Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival

Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival An annual Festival screening films that are inspiring, educational and entertaining. Come for the films, stay for the food, join in the conversation.

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival entered the Port City’s cultural scene in October 2013 with a cheerful film celebrating Jewish songwriters’ contributions to Broadway musicals. That first film was followed by a speaker (the director) and then a catered reception offering many opportunities for conversation and community.

​These elements became signature features of the annual film festivals th

The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival entered the Port City’s cultural scene in October 2013 with a cheerful film celebrating Jewish songwriters’ contributions to Broadway musicals. That first film was followed by a speaker (the director) and then a catered reception offering many opportunities for conversation and community.

​These elements became signature features of the annual film festivals th

Tomorrow is the day!  Our Summer Series will draw to a close with "Persona Non Grata", shown at The Pointe Cinemas, at 7...
08/18/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Tomorrow is the day! Our Summer Series will draw to a close with "Persona Non Grata", shown at The Pointe Cinemas, at 7 pm.
Get your tickets now and be sure to go to our website for all information and details:
www.wilmingtonjff.org
Thank you for your interest and support during our Summer Series this year; let's finish strong and wrap up a most successful Festival! See you tomorrow, at the movies!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

Time is running out, dear Festival supporters!  Our final feature of this year's Summer Series, "Persona Non Grata", wil...
08/15/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Time is running out, dear Festival supporters!
Our final feature of this year's Summer Series, "Persona Non Grata", will be shown THIS WEDNESDAY, August 18, at 7 pm, at The Pointe Cinemas.
Get your tickets now at https://www.stonetheatres.com/thepointe14cinemas/ .
Information and details regarding the Festival can be found on our website, www.wilmingtonjff.org .
Get your tickets today, enjoy your week, and we'll see YOU at the movies!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

One film remains, dear viewers, "Persona Non Grata", to be shown on Wednesday, August 18, at 7 pm, at the Pointe Theater...
08/12/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

One film remains, dear viewers, "Persona Non Grata", to be shown on Wednesday, August 18, at 7 pm, at the Pointe Theaters.
Here's a peek at the film, for your previewing pleasure!
Click the link below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mPEA08pCpc
Enjoy our trailer and purchase tickets now at https://www.stonetheatres.com/thepointe14cinemas/ .
Any other information and details about our Summer Series can be found at our website, www.wilmingtonjff.org.
Let's finish this series with a bang and celebrate this sharing of Jewish film! See you there!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

Hello, Viewers One and All!Tomorrow is our second feature film of this year's Summer Series!  Come out to the Pointe The...
08/10/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Hello, Viewers One and All!
Tomorrow is our second feature film of this year's Summer Series! Come out to the Pointe Theater at 7 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, August 11, to see "The Tobacconist"!
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.stonetheatres.com/thepointe14cinemas/ .
All information and details about the Festival's Summer Series can be found on our website, www.wilmingtonjff.org .
See you at the movies!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

Hello, Viewers!Be sure to go to the Pointe Cinemas this Wednesday, August 11, at 7:00 pm, and enjoy our second film of t...
08/09/2021
The Tobacconist - Official U.S. Trailer

Hello, Viewers!
Be sure to go to the Pointe Cinemas this Wednesday, August 11, at 7:00 pm, and enjoy our second film of this year's Summer Series, "The Tobacconist".
Buy your tickets now at the theater website,
https://www.stonetheatres.com/thepointe14cinemas/ .
All other details regarding the Festival can be found on our website, www.wilmingtonjff.org .
For a peek at "The Tobacconist", click the link below to grab a peek at the film's trailer, for your enjoyment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_eqtpuEAJE&t=4s
Enjoy the show!!

Starring Bruno Ganz (Downfall, Wings of Desire) as Sigmund FreudIn Theaters July 10th from Menemsha Filmshttp://www.MenemshaFilms.com

It's here, folks! Come out and see film #1 of our Summer Series, "ASIA", TOMORROW,  August 4, at 7 pm, at The Pointe Cin...
08/03/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

It's here, folks! Come out and see film #1 of our Summer Series, "ASIA", TOMORROW, August 4, at 7 pm, at The Pointe Cinemas!
Information available at www.wilmingtonjff.org . See you there!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

This Wednesday, at 7 pm, come see our first film, "Asia", featured at The Pointe Cinemas!Get your tickets today, and do ...
08/02/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

This Wednesday, at 7 pm, come see our first film, "Asia", featured at The Pointe Cinemas!
Get your tickets today, and do same for next week's film, "The Tobacconist"!
All information is available on our website, www.wilmingtonjff.org.
Get your tickets now, and enjoy the shows!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

