SDIJFF 2019 Season

Important Dates

Underwriter Preview, February 6, 2019

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

Confirmed Venues


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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

 

 

The Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival

Saturday, October 6 & Sunday October 7, 2018
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre
Lawrence Family JCC

The first standalone Jewish Film Festival dedicated to the art of short film. The Joyce Forum offers more than 40 imagination-stretching short films from across the globe and from almost every cinematic genre: documentary, drama, comedy, sci-fi, horror, animation, and more. Join us for a two-day event featuring numerous special guests.
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Brews & Views

Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7pm
White Labs
9495 Candida Street, San Diego, CA

Back by popular demand, Brews and Views combines two of your favorite things – local craft beer and innovating short films. Join the SDJFF for an evening of short films, craft beers, and a good time with new and old friends. First 30 people to arrive will receive a FREE drink ticket.
General Admission
Price: $15.25; JCC Member: $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: $18 Member Price: $15 No refunds. No exchanges. All sales are final.
Students and Faculty FREE with I.D.
Please call Guest Services to reserve tickets in advance at (858)362-1348

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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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