Welcome to the 25th edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival, the preeminent showcase for groundbreaking films exploring the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world, co-presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This year’s festival features a wonderful lineup of narratives, documentaries, and shorts, including world, U.S., and New York premieres, a retrospective of film highlights from the past 25 years, a poster exhibition, and other special programming in honor of our silver jubilee.

Don’t miss this year’s NYJFF Artist Focus with video artist Omer Fast on March 31 at the Jewish Museum. Fast will screen his 2012 short film Continuity, followed by a conversation with Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs at the Jewish Museum.

Selection Committee:
This year’s New York Jewish Film Festival was selected by Florence Almozini, Associate Director of Programming, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Rachel Chanoff, THE OFFICE performing arts + film; Jaron Gandelman, Curatorial Assistant for Media, Jewish Museum and Coordinator, New York Jewish Film Festival; Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, 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; and Aviva Weintraub, Associate Curator, Jewish Museum and Director, New York Jewish Film Festival.

Funders:
The New York Jewish Film Festival is made possible by the Martin and Doris Payson Fund for Film and Media. Generous support is provided by Mimi and Barry Alperin, The Liman Foundation, Sara and Axel Schupf, Monica and Andrew Weinberg, a gift in memory of Max Weintraub, and through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding is provided by the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.

The Film Society of Lincoln Center receives additional support for the New York Jewish Film Festival from the Jack & Pearl Resnick Foundation.

Acknowledgements:
Ed Arentz, Music Box Films; Donna Askari, Film Festival Intern; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Eye Film Institute Netherlands; Nicola Galliner, Berlin JFF; Marcela Goglio; Stuart Hands, Toronto JFF; Judy Ironside, UK Jewish Film; Marlene Josephs, Volunteer; Aviva Kempner; Lexi Leban, Jay Rosenblatt, San Francisco JFF; Linda Lipson, Volunteer; Sharon Rivo, Lisa Rivo, National Center for Jewish Film; Daniella Tourgeman-Glass, Jerusalem Cinematheque; Ilya Tovbis, Washington JFF; Isaac Zablocki, JCC in Manhattan. Special thanks to Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan L. Deckter, Voltage Pictures.