2021 Festival: June 6-13
Travel the World Through Film!
The J’s St. Louis Jewish Film Festival showcases national and international cinema that explores universal issues through traditional Jewish values, opposing viewpoints and new perspectives. The Jewish Film Festival now offers year-round opportunities to experience Jewish films from around the world. In 2021, all films will be presented virtually!
The Festival’s complete lineup of features and documentaries will be available to view on-demand anytime from June 6-13. All films and programs will be purchased and shown via our viewing platform. Once you purchase a ticket or pass, you will be emailed information on how to unlock films for viewing during the week of the festival. Once a ticketholder begins watching a program, access to it remains available for 48 hours and must be completed by the end of the festival.
Conversations and interviews with filmmakers, documentary subjects and local speakers will accompany many of the programs and be available throughout the Festival.
Festival tech support is available! Don’t be nervous about watching films at home. We’re here to help. Call our hotline 314.442.3179. There will also be live technical support during the Festival week.
Thank You, Zelda
This year’s festival is dedicated to Zelda Sparks. In her role as Cultural Arts Director at the J, Zelda was the visionary who was instrumental in the founding of the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival 26 years ago. Under Zelda’s leadership, the St. Louis Jewish Film Festival has grown in size and reputation. It is now one of the most successful Jewish Film Festivals in the country due to her dedication, creativity and stewardship. Zelda was an essential part of the J staff family and thanks to all of her efforts, other cultural arts programs at the J such as the New Jewish Theatre, St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, Used Book Sale and Youth Theatre are considered signature programs that have enriched the lives of thousands over the years.
Thank you Zelda for your 42 years of service to the St. Louis Jewish community. To make a tribute in honor of Zelda and her 42 years of work bringing quality arts to the St. Louis Jewish community, please contact Bryce Woollen, 314-442-3175.
Diane Maier, 314-442-3190
Jewish Community Center
2 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146