JFI Next Wave is a community of Gen Z and Millennial film lovers as well as a platform for showcasing emerging and established filmmakers whose work explores modern life and identity through a Jewish lens, often dealing with subjects like, art, music, travel, social justice and more. Our community brings together old and new friends from San Francisco and the entire Bay Area for live events at established movie theatres and exciting alternative venues. Next Wave also offers online content that young adults can stream, watch, and rewatch from all over the US and the world. Enjoy our special Next Wave JFI On Demand playlist, and tune in for livestream events and virtual Q&A’s!

Next Wave programs are supported by a generous grant from The Koret Foundation.

What's Brewing With Next Wave?

Check out pictures from our latest Next Wave event!

Coming Summer 2021

SFJFF 41 Next Wave Spotlight Films TBA

Weekly Next Wave Picks


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Join JFI Next Wave

  • One Next Wave Pass to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival*  (virtual or in person)
  • Invitation to VIP Festival Preview  (virtual or in person)
  • Early ticket-buying privileges to summer Festival programs and to all year-round exhibitions
  • Discounts on tickets year-round, including Festival tickets
  • Invitations to year-round Next Wave programs and events  (virtual or in person)
  • Festival Catalog mailed to your home
  • Website recognition

*The Next Wave Pass is a specially priced all-festival pass permitting access to all SFJFF films and events.

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