The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center are delighted to continue their partnership to bring you the 31st annual New York Jewish Film Festival, presenting films from around the world that explore the Jewish experience. This year’s Festival presents an engaging lineup of narratives, documentaries, and shorts in a hybrid format, with some screenings occurring in person at the Walter Reade Theater, and some presented virtually. Highlights include Mano Khalil’s drama Neighbours, which tells the story of a young Kurdish boy in a Syrian border village and his friendship with a Jewish family; Rose, by Aurélie Saada, focusing on a 78-year-old Parisian woman, played by iconic French actress Françoise Fabian, who rebels against ageist and sexist stereotypes to reinvent herself; and a tribute program, curated with filmmaker Lisa Collins, to film historian Pearl Bowser, who worked at the Jewish Museum in 1970 on a landmark film series called “The Black Film.”

For those interested in additional information about NYJFF titles, please refer to our Print Source guide.

Organized by Rachel Chanoff, Lisa Collins, Indigo Sparks, and Aviva Weintraub, with Dennis Lim and Dan Sullivan as advisors, and with assistance from Ana Maroto. Watch a preview from the programming team below.

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 Wendy Fisher and the Kirsh Foundation, Sara and Axel Schupf, Mimi and Barry Alperin, Louise and Frank Ring, the Ike, Molly and Steven Elias Foundation, The Carl Marks Foundation, Inc., Amy Rubenstein, and Steven and Sheira Schacter.

Additional support is provided by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Film at Lincoln Center receives additional support for the New York Jewish Film Festival from The Jack & Pearl Resnick Foundation.