NJJFF Virtual Film Festival Frequently Asked Questions
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How will I access the films from home?
All films will be available to stream on the Elevent platform. Films will only be able to be accessed from New Jersey.
Please see below for options:
ChromeCast – You must be using the Chrome browser on your Android, Windows, or Mac OS device. After clicking the “View” button in your virtual access email, press “Play” on the next page. Then cast directly from the player window by clicking the icon (see left) in the lower right-hand corner of the browser window. Connect directly from the video. Do not use in-screen mirror mode. Note: Chromecasting is not available for iPhone or iPad. The browser on iOS devices does not support the necessary anti-piracy protocols.
Airplay – after clicking the “View” button in your virtual access email, press “Play” on the next page. Then Airplay directly from the player window by clicking the icon (see left) in the lower right corner. Connect directly from the video. Do not use in-screen mirror mode.
Apple TV – download the Elevent TV app from the Apple store and enter the voucher code from your Virtual Event access email. A short video is available on the help page with more details.
Roku – download the Elevent TV app from the Roku store and enter the voucher code from your Virtual Event access email. A short video is available on the help page with more details.
Other SmartTVs – If you can access your email in your SmartTV’s built-in browser try clicking the “View” button in the virtual access email, followed by “Play” on the next page. Not all SmartTVs will be able to play videos in this manner.
If none of these options is available to you, consider connecting an HDMI cable from your device to your TV.
Having difficulties? Check out these videos from our friends at Austin Jewish Film Festival.
Note: NJJFF cannot provide technical support on connecting your devices.
How do we access live discussions with guest speakers?
For those films that involve live discussion components, the registration link for the Zoom discussions will arrive in an email prior to the session.
Will the discussions be interactive? Will there be an opportunity for questions and answers?
There will be an opportunity to submit questions in advance via email. You can also submit questions live via the Zoom chat feature. For security and time, we may need to curate questions to some extent.
What is the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival?
About the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival Founded in 2000 by Caren and Herbert Ford and now in its 20th year, the New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) has become one of the premier Jewish cultural events in the state. We screen award-winning premieres and first run Israeli, American, and international films of Jewish interest, followed by thought-provoking post-screening discussions. In addition to our springtime festival, we offer film programs throughout the year, with Extra! screenings and receptions.
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) fosters the growth of Jewish culture, identity, and community in New Jersey by presenting a wide range of exceptional films of Jewish interest. NJJFF offers audiences direct exposure to directors, performers, writers, reviewers, and scholars.
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival strives to offer our region a rich tapestry of Jewish film programming. Our springtime festival features high-quality, award-winning films. We invite film creatives and other speakers of interest and renown to lead our post-screening discussions.
When is the festival?
This year’s 21st Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival is set to begin on Sunday, February 28, and will run through March 21, 2021.
At what venues does the festival take place?
All films will be screened virtually on the Elevent platform. For more details on how to screen films, please see topic: How will I Access the Films from Home?
At what times do the films screen?
All films are available to watch starting at 8:00 AM (ET) on the indicated date. Once you have hit ‘Play,’ you have 48 hours to finish watching the film before it expires and is no longer available. Some films may be geo-blocked to screen exclusively in New Jersey.
What films will be at this year’s festival?
Our films and festival schedule will be posted on our Festival Schedule page once it is announced. You can also download our 2021 Festival brochure here.
How many films will be shown at the festival?
We typically show anywhere from 20-30 films during the festival.
Where can I find out about post-screening discussions and speakers?
Post-screening discussion and speaker info can be found on our Festival Schedule page once it is announced or in the 2021 Festival brochure.
What kinds of films does the NJJFF screen?
The New Jersey Jewish Film Festival presents a wide range of exceptional films of Jewish interest, ie films made by Jewish filmmakers or of Jewish content. *Visit our Festival Archive to view films of festivals past.
Can I volunteer at the festival?
Yes! You can get involved by helping us prepare for the festival or by working at the actual event. Please feel free to give us a call at 973-929-2938 or fill out the following form for more information. More details can be found on the Volunteer Information page.
How do I become a sponsor?
Sponsorship can be easily completed online here. If you would rather sponsor by mail, you can download our sponsorship forms here. If neither of these options works for you, please feel free to give us a call at, 973-530-3417, and we will gladly help you over the phone.
How do NJJFF Sponsors get tickets?
Film festival sponsors will receive an email to activate their account on Evelent. Once your account is activated, you may browse through our festival program. You will not have access to watch the films until the film becomes available at its indicated screening date and time. As a sponsor your all-access pass will already be loaded on your account. Use your pass to “unlock” the films you want to see. All films are available to stream for a 48-hour watch window.
What are the benefits of sponsorship?
Sponsor benefits vary depending on the level of sponsorship given. Please see our chart for more details.
Can I go to the NJJFF Sponsor Dinner?
Due to safety and health concerns, there will be no 2021 NJJFF Sponsor Dinner celebration.
How do you purchase tickets for the festival?
Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.goelevent.com/NJJFF/e/Search
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets go on sale, February 8, at 10 AM.
What happens if a film is sold out?
Each film has a limited number of views. Once a film is sold out, there will be no way to purchase tickets to that film.