Apply for the 2018 JFI Filmmaker Residency

Applications are now being accepted for the Jewish Film Institute's 2018 Filmmaker in Residency. The initial deadline to apply for the residency is Saturday, September 30. The deadline may be extended depending on availability. 

Resident filmmakers are provided with 100 sq. ft of individual workspace in the Ninth Street Independent Film Center in the SoMA district of San Francisco, access to all shared spaces and 5 hours of free meeting or exhibition per month in the well-appointed Ninth Street screening room (particularly of value to filmmakers, in production and post-production). Residents also receive consultations wiht JFI staff on all stages of the film production process, including technical advice, funding strategies, and marketing support. 

The Jewish Film Institute is accepting applications from emerging filmmakers working with Jewish themes and a variety of media formats. If you have questions about the residency before applying, please email

Click here for more information about the JFI Filmmaker Residency and to read an FAQ

About the Jewish Film Institute 
The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media, a leading arts and culture organization in the Bay Area and the presenter of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. JFI catalyzes and inspires communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life and culture through film, media, and dialogue. Year round, JFI promotes awareness and appreciation of the diversity of the Jewish people through multiple mediums - including original online programming that reaches a global audience of over 2 million views. All of these services, along with artists' support and educational initiatives, give audiences around the world even greater access to Jewish culture and the visionaries who shape it.

Applications Deadlines

Saturday September 30, 2017
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