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Welcome

Welcome to The National Center for Jewish Film’s 20th Annual Film Festival!

Join us from May 4-21 for a vibrant slate of independent films and classic cinematic treasures from around the world.

NCJF FILM ARCHIVE | DISTRIBUTION | PROGRAMMING | EXHIBITION

The National Center for Jewish Film’s festival is an outgrowth of our broader work as an independent nonprofit film archive, distributor & exhibitor. Since 1976, NCJF has rescued, restored, and exhibited films that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish life. The Center’s archive collection of rare and endangered films with Jewish content is the world’s largest, outside of Israel. The Center is also a major distributor of new films, representing 100 filmmakers. A world leader in the collection and exhibition of Jewish culture, NCJF responds to 7000 programing inquiries annually.

Learn about The National Center for Jewish Film.

The NCJF Team

Profound thanks to NCJF's tremendous staff!

NCJF's annual film festival is curated by NCJF Co-Directors Sharon Pucker Rivo & Lisa Rivo.

NCJF Support

Thanks to NCJF's major supporters, including the National Endowment for the Arts, National Film Preservation Foundation, Library of Congress, Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations and organizations in the US, as well as government and archival agencies abroad.

Thanks to our 2016 Annual Appeal Leadership Donors and all of NCJF's "Reel Funders."

Don’t Let History Fade Away. Save Endangered Films.
Donate Now.

We need your help! Thousands of films exclusively owned by NCJF are in critical need of rescue, preservation and digitization. Restoration of 35mm, 16mm & 8mm film is extremely costly. Without your support, these rapidly deteriorating moving images will fade into history.

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Browse 280 films on DVD including our restored archive films in active distribution.

Download Festival Program (PDF)

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