The year 2017 marks the 26th edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival. We are delighted by continuing our partnership between the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to bring you the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diversity of Jewish experience.

Please note: the New York Jewish Film Festival does not accept unsolicited submissions.

Selection Committee

This year’s New York Jewish Film Festival was selected by Rachel Chanoff, Director, THE OFFICE performing arts + film; Jaron Gandelman, Curatorial Assistant for Media, Jewish Museum and Coordinator, New York Jewish Film Festival; Jens Hoffmann, Director of Special Exhibitions and Public Programs, Jewish Museum and Curator for Special Programs, New York Jewish Film Festival; Dennis Lim, Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator, Jewish Museum and Director, New York Jewish Film Festival; and Tyler Wilson, Programming Coordinator, Film Society of Lincoln Center.


The New York Jewish Film Festival is made possible by the Martin and Doris Payson Fund for Film and Media.

Generous support is also provided by Mimi and Barry Alperin, Wendy Fisher and Dennis Goodman, The Liman Foundation, The Jack and Pearl Resnick Foundation, Sara and Axel Schupf, an anonymous gift, and through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with City Council.

Additional generous support is provided by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the German Consulate General New York, and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center receives support from the below sponsors:

The Jewish Museum is under the auspices of The Jewish Theological Seminary.


Nicola Galliner, Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg; Judy Ironside, UK Jewish Film; Marlene Josephs, Volunteer; Aviva Kempner; Frances Kilgour, BBC; Philippa Kowarsky, Cinephil; Julija Lazutkaite, Visiting Assistant; Linda Lipson, Volunteer; Joanna Ney; Miriam Niedergang, Film Festival Intern; Richard Peña; Sharon Rivo, Lisa Rivo, National Center for Jewish Film; Oren Rudavsky; Sam Sarowitz, Posteritati; Hiltrud Schulz, DEFA Film Library; Isaac Zablocki, JCC in Manhattan.

For Valeska Gert programming, special thanks to Gian Luca Farinelli, Il Cinema Ritrovato/Cineteca Bologna; J. Hoberman; Volker Schlöndorff; and the following archives: British Film Institute; Deutsches Filminstitut; and the National Film Archive, Czech Republic.