Thursday, May 30 | Homewood Science Center
Heading Home follows a team of current and former Jewish Major League Baseball players on their first trip to Israel and their journey to capture Israel’s first baseball championship.
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Special Showings

Best of the Fest

Leaps of Faiths – June 6

Attend an encore presentation of some of the most well attended films of the 2019 JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival in partnership with The Crystal Ballroom at The Merion in Evanston.

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Submit Your Film

Feature & Short films

Submissions opening soon.


Student Filmmaker Competition

We’re looking for student filmmakers of all experience levels to share previously created or new narrative or documentary short films (an original motion picture that has a running time between 3 and 10 minutes, including all credits. Filmmakers must reside in the Chicagoland area/suburbs (this includes parts of Wisconsin and Indiana) or be participants in a JCC Chicago program (including Camp Chi, Springboard, etc.)

Prizes: Two $500 prizes awarded to first place entries in both High School and College/Post Graduate categories. Additionally, both films will be screened in theater at the 7th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Fest in 2020.

Submissions are accepted through Film Freeway:

Deadline: January 10, 2020 at 11:59pm

Contact Us

For more information about the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival, call 844.452.2244 or complete the form below.

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The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival is supported by the REAM Foundation, The Jacob J. Fink Charitable Foundation and a consortium of other sponsors and supporters.