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  • ATTN FILMMAKERS! Now Accepting Submissions for the 26th SJFF: March 4 - 14, 2021
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  • ATTN FILMMAKERS! Now Accepting Submissions for the 26th SJFF: March 4 - 14, 2021

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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):
  • Each film has a streaming window of 48 hours
  • Once you purchase a ticket to a film, you'll get an email with the viewing link and access instructions a few hours before the viewing window or Zoom start time.
  • If you already purchased tickets to film(s) included in the lineup, you will automatically have access to the new date. Pass holders now have all access via tickets to ALL 17 films. 8-packers et 8 films.
  • Buy tickets, a pass (17 tickets), or a new a mini-subscription (choose 6 or more films, get a discount)
  • If your film includes a Zoom conversation or event, you'll be automatically registered and receive notifications 1 hour before.
  • Each ticket or pass is good for one virtual household, but links cannot be shared!
This is new and exciting territory for all of us, so we're sure you have some questions. Check out our Streaming FAQs Page for answers about ticket conversions, acess, tech tips, and more.

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!

If you already purchased tickets for the festival or have a pass, you should have received a communication from us in the past few days about  conversions and notifying you of new options. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help. 



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.


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Special Guests


2020 Attendees
Zoom Dates
Dir. Dani Menkin, Opening Night  6/18
Subject Amos Nachoum, Opening Night


Prod. Cem Kitaci, Sephardic Spotlight


Subject Yiscah Smith, Gay Gezunt! LGBTQ


H. Alan Scott, Comedy Centerpiece


Aaron Goldfarb, Mixologist


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