SDIJFF 2019 Season

Important Dates

Underwriter Preview, February 6, 2019

29th Annual San Diego International Jewish Film Festival, February 7-17, 2019

Confirmed Venues


Become an Underwriter

Become an Underwriter by August 10th to receive all your benefits! Click here to view Underwriter benefits for the 2018-2019 season.

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2018 San Diego Jewish Film Festival Audience Choice Award Winners

Audience Choice Award: Narrative Feature

1. A Bag of Marbles, Directed by Christian Duguay
2. The Invisibles, Directed by Claus Räfle
3. An Act of Defiance, Directed by Jean van de Velde

Audience Choice Award: Documentary Feature

1. Lives Well Lived, Directed by Sky Bergman
2. Drawing Against Oblivion, Directed by Bärbel Jacks
3. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me, Directed by Sam Pollard

 

 

2019 San Diego International Jewish Film Festival Kick-Off, Sam Spiegel: Conquering Hollywood

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Sam Spiegel fled the specter of Nazi Germany in 1933 to become the most enigmatic and controversial film producer in the history of Hollywood, the equal of Selznick, Goldwyn, Zanuck and Mayer. He was a pioneer of independent film making whose movies stacked up dozens of Academy Awards. He is the only person to win three Oscars as sole producer on a feature film, for On The Waterfront (1954), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). He also produced the iconic film The African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn (1951).

Directors: Robert de Young, Stephan Wellink / France / 2018 / 60 min / English / Documentary
General Admission Seating; Film Underwriters receive early entry & reception at 5:30pm
Price: $15.25; JCC Member: $13.25
To become an Underwriter and to RSVP contact Shannon at shannonm@lfjcc.org

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The Body Collector

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7pm
A riveting drama based on the real life story of Dutch journalist Hans Knoop and his 1970s struggle to uncover the truth about World War II war criminal and millionaire art collector Pieter Menten. Stellar performances and a taut script make this a powerful film about the pursuit of justice and one man’s persistence for the truth. 142 minutes

General Admission Seating
Price: $15.25; Member Price: $13.25

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Inside Netflix' Fauda: An Evening with Moshe Zonder

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

A rare opportunity to hear from Moshe Zonder, head writer and director of the first season of Fauda, the first Israeli television series to be released as a Netflix Original. Set in the West Bank, Fauda goes beyond the usual ingredients of the thriller series—intelligence gathering, interludes of violent action. The setting is the flashpoint of a fifty-year-long conflict, and Zonder believes that they have made not only a deft work of entertainment but also a drama that gets at the political dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian situation. After screening the series’ first episode, Zonder will discuss the process of writing and producing the acclaimed series.

"The grittiest, tightest, most lived-in thrillers come from Israel, and Fauda... is the current standard-bearer." -The New York Times

General Admission Seating
Price: $15.25 Member Price: $13.25

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50th Anniversary of Funny Girl

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 5pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

It’s December 25, and that means Chinese food and a movie: the Chinese food will be Kosher and the movie will be William Wyler’s Funny Girl, which is now 50 years young. The story (in case you didn’t know) centers on the life of Fanny Brice—inimitably portrayed by Barbra Streisand—a famed entertainer of the early 1900s. For the full menu visit sdcjc.org. Registration required by December 18.


General Admission Seating; Price Includes Food
Price: $38; Member Price: $35: 4-pack: $100
For groups of ten or more: Group Rates

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Inside Israeli TV-An Eveing with Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz

Thursday, March 26, 2019 at 7pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

Ronit Weiss-Berkowitz, MGSDII visiting professor at SDSU, is one of the most powerful women in Israeli cinema. She has been a writer on several television series, directed documentaries and also served as a script editor on two series. She is well known in Israel for the drama “A Touch Away” and the documentary, “A Place Under the Sun." She was Editor-in-Chief at Keter Publishing House, one of the largest publishers in Israel, and has edited books by celebrated writers, including Amoz Oz, Shemi Zarhin, and Nava Semel.

General Admission Seating
Price: $18; Member Price: $15

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