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  • JFI WinterFest 2016 | Festival Trailer

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    Star power, literature, relationships, modern folktales, music, and surrealism all come together at the third annual WinterFest on Saturday, February 27 at Alamo Drafthouse SF, presented by the Jewish Film Institute. This daylong mini-Festival features the Bay Area premieres of A Tale of Love and Darkness, Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, Demon, a Polish horror film set at a countryside wedding, The Rifleman’s Violin, documentary about the 1945 Potsdam Conference accompanied by a live concert performance, and much more, all presented alongside Drafthouse’s signature food and drink. Tickets are on sale now at www.jewishfilminstitute.org. Show less
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    The 3rd annual WinterFest, presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is a daylong celebration of the best in new and independent Jewish filmmaking, featuring five films, performances, and special events. The 2016 WinterFest will take place on Saturday, February 27 at San Francisco's Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. For tickets and information, visit www.jewishfilminstitute.org/winterfest
    • JFI WinterFest 2016 | Festival Trailer - Duration: 32 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      • 66 views
      Star power, literature, relationships, modern folktales, music, and surrealism all come together at the third annual WinterFest on Saturday, February 27 at Alamo Drafthouse SF, presented by the Jew...
    • ORIENTED (JFI WinterFest '16 | Dir. Jake Witzenfeld) - Duration: 2 minutes, 14 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 124 views
      Oriented follows the lives of three Palestinian friends exploring their national and sexual identity in Tel-Aviv during the Israel-Gaza conflict of 2014. Khader is a Tel Aviv "darling" from a promi...
    • TIKKUN (JFI WinterFest '16 | Dir. Avishai Sivan) - Duration: 110 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 107 views
      Haim-Aaron is a bright, Ultra-Orthodox religious scholar living in Jerusalem. His talents and devotion are envied by all. One evening, following a self-imposed fast, Haim-Aaron collapses and loses ...
    • POTSDAM REVISITED: THE RIFLEMAN'S VIOLIN (JFI WinterFest '16 | Dir. Sam Ball) - Duration: 113 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 143 views
      1945. Potsdam, Germany. Before negotiating the postwar fate of the world, Truman, Churchill and Stalin paused to listen to an American rifleman named Stuart Canin play his violin. The Rifleman’s V...
    • A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS (JFI WinterFest '16 | Dir. Natalie Portman) - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 279 views
      Natalie Portman’s directorial debut is based on Amos Oz’s memories of growing up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with his parents: his academic father, Arieh, and his dreamy, ima...
    • DEMON (JFI WinterFest '16 | Dir. Marcin Wrona) - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 128 views
      Peter has just arrived from England to marry his beautiful fiancée, Zaneta, at her family's country house in rural Poland. While inspecting the grounds, Peter finds skeletal human remains buried on...
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  • Jewish Film Institute Presents: Online Short of the Month Play all

    The Jewish Film Institute features a new short film every month as part of its SFJFF Presents series. These curated shorts are available to view FOR FREE and in entirety.

    To discover more great films and details about ongoing JFI films and programs, visit www.jewishfilminstitute.org
    • JFI Presents: God is Kidding - Duration: 7 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 195 views
      This animated short illustrates an eternal philosophical question rooted in our sub-conscious and talks about God and faith through the imagination of children. Based on interviews with children fr...
    • JFI Presents: The Making of a Mensch - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 993 views
      Happy New Year from JFI! We're diving into 2016 with The Making of a Mensch, an online short perfect for your New Year's resolutions. In her newest project, filmmaker and influencer Tiffany Shlain ...
    • JFI presents: Jerome's Bouquet - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 986 views
      "A charming story about a retired Jewish florist (and widow) who can’t stop arranging... "

      “I’m off to work…hi ho!” says 82-year-old Elena Klein. “Ok, Ma…” her daughter replies, shaking her head. ...
    • JFI Presents: Felice Nel Box (Happy in a Box) - Duration: 23 minutes.

      • 3 months ago
      • 975 views
      In this charming and whimsical short comedy, Stefano, a Jewish photographer in Milan, while on an assignment nearby, instinctively takes a tombstone from a derelict Jewish cemertey, which he then k...
    • JFI Presents: Wandering Rabbi - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 4 months ago
      • 871 views
      JFI presents the SFJFF35 Official Selection, WANDERING RABBI, as it's Online Short of the Month for October.

      About the film: A young, traveling rabbi makes his way through the American South, str...
    • JFI Presents: Reverence - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 5 months ago
      • 782 views
      JFI presents the SFJFF35 Official Selected short, Reverence, as it's Online Short of the Month for September 2015.

      Read a Q&A with the director: http://jewishfilminstitute.org/2015/08/31/september...
    • JFI Presents: RABBI OF RAP - Duration: 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 6 months ago
      • 627 views
      To read a Q&A with the creator, the Rabbi of Rap, head to http://jewishfilminstitute.org/blog/
    • SFJFF Presents Dude Where's My Chutzpah Episode 1 - Duration: 8 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 867 views
      Join the SFJFF Next Wave Series on Friday, June 19 at New People Cinema, when we host Jessie Kahnweiler for an evenng of comedy and film. Kahnweiler will be screening clips of her web videos, perfo...
    • SFJFF Presents: The King of Jewish Baseball - Duration: 3 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 9 months ago
      • 660 views
      A baseball superhero, with nothing more than a bat, a baseball, a crown, some bagels, and a mensch-like attitude, roams the streets of New York, dolling out life advice and happiness to neighborhoo...
    • SFJFF Presents: Little Horribles: Minibar - Duration: 6 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 774 views
      Dir. Amy York Rubin, USA, English, 7 min.

      For a Q&A with the creator, head to the www.sfjewishfilm.tumblr.com

      If George Costanza and Murphy Brown had a baby, it would be named Amy York Rubin, th...
    • SFJFF Presents TZNIUT - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 11 months ago
      • 1,445 views
      Dir. David Formentin, USA, Yiddish w/ English subtitles, 11 min.

      This month we feature director David Formentin's gritty narrative short TZNIUT in our Selected Online Short Series. The film scree...
    • SFJFF Presents: Gloomy Sabbath - Duration: 17 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 772 views
      Dir. Amit Epstein, Germany, 15 min, German w/ English subtitles

      Christian just renovated his new home when he learns that his grandmother with dementia, Greta, is dying. Alarmed, he travels to vis...
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