Thursday, June 20 | The Crystal Ballroom & Lounge
Tovah Feldshuh recreates her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, as this final masterpiece by the author of “The Miracle Worker,” William Gibson. The film—a rare, multi-camera shoot from the play’s original run—was recently unearthed and assembled into a new but absolutely riveting motion picture.
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Best of the Fest

Golda’s Balcony

June 20 | Evanston

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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Films in the South Suburbs

Above the Drowning Sea

June 20 | Shir Tikvah, Homewood

See films from the 2019 JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival in partnership with JUF of Metropolitan Chicago.

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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

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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.