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?
The 20th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival will be held from March 19th-29th, 2020.
At what venues does the festival take place?
While the bulk of our films are screened at the Maurice Levin Theater at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, we do hold films at The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown and Bowties Cinema in South Orange.
At what times do the films screen?
The NJJFF typically holds matinee films Monday-Friday, and on Sundays, as well as evening films Monday-Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. All Saturday night films begin at least an hour after sundown.
What films will be at this year’s festival?
Our films and festival schedule will be posted in February. Stay tuned!
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.
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 at 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.
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?
All current 2019 NJJFF Sponsors are invited to the annual NJJFF Sponsor Dinner. You must RSVP in order to attend. This year’s NJJFF Sponsor Dinner will be held on, March 31, 2019.
How do you purchase tickets for the festival?
Tickets can be purchased online, over the phone (973-530-3417) or in person during our set box office hours. In person, box office hours will be posted a month before the festival and take place at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets typically go on sale a month before the screening/start of the festival. Please check back closer to the festival for box office hours.
What happens if a film is sold out?
If a film is sold out, a list will be created at the box office. As tickets become available they will be released in first come first serve order.