Hello, WJFF Fans!Here's a peek at what you can expect to see when you attend "ASIA", the Festival's multi-award winning ...
07/28/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Hello, WJFF Fans!
Here's a peek at what you can expect to see when you attend "ASIA", the Festival's multi-award winning production that opens our Summer Series on Wednesday, August 4! Enjoy it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4UR7wtp8p8&t=9s
Get all needed details and information at our website, www.wilmingtonjff.org, and get your tickets TODAY!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

Hey, Everyone!Get your tickets today for "Asia", our Festival opener, and a multi-award winning treasure, to be shown on...
07/27/2021
Wilmington Jewish Film Festival — tickets available now

Hey, Everyone!
Get your tickets today for "Asia", our Festival opener, and a multi-award winning treasure, to be shown on August 4, at The Pointe Cinema, at 7 pm!
Get your tickets now, at https://www.stonetheatres.com/thepointe14cinemas/
Here's what the Star News had to say about this film and those to follow it on August 11, and 18, "The Tobacconist" and "Persona Non Grata":
https://www.starnewsonline.com/story/lifestyle/2021/07/27/wilmington-jewish-film-festival-air-asia-the-tobacconist/8053883002/
Don't wait!! Get your tickets TODAY!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival announces its summer series with the premiere of 'Asia' on Aug. 4. The nominated film won best picture, best actress.

Wednesday, August 4, is in just a few days, so be sure to order your tickets to our first, award-winning, film, "Asia", ...
07/25/2021
2021 Film Festival | Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Wednesday, August 4, is in just a few days, so be sure to order your tickets to our first, award-winning, film, "Asia", TODAY!
Use this link to The Pointe Cinema, and get yourself set for next week's Summer Series opener:
https://www.stonetheatres.com/thepointe14cinemas/
And remember, all information regarding the Festival can be found on our website, www.wilmingtonjff.org!

Wilmington Jewish Film Festival showcases films that advance and share common interests within the Jewish community and at the same time to share our heritage with the general public.

Hello, WJFF Friends,Tomorrow wraps up this Spring's Virtual Film Festival, with "Baking Bread", a lively documentary tha...
05/21/2021

Hello, WJFF Friends,
Tomorrow wraps up this Spring's Virtual Film Festival, with "Baking Bread", a lively documentary that will bring joy to all viewers!
It becomes accessible at 7 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May 22, and will be available to view for 72 hours.
Don't miss this Festival finale that's filled with frolic and fun!
Check out www.wilmingtonjff.org for details and ticket information TODAY!
And THANK YOU for watching our lineup of touching, exciting, and heartwarming film selections~ see you next time!

Hello, WJFF Friends,
Tomorrow wraps up this Spring's Virtual Film Festival, with "Baking Bread", a lively documentary that will bring joy to all viewers!
It becomes accessible at 7 pm tomorrow, Saturday, May 22, and will be available to view for 72 hours.
Don't miss this Festival finale that's filled with frolic and fun!
Check out www.wilmingtonjff.org for details and ticket information TODAY!
And THANK YOU for watching our lineup of touching, exciting, and heartwarming film selections~ see you next time!

Hello, WJFF followers!Here we are, at our final film for our 2021 Spring Virtual Festival~What a lineup it's been, and t...
05/19/2021
BREAKING BREAD FEATURE DOCUMENTARY TRAILER

Hello, WJFF followers!
Here we are, at our final film for our 2021 Spring Virtual Festival~
What a lineup it's been, and this last film, "Breaking Bread", will certainly not disappoint!
It will be accessible Saturday, May 22, at 7:00 pm, and is available to view for 72 hours.
Go to www.wilmingtonjff.org today, for details and ticket purchase information.
In the meantime, enjoy this preview of this documentary's unique story line and appeal! Just click the link below, and enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbxk3UhF34M

BREAKING BREAD: "Hummus Has No Borders"Director: Beth Elise Hawk Featuring: Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeelhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/breakingbreadmovie/posts/...

Hello, WJFF fans!  Here we are, on the final week, and at the last 3 selections, of our Spring Virtual Festival!  Get re...
05/17/2021

Hello, WJFF fans! Here we are, on the final week, and at the last 3 selections, of our Spring Virtual Festival!
Get ready for tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18's, lineup of our short fantasy film, "Moon Drops", and our feature film, "Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto"!
These films are accessible tomorrow at 7:00 pm and will be available to view for 72 hours. Get film details and ticket purchase information at www.wilmingtonjff.org TODAY! Enjoy!

