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Houston Jewish Film Festival

New promising, entertaining and exceptional award-winning films are featured in this annual festival, which brings Jewish lives and stories to the big screen. With venues across town, the Festival, now in its 16th year, shines the spotlight on Jewish and Israeli culture, art and history. Films will cover a diverse range of cultural, religious or historical topics of Jewish relevance and are expected to educate, inform and entertain a wide general audience.

Houston Jewish Film Festival Submission Form

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Upcoming Screenings


King BibiKing Bibi
Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 | 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 | 7:30 PM

From Slavery to Freedom
Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 1:00 PM & 7:30 PM

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Film Series at the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival 

The Jewish Book & Arts Festival is known to be one of the largest community-wide events in Houston. Why not have films as part of the Festival? The film chosen as the Audience Choice award during the Annual Jewish Film Festival usually makes an encore appearance as well as other stellar choices.

FiddlerNov 2-13, 2019
Featuring Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
Directed by Max Lewkowicz | USA | 2019 | 90 minutes

Fiddler chronicles the life and themes of the iconic offering of American culture. It shares the origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.

For the first time, intimate interviews with the show's creators reveal how the tremendous success and worldwide impact of Fiddler and its subsequent film adaptation is most appropriately viewed through the lens of the social upheaval and change in mid-20th century America.

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