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The Sacramento Jewish Film Festival is thrilled to be celebrating its 20th year in 2019. Once again, we will bring the community together for exciting films, music, food, and discussions and be back at the Crest Theater for three days: Thursday, March 7; Saturday, March 9; and Sunday, March 10, 2019.

The Sacramento Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is proudly sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region and the Sacramento Jewish Relations Council. Our goal is to present films that have Jewish themes and values, and that celebrate the diversity of our Jewish experiences. Our films are intended to educate and entertain both the Jewish community and the greater Sacramento community.

The SJFF Committee intends to present a mixture of films. Some will be serious, others funny. Some will be documentaries, others are dramas. Some will be Israeli, others will be from the USA. Film screenings and our program are still in development. No final decisions have been made about our films, nor on which days/times they will be presented. Some films will be in English and some will be in foreign languages, with English subtitles. The Festival will present 8 or 9 feature films and 3 or 4 short films.

Plans are underway for a pre-program reception on Saturday night, followed by Havdalah, and then the film. On Sunday morning, March 10, we will start off with a 10:00am film geared to our young people. Admission will be free for all students. Our Sunday programming will include a presentation and discussion led by a filmmaker, live music, and a dessert reception.

We hope to have our complete line up of films and events before the end of the year. In the meantime, we encourage you to support our Festival by becoming a sponsor or buying an ad in our Festival program. In general, Film Festivals raise about half of their revenue from sponsorships and ads and half from ticket sales. We need your support! Please click here to learn about how you can become an SJFF sponsor.

The Festival is organized by the Jewish Federation, a 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible, pursuant to federal and state law and regulations. The deadline for becoming a sponsor is February 9, 2019. Please click here to learn how you can buy an ad in our Festival program. The deadline for purchasing an ad is February 9, 2019. If you need assistance with the design or layout of your ad, the deadline is February 1, 2019.

For the first time, SJFF is expanding our annual programming to include special screenings throughout the year. Please add these events to your calendars:
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:30 PM Big Sonia
The Center at 2300, 2300 Sierra Blvd., Sacramento
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 5:30 PM Who Will Write Our History
Congregation B'nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento