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SJFF 2021: SAVE THE DATE!
March 4 - 18. Virtual definitely, physical maybe, hybrid hopefully.
25th Seattle Jewish Film Festival Goes Virtual!
Streaming Festival runs June 16 - July 2
Important: Film sales end 2 hours before viewing window opens!
Thank you sponsors, staff, and streaming patrons! The Seattle Jewish Film Festival is going virtual! Although we can't celebrate the 25th Silver Screen anniversary together in movie theaters across the greater Seattle area, we're looking forward to bringing this engaging festival into your homes, featuring most of our originally scheduled films and guests. Plus, several films are paired with live, interactive Zoom programs with filmmakers, film subjects, comedy shows, awards, mixologists, and community conversations with you!Here's how it works (in short):
Get your tickets today and help us celebrate our 25th "Silver Screen" now “Silver Stream” anniversary bringing Jewish and Israeli “cinemagic” to your home and the Northwest!
For 25 years, you have gathered and strengthened our community by attending the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, nurturing it from a 100-seat weekend upstart in 1995 to today's 13-day, five-venue, three-city, regional attraction.
Like silver, SJFF is a precious gem, an alloy of education and entertainment that shines bright for everyone. Only with your support can we make this sterling vision a reality. Your investment will ensure another exquisite, invigorating festival accessible to all. With your help, SJFF can be an experience that links generations and nurtures a sense of emotional connection, shared values, and belonging on and off the silver screen.
This year, SJFF celebrates a major milestone: its 25th Silver Screen Anniversary. In that quarter century:
- SJFF has screened over 600 films depicting the global Jewish and Israeli experience
- SJFF has impacted more than 100,000 attendees; and
- Since 2012 SJFF ignited the growth of the Stroum Jewish Community Center as an arts and culture hub where SJFF and SJCC Arts + Ideas programs showcase the work of 100 Jewish and Israeli artists each season, and engage over 10,000 people annually, welcoming nearly 2,000 new patrons each year!
We were disppointed to posptone in March right before the "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order mandated sheltering and ceasing of public events. We had planned our biggest and best festival yet, featuring an opening night old-Hollywood silver soirée, world premieres, honoring this year's REEL and REAL Difference Award recipients, and a centerpiece screening at The Paramount Theatre. We are thrilled to be one of the first to move the majority of our festival to a digital platform, as the spirit of SJFF gathering our community cannot be achieved safely at this time of COVID-19.
Please join us by supporting this milestone year and as we pivot to go virtual. SJFF and SJCC have incurred signficant losses - with building closures, furloughed staff, and non-existent income. We hope you will consider making a donation to SJFF below or the J's sustainability fund.
|SJFF 2020 Online Program (click to view booklet)|