Though the Jewish Federation of Edmonton made the difficult decision to cancel the live Edmonton Jewish Film Festival, all is not lost. Film is a very adaptable format and we will soon announce the launch of The Virtual Edmonton Jewish Film Festival. Several of the great films in our lineup will be made available to our audiences on their computers and Smart TVs, right in the comfort of their own homes. We plan to have this up and running sometime in May. Dates, schedules and prices will be announced as soon as they are available.
The Edmonton Jewish Film Festival (EJFF) is a celebration of Jewish culture, identity, religion and history, through film. Organized by the Jewish Federation of Edmonton, the EJFF is one of the largest and most visible Jewish cultural events in our city.
The EJFF presents a variety of Jewish-themed dramas, comedies, mysteries and documentaries from all over the world. All are high-quality films, playing in Edmonton for the first time. Guest speakers and special events enhance the film screenings, engaging audiences and giving everyone the opportunity to learn, to question and to gain perspective on Jewish experiences.
Founded in 1996, the EJFF is the result of the hard work and talent of the volunteer Edmonton Jewish Film Festival Committee, made up of film enthusiasts and experts from throughout the community. The Committee spends each winter screening dozens of films before selecting the final film line-up for the annual Festival, which takes place each May at Landmark City Centre Cinemas.
The Jewish Federation of Edmonton is very grateful to the many generous individuals, organizations and companies who make the EJFF possible through their sponsorships and donations. Proceeds from the EJFF are the primary source of funding for Partnership 2Gether (P2G), The Jewish Federation of Edmonton’s bridge-building partnership with the communities of the Galilee panhandle in Northern Israel. For more information about P2G, click here
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For information, to volunteer or to sponsor, please contact Susan Schiffman