Become a Film Festival Underwriter

Underwriters receive advance notice and prior knowledge of all film screenings during the year and exclusive privileges during the film festival. Listed below are the various levels of Underwriting for your consideration. Ticket sales cover only 25% of the cost of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. We rely on the generous support of people like you for the majority of our funding. Because you enjoy our programs, we hope that you will become an Underwriter and support us beyond ticket sales.

You can make your donation to the San Diego Jewish Film Festival by mail or by phone.
To make your gift by phone, call Nicole Bravo at 858-362-1330 or email nikkib@lfjcc.org.

To make your gift by mail, please make check payable to CJC and mail to:

San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Lawrence Family JCC, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-1348

For more information on supporting the San Diego Jewish Film Festival, please contact Director of Development, Paige Pick: 858.362.1355 or paigep@lfjcc.org


Underwriter Opportunities

Film Festival Underwirter Pass Benefits for all Levels Include

• Making a difference through your generous support as an Underwriter
• Invitation to exclusive Underwriter Kickoff Party screening and dinner (August 21, 2016)
• Invitation to Underwriter Preview Night screening and reception (February 8, 2017)
• Priority access to theatres for all Film Festival screenings (February 9-19, 2017)
• Name listed in Film Festival brochure
• Name recognition on Underwriter lobby posters at the Film Festival
• Admittance to Underwriter Hospitality Lounge at the Film Festival's main venue
• Priority notice of mid-season film screenings and programs, July 2016-June 2017

LEADING PLAYER: $10,000

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • 2 CJC season access passes to Book Fair, CJC Presents, Gotthelf Art Gallery, J*Company Youth Theatre
  • Exclusive sponsor of a Festival event (Kickoff, Preview, Opening Night, Closing Night, Jury Awards, film collection, or other special program)
  • Two dedicated Leading Player slides projected at each Festival screening
  • 4 companion tickets to Kickoff Party
  • 4 companion tickets to Preview Night
  • 4 single ticket vouchers to Film Festival films
  • Invitation for 4 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • Admission for 4 to each mid-season screening

SUPERNOVA: $5,000

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Exclusive sponsor of a Film Festival film
  • One dedicated Supernova slide projected at each Festival screening
  • 4 companion tickets to Kickoff Party
  • 2 companion tickets to Preview Night
  • 4 single ticket vouchers to Film Festival films
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • Admission for 2 to each mid-season screening

SUPERSTAR: $3,000

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Co-sponsor of a Film Festival film
  • One dedicated Superstar slide projected at each Festival screening
  • 2 companion tickets to Kickoff Party
  • 2 companion tickets to Preview Night
  • 4 single ticket vouchers to Film Festival films
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • Admission for 2 to each mid-season screening

STAR: $2,000

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Recognition on Star slide at each Festival screening
  • 2 companion tickets to Kickoff Party
  • 2 companion tickets to Preview Night
  • 4 single ticket vouchers to Film Festival films
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • Admission for 2 to each mid-season screening

PRODUCER: $1,300

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Recognition on Producer slide at each Festival screening
  • 4 single ticket vouchers to Film Festival films
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • Admission for 2 to each mid-season screening

DIRECTOR: $800

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Recognition on Director slide at each Festival screening
  • 2 single ticket vouchers to Film Festival films
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • Admission for 2 to each mid-season screening

CAST: $550

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Recognition on Cast slide at each Festival screening
  • Admission for 2 to each mid-season screening

FAN: $360

Underwriter benefits for all categories plus:

  • 1 Film Festival Underwriter Pass
  • Recognition on Fan slide at each Festival screening
  • Admission for 1 to each mid-season screening

Please Note: For contributions above $10,000, tailored individual and corporate underwriting opportunities are available upon request.

For Underwriter levels split between different households, only one of those households will receive a donation acknowledgement letter and Underwriter name recognition.

Mid-Season screenings include at least three events: Spring Screening, Summer Underwriter Kickoff Party, and Fall Screening.


The San Diego Jewish Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.