Welcome to the 4th annual WinterFest, featuring an expansion to a full weekend of programming! WinterFest is the signature year-round program of the Jewish Film Institute featuring the best in new Jewish film and media for diverse Bay Area audiences. The 2017 WinterFest edition will be held on the weekend of March 4–5, 2017 in San Francisco. Saturday’s program will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater and Sunday’s events at the Roxie Theater.

The Jewish Film Institute is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media internationally and a leading arts organization in the Bay Area.Operating for over three decades and built on the foundation of the world-renowned San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, JFI introduces communities to new stories from emerging and established filmmakers, champions freedom of expression, and presents and preserves high quality content that illustrates the breadth and scope of Jewish identity, culture and experience.

Browse Films at WinterFest

Our Mission

JFI is firmly committed to the discovery, exhibition, and support of groundbreaking cinema working with Jewish themes for both live and online audiences. Read on for more.

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JFI On Demand

Our Stories, Your Screen. Now you can enjoy the curatorial excellence of SFJFF wherever you are – and support filmmakers working with Jewish themes – with JFI On Demand. featuring highlights from our 36 year history streamed right to your TV, computer, tablet or phone.

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