Jewish Film Resources

Jewish Residencies  

Jewish Film Institute –  Filmmakers in Residence 

The JFI Filmmakers in Residence Program is a year-long, competitive artist residency that provides creative, marketing, and production support for emerging and established filmmakers whose documentary projects explore and expand thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, and identity. 

Support / Funders 

Adelson Family Foundation 

The Adelson Family Foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to strengthen the State of Israel and the Jewish people. 

Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center (CDEC) 

The Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea CDEC onlus [Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation Center – CDEC – non profit social-utility organization (ONLUS)] is an independent Institute for Italian Jewish History and Culture. Founded in Milan, the Foundation is a non-profit organization, legally recognized by Italian Presidential Decree of 17 April 1990. 

Fondation pour la Memoire de la Shoah  

The Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah is a private and public-interest foundation. The initial endowment came from the restitution by the government and certain financial institutions of dormant accounts from expropriated Jews living in France who were killed during the Holocaust. 

Harry and Anne Ratner Foundation 

Hecktman Family Foundation 

Gesher Multicultural Film Fund 

The Gesher Multicultural Film Fund (GMFF) is a non-profit organization. The public funding that GMFF receives is intended for the support of original cinema by Israeli filmmakers.  

Irving Harris Foundation 

The Irving Harris Foundation enhances the quality of life for children, families and communities by advancing human potential, social justice and equity, and creative experience and expression. 

Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona 

The Elliot S. Goldman Israel Scholarship Fund and the Goldman Family Israel Scholarship Fund are endowment funds that provide an annual scholarship to one individual towards a trip to Israel. 

JFI Completion Grant  

The JFI Completion Grants Program provides finishing funds to emerging and established filmmakers for original stories that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, memory, and identity. 

Jewish Story Partners 

Jewish Story Partners stimulates and supports the highest caliber independent films that use fresh, nuanced perspectives to tell stories about the diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, cultures, and encounters. 

Koret Foundation 

Since 1980, Koret has given more than $700 million in grants in the Bay Area, Israel, and around the world. The Foundation has developed a long-term approach to funding educational opportunities, arts and cultural initiatives, Jewish community projects, and programs that help the most vulnerable among us.  

Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation 

The Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation is dedicated to continuing the longstanding philanthropic activities of the family. The Foundation’s grantmaking is focused in the areas of Mental Health, Scientific Research, the Jewish Community, and Social Justice. 

Maimonides Fund 

Mass media has the power to shape how one sees the world and oneself. We support media that shares Jewish stories and ideas to generate openness and engagement with Jewish content. 

Makor Fund for Israeli Films 

The Makor Foundation supports the independent Israeli production of documentary films, narrative shorts, animated shorts, and works created with new technologies for current and developing medias. 

National Fund of the Republic Austria for the Victims of National Socialism  

Since 1996, the National Fund has been sponsoring projects in accordance with its legislative mandate. All groups of victims are taken into consideration for funding. When awarding project funding, the surviving victims of National Socialism are given priority. As a result, social, medical and psychotherapeutic projects which are of immediate benefit to the victims are particularly well funded. In addition, funding is awarded for projects that serve academic research into National Socialism and the fates of its victims, that remember Nazi injustices or safeguard the memory of the victims. Particular emphasis is placed on educational projects. 

The New Fund for Cinema and TV (NFCT) 

Established in 1993, the New Fund for Cinema and Television (NFCT) is an Israeli non-governmental organization positioned at the intersection of cinema and social change.  Through our financial and professional support to filmmakers, we cultivate artistic excellence and contribute to the creation of outstanding films on a broad array of issues. 

Righteous Persons Foundation 

For more than two decades, RPF has funded innovative approaches that inspire activism for social justice, help bring people together across lines of difference; unlock the power of art and storytelling; make Jewish history and tradition more accessible; and ensure that the moral lessons of the Holocaust are not forgotten. 

Samuel Rubin Foundation 

The Foundation’s mission is to carry on the vision of its founder, Samuel Rubin, whose life was dedicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources.  

Slovin Foundation 

The Slovin Foundation prioritizes Jewish organizations with a strong focus on history, religion and New York City. 

Jewish Film Festivals 

Atlanta JFF  

Austin Jewish Film Festival 

Baltimore JFF 

Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival 

Boston JFF 2022 

Calgary Beth Tzedek JFF 

Cincinnati JFF 

Cleveland JFF 

Dallas JFF  

Denver Jewish Film Festival 

Detroit JFF 

Fairfield County JFF 

Geneva JFF 2022 

Greater Phoenix JFF 

Hartford JFF 

Hong Kong JFF 2022 

Houston JFF 

Jacob Burns Film Center – Westchester Jewish Film Festival 


Jewish International Film Festival 

JxJ (Washington JFF)  

LA Israel Film Festival 


Mexico JFF 

Miami JFF 

Nashville Jewish Film Festival 

New Hampshire JFF  

New Jersey JFF 

New York Jewish Film Festival 

Palm Beach JFF  

Philadelphia JFF 2022 

Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival 

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival 

San Diego JFF 

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 

Sarasota JFF 

St. Louis JFF  

Seattle JFF 

Silicon Valley JFF 

Toronto JFF 

Tucson JFF 

Twin Cities JFF  

UK JFF 2022 

Vancouver JFF 

Warsaw JFF 2022