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The Boston Jewish Film Festival

Join us for

Our Upcoming Festival

November 5-17, 2014

Jewish-Themed Films at the
Independent Film Festival of Boston

The Independent Film Festival of Boston (April 23-30) screens two Jewish-themed films:

Jon Imber’s Left Hand (USA)
Saturday, April 26, 12:30 pm, at the Somerville Theatre
A document of an artist’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a diagnosis of ALS.  Co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival and the ReelAbilities Boston Film Festival.

Obvious Child (USA)
Saturday, April 26, 9:45 pm at the Somerville Theatre
What happens when Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for the worst/best Valentine’s Day of her life?   Co-presented by The Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Tickets and more information about both films available here.

The Wonders
Co-Presented with The National Center for Jewish Film’s
17th Annual Film Festival, JEWISHFILM.2014

Tuesday, May 6, 7: 00 pm, West Newton Cinema

The Wonders photo smallChinatown meets Alice In Wonderland in this fantastical noir farce about a graffiti artist, private investigator, and femme fatale who join forces to rescue an enigmatic rabbi caught in a conspiracy in Jerusalem’s criminal-religious underworld.


Tickets and full festival schedule available at, or 781-736-8600.

 26th BJFF Entries Are Now Open!


2013 Audience Award Winner, Ilan Duran Cohen, dir. The Jewish Cardinal

Now in its 26th year, the Boston Jewish Film Festival enjoys a reputation for excellence, has a large and loyal following, and receives extensive press coverage. More than 10,000 people attended the 25th annual Festival, which featured 46 films from 13 countries — including 2 world premieres, 2 North American premieres, 1 U.S. premiere, 10 East Coast premieres, and 17 New England premieres — and many visiting guest artists, local panelists, speakers, and performers.

For a look at last year’s Festival, feel free to use this link.


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We are seeking a dynamic, creative marketing communications professional to develop and manage our print and online communications. The Marketing Communications Manager will create and manage all of the organization’s print and electronic communications and publicity.  For more information, click here.