Jewish Film Festival

14th annual international

Jewish Film Festival

is accepting entries for the 2017 Festival

MARCH 5 – APRIL 5, 2017

Submission deadline
November 1, 2016

Rockland’s largest film festival and cultural arts event attracts 5,000 attendees of all faiths and ages.

The JCC hosts screenings in multiple venues throughout the county. Our festival is a destination for film fans from all over the Lower Hudson Valley.

Contemporary (2014 and later) features, comedies, biographies, documentaries, romance, historical sagas, shorts, animated, Holocaust- related themes, student and experimental works which explore and celebrate Jewish culture, heritage, ritual, issues and peoplehood.

Films in English are requested open captioned for the deaf and hearing impaired.


  1. Films must be Rockland County, Northern Bergen County & Orange County and/or theatrical/broadcast/dvd sales premieres.
  2. Exclusivity must be granted in The Lower Hudson Valley including Rockland, Northern Bergen & Orange Counties. Must not have been shown or scheduled to be screened prior to April 5, 2017 in commercial, museum, library, university, non-profit venues or theaters.
  3. Submit screener link or DVD in preferred NTSC Region Free or Region 1
  4. Foreign language films must be English titled/dubbed.
  5. Include brief synopsis, honors, awards, film website, distributor, press contact information as well as screening fee.
  6. Ship DVD in bubble wrap mailer or box, no fiber filled envelopes. Dvd’s will be returned only with pre-paid, self-addressed envelope.

There is no submission fee

Notification of selections will be sent on a rolling basis, no later than 12/1/16.

Submissions can be sent to the following:
JCC Rockland
Attn Film Festival
450 West Nyack Rd
West Nyack, NY 10994