F.A.Q.

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Attending Vancouver Jewish Film Centre Programs

Do you screen any films outside of the Annual Film Festival?

Yes! We are a year-round organization and present films most months of the year. Please see our Upcoming Screenings section to find out what we have coming up next. Better yet, join our email list and receive regular programming updates in your inbox!

How can I get more involved?

There are many ways to get involved and support The Vancouver Jewish Film Centre and Festival (a non-profit, charitable arts organization).

How can I get tickets?

  • Individual tickets for films in the main Festival can be purchased online, via telephone, or at individual venue box offices. See our Ticket Information page for details.
  • The method for purchasing tickets to our year-round programs varies from show to show. See the individual Upcoming Screenings listing for information

When is the Annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival?

Our annual festival takes place in November. In 2017, it will run November 2-9 at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas on Burrard Street at 5th Avenue and November 10-12 at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre at the J on 41st Ave.

Where do your screenings take place?

We screen films at several movie theatres throughout the Greater Vancouver area. Our venue this year for the annual Film Festival is at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas on Burrard Street at 5th Avenue and at the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre at the J on 41st Ave.

Film Inquiries

Do you rent out your films?

No. We make arrangements to screen films for the public at theatre venues throughout Greater Vancouver. We do not have films available for individual use.

How can I find other Jewish film festivals?

The National Foundation for Jewish Culture maintains a listing of Jewish Film Festivals around the world on their website.

How can I rent a film to show at my synagogue, festival, school, etc.?

The Vancouver Jewish Film Centre is always open to co-sponsoring film events in our community. As THE film resource for Jewish film in Vancouver we have a long history of providing technical and research assistance and we welcome your inquiries.

How do I find out if a film is available for home rental or purchase?

99% of the films are not available locally, but a quick search of the title on the internet will usually offer some answers.

I am starting a new Jewish (or other) Film Festival in my area. Any advice?

The British Film Institute has produced a wonderful guide to planning a new film festival.

I’m trying to find a film you screened in the past, can you help?

Yes! Our website contains listings of past films that have screened in the Festival. Check the menu under Film Festival –> Festival Archives. Currently being revamped, it will soon have the complete listing of all films from the last 10 years.

For Filmmakers

How can I submit my film for consideration in your Festival?

Full details on the film submission process can be found on our Film Submissions page. Please read and follow all guidelines carefully. Submissions are not accepted without the Film Submission form.

What genre of films do you accept?

Films may be of any genre and any length, but must meet the following thematic criteria: films must highlight the Jewish experience; explore Jewish culture/heritage/history; or be of particular interest to the Jewish community.

When does the festival accept submissions?

All year round. Check the Film Submissions page for our form and deadlines.

More Info

How do I submit feedback?

We welcome any comments. They can be directed to film@vjff.org.