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Dough is a warmhearted, humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

Once in a Lifetime (Les Héritiers)

The true story of a dedicated high school teacher motivating her students by enlisting them in a National contest.

Félix and Meira

A story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different lives mere blocks away from one another. ~ co-presentation with Chutzpah!PLUS


A spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion, and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in this stunning new film. ~ co-presentation with Chutzpah!PLUS

The Singing Abortionist

Dr. Henry Morgentaler is often referred to as the most loved and hated man in Canada. But so little is known about the contradictions behind the activist. ~ co-presentation with Chutzpah!PLUS


The Jerusalem Foundation of Canada Presents The Sir Jack Lyons Charitable Trust Film Prize with the Vancouver Jewish Film Centre and Chutzpah!PLUS Special Screening Retrospective and 2016 winning films. Followed by Q&A with the Jerusalem filmmakers.

Fanny's Journey

Inspired by an autobiographical book by Fanny Ben-Ami. Rated PG

Bogdan's Journey

Filmed in Poland, Israel and the United States for almost a decade. Its two directors, a Polish Catholic and a Jewish American, combine to tell a unique story about one man and how he redeems 70 years of bitter, contested memories; by telling the truth with love. Rated PG

On the Map

Incredible true story about how the Tel Aviv team no one thought could win toppled the four-time defending European Champions and put Israel firmly on the map. Rated PG

Baba Joon

A family experiences turmoil when a 13-year-old son refuses to learn how to take over the family farm. Rated PG

Mr. Gaga

A feast for the senses, celebrating an artist whose exuberant dances capture the thrills and burdens of having a body. ~Will Di Novi. Rated PG

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

Relishing in the mosaic of Israel's demographics and interviewing chefs from various cultures and backgrounds.
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The Women's Balcony

The Women's Balcony is an excellent commentary on how a happy and healthy community can be upset by an unexpected series of events. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
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The Last Laugh

About humor and the Holocaust, examining whether it is ever acceptable to use humor in connection with a tragedy of that scale, and the implications for other seemingly off-limits topics in a society that prizes free speech.

The History of Love

Love stories echo across several time periods between Europe and the United States.

Mr. Gaga

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS The Return of the Most Popular Film of our 2016 Festival! Plus, a sneak peek at the upcoming new feature films! Screens @ the Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre.

And Then She Arrived

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
The next 50 year's of Dan's life are all planned out.

Save the Date!

The Annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival will be here before you know it! Watch this space for the latest information.

Saving Nur (Lehatzil Et Nur)

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
A journey across borders shows the transformative power of humanity and hope.

Ben-Gurion, Epilogue

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
A never before seen interview with Israel’s first Prime Minister. Essential viewing.
Guest in attendence.


Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
CLOSING GALA A modern retelling of the biblical triangle between Abraham, Sarah and Hagar.


Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
Deep undercurrents run beneath the surface of a quaint village that’s ultimately forced to face up to its past.

The Heir

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
A journey to recover paintings stolen from the filmmaker’s family during the war.
Guest in attendence.

Eva Hesse

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
THE PETER OBERLANDER MEMORIAL FILM. An extraordinary artist! Her ground-breaking work and the life that provided the fertile soil for her achievements.

Keep The Change

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
Rachel Israel’s award winning labour of love is a tour-de-force touching love story.

Past Life (Ha'khata'im)

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
Can the truth set you free and also save a family in the process? A pair of sisters endeavour to find out.

Freedom Runners (Ratsim Lahofesh)

Presented with Chutzpah! Festival PLUS
A charismatic teacher leads a running group of refugees; an activity which becomes a way to find their place in Israeli society.

Bird on a Wire

Directed by celebrated British filmmaker Tony Palmer, this long-lost film, not seen since 1972 and newly restored, follows Leonard Cohen on his 1972 European tour.

Check out our monthly free screenings!

Last Tuesday of the month at 1pm at the Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash Street. Doors open at 12:30pm. Complimentary snacks! Click here for upcoming screenings.

Mr. and Mrs. Adelman

Love and ambition, betrayals and secrets nourish this odyssey of an extraordinary couple, crossing with us small and great history of the last century.

Love, Gilda

These never-before-seen-or-heard footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story - through laughter and sometimes tears.


The highs and lows as a Hasidic lawyer and mother, attempts to create NYC’s first all female ambulance corps.

The Cousin

Both humorous and explosive, The Cousin is a spirited take on an irrational divide.

Budapest Noir

A hard-boiled reporter investigates a bizarre crime nobody is interested in solving.

If You're Hungry, Sing. If You Ache, Laugh.

Wry humour and equanimity shape this story of Sam Rechtman’s life in Chelm, Poland.

An Act of Defiance

A nail-biting political thriller and courtroom drama that pays tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in South Africa.

The Last Suit

Weighty themes approached with a light reverence, showing how any trip truly worth taking is a trip that will change us.

The Testament

A mystery about a man who is willing to risk everything to discover the truth.

From Cairo to the Cloud

In 1896, Solomon Schechter uncovers 900 years worth of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history.

The Interpreter

Oscillating between comedy and tragedy, this road movie follows two men as they try to free themselves from unresolved conflicts.


As charming and entrancing as the famous violinist himself. A portrait of musical virtuosity seamlessly enclosed in warmth, humor, and love.

Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

An exhilarating documentary charting the life of the legendary, multi-talented performer.

The Island

An Island of compassion and grace standsin the center of Jerusalem, on the tense line between east and west, opposite the old city walls.

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

The profound and unique story of the 550,000 Jewish men and women who served in World War II.

Winter Hunt

A taut psychological thriller in which a woman tries to take justice into her own hands.

Humor Me

Life is a joke worth living. With nothing left to lose, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, at his retirement golf community.

Signs of Life

An autobiography just as much as a portrait of a city and a testimony to the complexity of human trauma.


Torn between family obligation and personal aspirations, the death of a mentor will change Asher’s life forever.

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

Biographical documentary about an amazing storyteller and his ability to find the extraordinary in everyday life.

Shorts Program

Don’t miss this eclectic collection of highly entertaining and thought-provoking shorts from around the world.