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. 

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 Jewish Film Festival  

Austin Jewish Film Festival 

Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 

Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival 

Boston Jewish Film Festival 

Calgary Beth Tzedek Jewish Film Festival 

Cincinnati Jewish Film Festival 

Cleveland Jewish Film Festival 

Dallas Jewish Film Festival

Denver Jewish Film Festival 

Detroit Jewish Film Festival 

Fairfield County Jewish Film Festival 

Geneva Jewish Film Festival 

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival 

Hartford Jewish Film Festival 

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival 

Jacob Burns Film Center – Westchester Jewish Film Festival 

JERUSALEM Jewish Film Festival  

Jewish International Film Festival 

JxJ (Washington Jewish Film Festival)  

LA Israel Film Festival 

LA Jewish Film Festival 

Mexico Jewish Film Festival 

Miami Jewish Film Festival 

Nashville Jewish Film Festival 

New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival  

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 

New York Jewish Film Festival 

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival  

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival 

Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival 

Rutgers Jewish Film Festival 

San Diego Jewish Film Festival 

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 

St. Louis Jewish Film Festival  

Seattle Jewish Film Festival 

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival

Toronto Jewish Film Festival 

Tucson Jewish Film Festival 

Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival  

UK Jewish Film Festival 

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival