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Virtually Together Again!

SJFF "Re-Zooms" March 4-18 | TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Comedian Howie Mandel Launches SJFF 2021 Opening Night: We are excited to announce that the film HOWIE MANDEL: BUT, ENOUGH ABOUT ME will open the 26th Seattle Jewish Film Festival, which begins on March 4. Howie Mandel, veteran comedian and Emmy-nominated game show host, will join us along with acclaimed documentary film director Barry Avrich, for a Zoom conversation following the film.

During the two-week run, SJFF will feature 18 streaming films to lift your spirits, rouse belly laughs, and make you smile from ear to ear—from beginning to end, from Opening Night to Closing Weekend. Comedies, love stories, tales of triumph and overcoming adversity will joyously bring our community virtually together again, even though we're far apart.

Support SJFF Today

Please consider making a donation today in support of SJFF. Every amount supports our efforts to "re-zoom" virtually and deliver art and artists that uplift the human spirit during this challenging time. And, your support ensures ease and accessibility to people near and far, enabling everyone to enjoy more films, experience togetherness, and have impactful conversations at home and beyond.

View this year's levels + benefits and make a gift today:



The reviews are in! Here's what people are saying about our virtual festival:
• "This brings the experience to everyone – even those in remote Orcas Island!"
• "This [virtual] festival had a greater impact in my life than during any ordinary year."
• "We liked the window of watching times and the ability to sit in our family room and watch great movies."
• "I was able to have my family enjoy the films with me and learn and discuss together."

Did you know donations to SJFF come with amazing festival perks for your whole household? A donation of $500 gets you access to 6 household film tickets. Even better, a donation of $1,000 or more gets you a full household VIP pass, a film sponsorship, and other festival event perks. The deadline for donation is February 15.
Please donate today to guarantee you receive your festival benefits in time to smile, laugh, and gather 'round again. If you have already made a contribution to SJFF, thank you for your generous support!


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Special Guests


Guest Zooms: View Bios>>
Zoom Dates
Howie Mandel + Dir. Barry Avrich 3/4
Dir. Michelle Paymar, CAIRO TO THE CLOUD


Dir. Noemi Schory, SCHOCKEN 3/10


Dir. Brad Rothschild, THEY AIN'T READY


Dir. Jesse Dylan, SOROS


Co-writer Martin Goldsmith, WINTER JOURNEY


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Household Tickets + Discounts

As a virtual festival this year, we are offering household tickets at the same price as individual tickets, with discount pricing for seniors 65+ and students only. There is also a half-priced matinee. If you are a frontline worker, low-income senior unable to afford a ticket, or a survivor, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Generous donors have underwritten some tickets for you.

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will continue when we resume on-site individual-ticket programming.

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