The need for your support has never been greater. Your gift provides continuity to the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival (SDIJFF) and allows us to present the largest, world-class Jewish cultural event in San Diego, now in its 34th year.

This is your opportunity to create conversation and community. Please join us in sharing the joy that independent film delivers both individually and collectively. This year’s festival will celebrate film, connection, and Jewish culture; your gift ensures that the spirit of the film festival remains the same. 

6th Annual Joyce Forum Jewish Short Film Festival Jury Awards

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre | October 12-14, 2023


Grand Jury Prize
Start New Game
Director: Shai Ezra

Best Documentary

Voices in the Void
Director: Juan Pablo De Gamboa

Best Narrative
The Caretaker Director: Roland Puknat

Best Animation
Director: Hani Dombe, Tom Kouris

Best Director
In the Garden of Tulips
Director Julia Elihu


2024 San Diego International Jewish Film Festival Midseason Film Screening

Matchmaking | Romantic Comedy
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre | Thursday, November 30, 2023
7:00 PM

Moti Bernstein is the son every mother wants, the student every Rabbi loves to teach, the ideal Yeshiva Bucher, the perfect match for every bride. He has it all: a good family, a brilliant mind, and he's not bad looking either. In search of a wife, he meets the best girls in the Jewish Orthodox world but falls for the one girl he can never have. Against everything he knows and every value he holds dear, Moti will be forced to go out on a limb in the most unexpected and unusual way. Who will win—the system or the inner voice?

34th Annual SDIJFF Trailer Previews

David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre | Sunday, January 7, 2024
11:00 AM

You are invited to be our guest at the SDIJFF Trailer Previews on Sunday, January 7. It’s your chance to gather with friends, join community partners, and make plans for the 34th annual SDIJFF. Come to the LFJCC/David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre to view film trailers from the films selected in the festival – and stick around for a nosh.

SAVE THE DATE: 2024 San Diego International Jewish Film Festival

January 31-February 11, 2024

In memory of JOY F. KNAPP, beloved aunt of Shane & Daniel Sollender and Griffin & Jonah Schulman