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Applications for the fourth cycle of JFI Completion Grants will open in early 2023.
For questions, contact:
Director, Filmmaker Services
Jewish Film Institute
The JFI Completion Grants Program provides finishing funds to emerging and established filmmakers for original stories that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, memory, and identity. Established in 2020, JFI has awarded nearly $250,000 since the program's inception. Projects eligible for consideration include narratives, documentaries, shorts, episodic programs, or web series. JFI Completion Grants respond to a critical lack of funding opportunities available for independent media projects that pursued expansive, nuanced interpretations of Jewish topics. JFI Completion Grants recognize projects that demonstrate an ability or ambition to entertain and engage us, to build bridges between communities, to turn conversation into action, and to reframe understanding of Jewish cultures and identities.
Applications open annually in January with winners announced in August during the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. Learn more about the application process and previously supported projects at the links below.
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The Jewish Film Institute awarded $75,000 to six projects in 2022. The third round of JFI Completion Grants announced celebrates a diverse slate of documentary projects selected from a national applicant pool — the largest in the program’s history.Read More
The Jewish Film Institute awarded $100,000 to six projects in 2021, ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 per project. The announcement was made at the awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 41st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.Read More
The inaugural slate of JFI Completion Grants awarded $75,000 to six projects in 2020. The inaugural grant awards were presented as part of “Cinegogue Summer Days”, a four day cinematic event that took place virtually during what would have been the 40th anniversary San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.Read More
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