wait until the theater is ready to seat. When you arrive at a festival venue, please look for a SFJFF staff member or volunteer who will direct you to the appropriate line.While waiting in line, please be considerate of our neighbors and local businesses. We remind patrons that it's now illegal to smoke while waiting in line or near entrances to venues.

All seats are general admission, and multiple seat-saving is not permitted. Select seats may be saved by the festival for filmmakers and other guests of the festival. We ask that you observe reserved seating signage by not removing signage. Please choose a seat in an unreserved section.

SFJFF believes in everyone's right to choose the restroom they are most comfortable using; please disregard any exclusionary signage that may be visible at our venues.

Please refrain from wearing perfumes and other scented products so that attendees with environmental sensitivities can comfortably enjoy the films.

Outside food and beverages are not allowed in any of SFJFF venue. We ask that you respect the venue policies and purchase food and beverages from the venues concessions stands.

I have mobility challenges. What should I do?
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is committed to accommodating audience members with disabilities, offering seating waiting areas and early seating as needed and wherever possible. Upon arrival at the venue, please check in with a venue manager for assistance. All screening venues have wheelchair accessible seating and restrooms.

Anything else I should know?

  • All programs are subject to change without notice. Refunds and exchanges will only be issued in the rare case of program cancellations.
  • The majority of films are unrated and may not be suitable for ages 17 and under unless otherwise noted. Parental discretion is advised.
  • Each film will be shown in its original language (with English subtitles for non-English films), unless otherwise noted.
  • All audience members must vacate the theater following each screening. Leaving belongings and/or saving seats between shows is not permitted.
  • Recording devices of any type are not permitted in the theaters.
  • Please silence all phones when in theaters.

JFI Membership

Our diverse membership community makes JFI's year-round and SFJFF programs possible. Membership starts as low as $60 and includes pre-sale access to all events, exclusive invitations year-round, significant discounts on passes and tickets, and much more.

How do I become a member?
Join online!

How do I renew my membership?
You can renew any of the following ways:

How do I purchase discounted tickets, packages or passes at the member rate?
On a film page, click Buy Tickets, and then click Log in. Use either your email/username and password or member number and last name to log in, then select the Member price ticket, package or pass and check out.

How can I access the member pre-sale?
JFI members receive 48-hour presale access to all JFI and SFJFF events. Member presale notices are sent via email (make sure to add jewishfilm@sfjff.org to your address book to receive our messages). Follow the link in the message to purchase tickets, or check our website calendar of events! Be sure to sign in to our website with your member information to purchase tickets at the member rate.

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How will I find out about member events?
Member event invitations are sent via email – subscribe to our eNews here. You can also check our website calendar!

How can I find my member number?
You were assigned a membership number in your confirmation email when you first purchased or renewed a membership. If you cannot find your confirmation email, please contact us at membership@jfi.org to retrieve your number, or call (415) 621-0556. Due to the high volume of emails we receive, please expect an email response within 24-48 hours of your request.