Become a Film Festival Underwriter

Underwriters are the backbone of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival. They love and support great films while enjoying many social and cinematic perks along the way. If you've already pledged your support for this year's festival, we are truly grateful and look forward to seeing you at the annual kick-off celebration of food, film and festivities.


You can make your donation to San Diego International Jewish Film Festival by mail or by phone. To make your gift by phone, call Shannon Merrill at 858.362.1347 or email shannonm@lfjcc.org

To make your gift by mail, please make check payable to Lawrence Family JCC and mail to:
San Diego International Jewish Film Festival
Lawrence Family JCC, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
4126 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037-1348


Underwriting Opportunities 2019-2020

Presenting Sponsor: $27,500 

  • Exclusive sponsor of a venue (i.e. Garfield Theatre sponsored by [your name here])
  • Exclusive sponsor of a Festival event (i.e. Kickoff, Preview, Opening or Closing Night, or other program based on availability)
  • Special recognition on banners and in all printed materials including full page ad in Festival brochure
  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • 2 Joyce Forum Shorts Festival Passes (Sept 21-22, 2019)
  • Invitation for 4 plus 4 guest tickets to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)
  • Admission for 4 to each midseason screening
  • 10 Single Ticket Film Festival guest vouchers
  • Invitation for 4 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • 10 guest tickets to Underwriter Preview Night
  • 2 dedicated Presenting Sponsor slides projected at each Festival screening

Fair market value $2,730


Leading Player: $11,000

  • Exclusive sponsor of a Festival event (i.e. Kickoff, Preview, Opening or Closing Night, or other program based on availability)
  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • 2 Joyce Forum Short Film Festival Passes (Sept 21-22, 2019)
  • Invitation for 4 plus 2 guest tickets to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)
  • Admission for 4 to each midseason screening
  • 4 Single Ticket Film Festival guest vouchers
  • Invitation for 4 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • 4 guest tickets to Underwriter Preview Night
  • 2 dedicated slides projected at each Festival screening

Fair market value $1,220


Supernova: $5,500

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • 2 Joyce Forum Short Film Festival Passes (Sept 21-22, 2019)
  • Invitation for 4 plus 2 guest tickets to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)
  • Admission for 2 to each midseason screening
  • 4 Single Ticket Film Festival guest vouchers
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • 2 guest tickets to Underwriter Preview Night
  • Exclusive sponsor of a Film Festival film with printed recognition
  • One dedicated slide projected at each Festival screening

Fair market value $1,080


Superstar: $3,300

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • 2 Joyce Forum Short Film Festival Passes (Sept 21-22, 2019)
  • Invitation for 2 plus 2 guest tickets to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)
  • Admission for 2 to each midseason screening
  • 4 single ticket Film Festival guest vouchers
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • 2 guest tickets to Underwriter Preview Night
  • Co-sponsor of a Film Festival film with printed recognition
  • One dedicated slide projected at each Festival screening

Fair market value $1,040


Star: $2,200

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • 2 Joyce Forum Short Film Festival Passes (Sept 21-22, 2019)
  • Invitation for 2 plus 2 guest tickets to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)
  • Admission for 2 to each midseason screening
  • 4 single ticket Film Festival guest vouchers
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers
  • 2 guest tickets to Underwriter Preview Night

Fair market value $1,040


Producer: $1,450

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • 2 Joyce Forum Short Film Festival Passes (Sept 21-22, 2019)
  • Invitation for 2 to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)
  • Admission for 2 to each midseason screening
  • 4 Single Ticket Film Festival guest vouchers
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers

Fair market value $970


Director: $950

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Invitation for 2 to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)
  • Admission for 2 to each midseason screening
  • 2 single ticket Film Festival guest vouchers
  • Invitation for 2 to Sunday Brunch with the Filmmakers

Fair market value $790


Cast: $715

  • 2 Film Festival Underwriter Passes
  • Invitation for 2 to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)

Fair market value $665


Fan: $425

  • 1 Film Festival Underwriter Pass
  • Invitation for 1 to Kickoff Party and Screening (Aug 18, 2019)

Fair market value $340


The San Diego International Jewish Film Festival is a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.