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Thank you Donors, Corporate + Community Partners!

The Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) owes its success, steady growth, and longevity to our generous and loyal donors, sponsors and partners. Ticket sales revenue only comprises 25% of our hard costs and operational expenses, making sponsorship a vital imperative. Thanks to tremendous financial, media, hospitality, outreach and in-kind support – SJFF, now in its 23rd year and is recognized as one of the leading Jewish festivals in Seattle, the US and internationally. SJFF is also a respected cultural contributor and arts festival in the Pacific Northwest region. Donations are tax-deductible.

Ways to Donate:

  1. Pay online: view levels/benefits by type of support



  2. Mail a check: Send payment for "SJCC Seattle Jewish Film Festival" to 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040
  3. Make a pledge or contact us to get more information or discuss crafting a sponsorship package or annual partnership:
    • Pamela Lavitt, Festival Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 206.388.0832
    • Jenna Sytman, Development Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 206.388.1998

Deadline for film sponsorship + online recognition: February 15, 2021

Sponsorship has Reel Benefits!

2020 sjff-VIP pass webBenefits include passes, invitations to special events, private access to special guests, and year-round exclusive invitations. For companies and community partners, benefite include online and on-screen advertising, social media, eNews, and website links and logos that give you  unparalleled opportunities to promote your business/organization to 6,000 well-heeled, highly educated, and engaged patrons with a broad demographic reach throughout WA State. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, on-screen advertising, and film sponsroship and our vast network of sophisticated patrons (20,000 programs mailed; 3,000 Facebook Followers; 16,000 email blast subscribers).

Circle of Friends Giving Society: $1,800+ = Year-Round Benefits!

Those giving generously at $1800+ join our Circle of Friends Giving Society and enjoy additional benefits, such as invitations to sneak-peek film premieres, comp tickets to year-round films, and virtual programs.



A Special Thanks to our Amazing Sponsors

Festival Sponsors are a precious part of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. They help underwrite the considerable costs of mounting a first-class international community arts and culture event, and keep ticket pricing low. They enhance audience and guest experiences, while gaining valuable marketing exposure on-screen, in print, through social media to our 7,000 well-heeled patrons. We are blessed with vital support from family and granting foundations, media and catering/restaurant sponsors, and community nonprofits. Thank you, thank you, thank you for building a vibrant festival and ensuring an aware and engaged community. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact SJCC Arts+Ideas and Festivals Director Pamela Lavitt via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206.388.0832 or Devellopment Manager Jenna Sytman via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsorship has "reel" benefits, such as film sponsorship, virtual all-access passes and/or tickets, invitations to special events and filmmaker meet-n-greets on Zoom. Those giving generously at $1800+ join SJCC's Circle of Friends Giving Soceiety and rceive year-round benefitsand recognition from the J.

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Foundation, Corporate + Community Partners

Executive Producer

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Call for Volunteers

2020 Volunteer Schedule & Signup

SJFF has a variety of volunteer positions available during the festival and year-round, including: office support, special event help, theater ushers, pass checkers, ballot counters, shleppers (with cars), etc.

Volunteering has "Reel" Benefits!

  • Receive a film voucher for every 2-3 hours of your time.
  • Meet people.
  • Be part of the team, making SJFF a success.
  • Have a great time!

Sign up is easy:

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More info:

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need assistance or to provide full contact information, including email and cell phone, your availability and if there is a particular volunteer job/position/date in which you are interested.


Volunteer coordinator will send you an information packet. Read the guidelines prior to volunteering. For volunteer shifts at SIFF Uptown only, we offer a parking voucher available for use in specific lots at specific times.

Rewards & Policies

Vouchers: During the festival, for every shift (@1 1/2 to 2 hrs), you will receive a single-admission volunteer voucher to be exchanged at the SJFF box office for a general admission ticket, good for most films. Vouchers are good for the current festival only, and cannot be combined for higher priced special events tickets.

Viewing Films: Please do not sign up for a volunteer shift if you wish to see the film during your shift, as there is overlap. Most shifts begin an hour prior to showtime and end a half hour to an hour into the film. If able, we will release volunteers but it should neither be expected nor is it guaranteed.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at #SJFF 2019!


Jobs + Opportunities

SJCC Arts + Ideas Programs + Operations Manager

Posted February 2020

The Arts + Ideas Program + Operations Manager is responsible for coordinating and executing the curatorial vision of the SJCC Arts + Ideas and festival programs, including overseeing box office, venue, event, and staffing/volunteer relations and contributing to marketing, sponsorship, and outreach efforts as needed. The position prepares for and manages the day-to-day operations including staffing coordination of all Arts + Ideas programs, including the SeaJAM (Seattle Jewish Art + Music) and Seattle Jewish Film Festivals, and helps curate and support year-round Arts + Ideas cultural programs and supports SJCC community-wide celebrations as required or as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: View PDF Job Description

  • Assists with strategy and manages the operations, administration, and planning of SJCC Arts + Ideas activities, including the annual Seattle Jewish Film and SeaJAM Festivals, box office, and programs.
  • Plans logistics and negotiates contract(s) for festivals, conferences, programs, and events, with respect to budgets, speakers, entertainment, transportation, facilities, technology, equipment, logistical requirements, printing, food and beverage, hospitality vendors, sponsors, and other related issues.
  • Negotiates terms and fees, and executes and administers multiple contracts with facilities, vendors, speakers, entertainers, catering, outside vendors, etc., for service or sponsorship, in accordance with budget constraints and company policies and procedures.
  • Monitor event activities to ensure compliance with contracts and applicable regulations and laws, satisfaction of participants, and resolution of any problems that arise.
  • Reviews project proposal or plan to determine timeframe, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing projects, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of projects.
  • Manages, plans, and coordinates activities of projects to ensure that goals or objectives of projects are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters.
  • Develop new and maintain sponsors, vendors, in-kind, media, and community and outreach partners.
  • Performs all transactional duties in accordance with the Director's guidance and oversight
  • Regularly performs work on weekends and evenings as needed or to meet applicable deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Director, Arts + Ideas and Festivals. 




Send resume and cover letter to Arts + Ideas Program Coordinator  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .