About the Festival
The 5th Annual JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival had its biggest year yet, with more than 31 films having been shown at six preeminent venues. For 2018, the JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival was proud to partner with ArcLight and Cinemark Theaters to show film in theaters across the city and suburbs, as well as special screenings at the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC).
The JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival features a compelling and diverse selection of films, including narratives, comedies, documentaries and shorts, that will stir emotion and inspire conversation. The festival includes masterfully told films that give a powerful voice to issues of social justice and the human experience with raw, emotional, occasionally uncomfortable, real life stories told to inform, educate and connect the community. These films, along with the selection of heart-warming shorts and feature length comedies and dramas, come together to create a film festival infused with stories of love, loss, learning and survival.