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The Jewish Film Institute provides creative, marketing and production support for filmmakers in residence who are in various stages of completion on their projects.
As a result of COVID-19 this will be a virtual residency and all applicants living in North America will be considered.
Our first annual Filmmaker Residency program launched in 2012 to support independent filmmakers whose work promotes the exploration and understanding of Jewish identity and culture.
The Filmmaker Residency includes:
This program is supported in part by funds from the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts
The JFI residency has provided access to a talented and helpful cohort of filmmakers, and pre-pandemic, a studio space where I could focus on my film with no distractions. The JFI staff has been beyond helpful and very flexible in helping with all aspects of my film, from fundraising, to rough cut feedback, and providing connections to the wider JFI community.
Theo Rigby (2020 Resident)
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