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March 24 - April 10 | Hybrid Festival Presents 18 Films in 18 Days | TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

The Seattle Jewish Film Festival features 18 film programs from around the world, including Portugal, Israel, Switzerland, Belarus, France, Italy, Germany, and more. This year's hybrid festival includes multiple opportunities to safely watch films together in a theatre and connect with special guests in attendance, catered special events and toasts, and culinary delights from local small businesses. Half of the films will screen in person. All (except THE ANCIENT LAW at Paramount Theatre) will also be available to screen virtually, giving audiences opportunities and avenues to engage and reconnect in theaters or with those at home. In-person screenings take place at AMC Pacific Place, the Stroum Jewish Community Center, and University of Washington. Virtual films are available to screen from Monday, March 28 until Sunday, April 10, with a 48-hour viewing window once the film is started.

"Creating our first hybrid film festival this year was a community-building and –connecting decision to get folks back in theater seats, back seeing their identities, culture, global connections, and history represented onscreen and encouraging them with special events, guests, and experiences to get back on the scene, back to seeing each other," says Pamela Lavitt SJCC Arts + Ideas and Festivals Director. "We have programmed this year's Festival to offer people the best of both worlds: a celebration of global Jewish and Israeli cinema they crave on both the big and small screen while ensuring flexibility and comfort for everyone."

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:



Did you know donations to SJFF come with amazing festival perks for your whole household? A donation of $500 gets you a Hybrid 8-Pack of tickets, good for in-person and virtual films and events. Even better, a donation of $1,000 or more gets you 2 VIP All-Access asses, including all in-person screenings and events and virtual household access, film sponsorship (optional), and other festival event perks.


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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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Response time: 24 hrs on weekdays, 48 hrs on weekends (not on Shabbat).

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