- Dates: July 25 - August 12, 2013
- Website: www.sfjff.org/
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
The SFJFF is the oldest and largest Jewish film festival in the world. Begun in 1980, the festival is presented primarily at San Francisco's Castro Theater. While Indiewire has not attended this festival, it is widely regarded as the leading Jewish festival in the country. The festival paved the way for similar events around the country as well as for other culturally-based festivals. The SFJFF's mission statement: "The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival promotes awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people. Festival programs are meant to create community and strengthen consciousness of Jewish identity, history and culture; provide a dynamic and inclusive forum for exploration of and dialogue about the Jewish experience; and encourage independent filmmakers working with Jewish themes."