Sponsorship is Tax-Deductible
As a JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival Sponsor, your business will benefit from exposure to thousands of highly engaged and thoughtful community members throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Through Paid, Earned, and Owned media, your business will be associated with important and highly anticipated online and in-person series & festivals, that break down barriers, stir emotion, and encourage conversation and connection.
Film Festival Website Metrics
From July 1, 2020 – June 14, 2021, jccfilmfest.org garnered more than 100,000 pageviews from over 37,000 sessions. Visitors averaged 2.67 pages per session.
“The value proposition of sponsoring this film festival goes well beyond awareness building; it also creates a halo effect for brands and businesses through an association with quality content that highlights important community issues such as inclusion, equality and kindness.”
CEO/President – Jelmar, makers of CLR and Tarn-X (multi-year sponsor)
Film Festival Events
As the largest Jewish Community Center in North America, non-denominational and welcoming to all, the philosophy of inclusion serves as a compass for JCC Chicago. Since 2014, our festival has featured dozens of films that address issues of race, religion, orientation, disabilities, differences and mental health.
Last year’s selections included:
- “John Lewis, Good Trouble” explores this pioneering civil rights activist’s life and career.
- “Code of the Freaks” shows how Hollywood has impacted the ways in which those who are different or disabled are perceived by others as well as by themselves.
- “The Crossing,” follows innocent Norwegian children who help get Jewish refugees to freedom.
- In “The Homestretch” we are given insight into the lives of three homeless teens on the streets of Chicago.
- The challenges facing those who identify as LGBTQ are explored in the Sundance award-winning film, “The Miseducation of Cameron Post.”
- “Hate Among Us” provides perspectives on Anti-Semitism throughout history to the present day.
As a response to the pandemic, we have taken important steps toward making our festival more accessible through 50 virtual screenings, increasing participation within the community. We have a growing list of films that have streamed online that are closed captioned and ~75% of our films are subtitled.
We work with community partners to help promote films with specific messages and secure representation from their agency to either moderate a post-film Q&A with filmmaker or act as a subject matter expert. Past partners include Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, Anti-Defamation League, Keshet, Keshet LGBTQ, National Council of Jewish Women, and area synagogues.
Our upcoming festivals and series for ‘21/’22, including January’s Social Justice Series, will explore the topics of Anti-Semitism, Racism, Human Rights and the Holocaust, and issues impacting people who are different and/or disabled in order to ignite the important conversations that need to occur to bring about societal change.
Ways to Participate
2.9MM+ Paid Media Impressions Planned!