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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Founded in 1980, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), is the largest and longest-running independent Jewish film festival in the world, showcasing bold films and filmmakers that expand and evolve the Jewish story. From the beginning, SFJFF has cultivated and championed emerging and established filmmakers throughout their careers, helping to launch new artistic voices.

The 44th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Jewish Film Institute, returns July 18 – August 4, 2024 to the San Francisco Bay Area with its signature showcase of the world's leading Jewish-content cinema. SFJFF invites diverse communities for 18 days of innovative and timely screenings, conversations, and events. With more than sixty films on offer, discover an unparalleled community experience at the world's most renowned celebration of Jewish film and media. SFJFF embraces the full spectrum of Jewish identity through its expansive lineup of dramatic and documentary features, episodic programs, shorts, and more.

The SFJFF44 lineup will be revealed at 10am on Tuesday, June 18 for JFI members. General public sales begin Thursday, June 20. Discounted Early Bird Passes are now on sale through June 17.

SFJFF44 Early Bird All Festival Pass

$325 Members / $375 General Public

The Early Bird All Festival Pass is available through June 17. Prices increase to $345 for JFI Members and $395 for the general public on June 18.

The All Festival Pass is the best way to experience the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in style. It provides priority entry to every film and event at SFJFF44 at every venue, including Big Nights (some exceptions may apply).

Become a JFI member at the Patron level and receive an All Festival Pass in addition to a year's worth of member benefits!

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SFJFF44 Pre-Sale Films

Shari & Lamb Chop | Opening Night

Shari & Lamb Chop | Opening Night

Before Mister Rogers there was Shari Lewis, best known for her skillful ventriloquism as the human counterpart to the beloved sock puppet Lamb Chop.

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Thursday July 18, 2024
6:30 p.m.
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Wednesday July 31, 2024
3:30 p.m.
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Sabbath Queen | Closing Night

Sabbath Queen | Closing Night

From drag-queen rebel to rabbi, Amichai Lau Lavie radically reinvents religion and ritual and establishes a God-optional, artist-driven, pop-up experimental congregation.

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Sunday July 28, 2024
8:05 p.m.
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Tuesday July 30, 2024
1:00 p.m.
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The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based nonprofit organization that champions bold films and filmmakers that expand and evolve the Jewish story for audiences everywhere. Presenter of the annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), the longest-running and most celebrated festival of its kind in the world, JFI is a year-round organization delivering screenings and events to more than 40,000 film lovers annually.  JFI’s free, online programs serve thousands of viewers, educators, and researchers worldwide each year. In addition to its public programs, JFI supports the careers of filmmakers from the Bay Area and beyond, from incubation through exhibition, through its grants, residencies, and other creative development services.

Dates & Venues

San Francisco: July 18 — 28 
Oakland: July 30 — August 4

Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon St, San Francisco

Vogue Theater
3290 Sacramento Street, San Francisco

Roxie Theater
3117 16th St, San Francisco

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California St, San Francisco

Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre
4186 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Urban Adamah
1151 Sixth St, Berkeley

Box Office

T: 415.621.0568
Hours: Mon–Fri, 11am–5pm

JFI Members Pre-Sale: June 18, 2024
General Public Sales: June 20, 2024

Tickets & Passes

JFI Member: $15
General Admission: $20
Student/Senior/ADA: $19

Festival Passes
Early Bird Pass: $325 Members / $375 General
All Festival Pass: $345 Members / $395 General
East Bay Pass: $250 Members / $275 General