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Upcoming Films

The JCC Chicago Jewish Festival presents films all year long at different venues around the Chicagoland area.

The 2019 JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival will be March 1-17 at theaters across the city and suburbs.

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Submit Your Film

Feature Film

At the CJFF, our goal is to inspire movie-goers to expand their understanding of Jewish culture and to bring a wide-variety of entertaining films, with a Jewish lens, to our community. We promote films that have a Jew-ish connection to life, culture, history both on-screen and behind-the-scenes. To qualify as a CJFF submission, films must meet the basic category requirements and resonate with our Jewish community.

Short Film

To qualify as a CJFF submission, Short Films must meet the basic category requirements and themes of the Feature Film category. While Feature Films must be between 40 and 150 minutes, Short Film Submissions must be under 40 minutes including all intros and credits.

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) that thematically aligns with the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival. 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: To be announced


Submissions are accepted through Film Freeway:

Deadline: January 30, 2019 at 11:59pm

Contact Us

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