Hello, WJFF viewers!  We hope you have been enjoying this fabulous Film Festival so far!This is a reminder to be sure to...
05/14/2021

Hello, WJFF viewers!
We hope you have been enjoying this fabulous Film Festival so far!
This is a reminder to be sure to catch "A Father's Kaddish" and "Box for Life", the films that will be accessible TOMORROW evening, Saturday, May 15, at 7 pm. These are touching and memorable films that will be available to view for 72 hours, so be sure not to miss them! For details about their story lines and ticket information, go to www.wilmingtonjff.org. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 18, at 7 pm, you will have access to a 16 minute, non-dialogue, fantasy short, "Moon Drops", and an excitin...
05/13/2021
A Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto - U.S. Trailer

Tuesday, May 18, at 7 pm, you will have access to a 16 minute, non-dialogue, fantasy short, "Moon Drops", and an exciting feature film, "Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto"!
These films will be available to view for 72 hours.
Get more information and ticket details at www.wilmingtonjff.org today!
Here's a preview of these films and what they have to offer... Enjoy!
"Moon Drops" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWd2lx39JIM&t=2s
"Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O9xSGXlYeg

Coming Soon from Menemsha Filmshttp://www.MenemshaFilms.com

Hello, WJFF fans!  This Saturday, May 15, at 7:00 pm, a short film, "A Father's Kaddish", and a full-length feature film...
05/12/2021

Hello, WJFF fans! This Saturday, May 15, at 7:00 pm, a short film, "A Father's Kaddish", and a full-length feature film, "Box for Life", will become accessible. These are available to view for 72 hours, and information about their stories and ticket purchasing can be found at www.wilmingtonjff.org .
For now, click on the links below and take a peek at the trailers for these notable and touching films:
"A Father's Kaddish" - https://vimeo.com/196327333
"Box for Life" - https://vimeo.com/250740608

Hello, viewers!  Don't forget that tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11, at 7:00 pm, "Tango Shalom" becomes accessible!  This, our ...
05/10/2021

Hello, viewers! Don't forget that tomorrow, Tuesday, May 11, at 7:00 pm, "Tango Shalom" becomes accessible! This, our light-hearted family comedy, is created by the maker of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", and stars Lainie Kazan and Karina Smirnoff, from "Dancing with the Stars"!
The film is available to view for 72 hours, so get ready to smile, and be sure to catch it ~ you'll be glad you did!
More information and ticket purchase details can be found at www.wilmingtonjff.org .

Tomorrow, May 8, is the big day! "Shepherd:  aThe Story of a Jewish Dog" will be accessible at 7:00 pm, and will be avai...
05/07/2021

Tomorrow, May 8, is the big day!
"Shepherd: aThe Story of a Jewish Dog" will be accessible at 7:00 pm, and will be available to view for 72 hours.
This is a heartwarming story of loyalty and devotion, and you will come away feeling touched as well as entertained!
Go to www.wilmingtonjff today, for details and ticket purchase information, and enjoy the show!

Tomorrow, May 8, is the big day!
"Shepherd: aThe Story of a Jewish Dog" will be accessible at 7:00 pm, and will be available to view for 72 hours.
This is a heartwarming story of loyalty and devotion, and you will come away feeling touched as well as entertained!
Go to www.wilmingtonjff today, for details and ticket purchase information, and enjoy the show!

We are thrilled that you are partaking of our excellent films in our Virtual Spring Series!  Click the link below to enj...
05/06/2021
TANGO SHALOM Official Trailer

We are thrilled that you are partaking of our excellent films in our Virtual Spring Series! Click the link below to enjoy this preview of "Tango Shalom", an endearing film created by the maker of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"! It is accessible at 7:00 on Tuesday, May 11, and is available to view for 72 hours. Go to www.wilmingtonjff.org for details!
"Tango Shalom" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPNXa1hM1nc

See TANGO SHALOM at these UPCOMING 2021 FILM FESTIVALS!MIAMI JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (April 14-29, 2021)https://miamijewishfilmfestival.org/films/2021/tango-sha...

Hello, WJFF Fans!This Saturday night, May 8, at 7:00, "Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog" will be accessible, and it's...
05/04/2021
SHEPHERD: The Story of a Jewish Dog (2020) Trailer | Family |

Hello, WJFF Fans!
This Saturday night, May 8, at 7:00, "Shepherd: The Story of a Jewish Dog" will be accessible, and it's another dramatic and heartwarming film, so don't miss it!
As with all of our films, it will be available to view for 72 hours.
Take a peek at the trailer by clicking the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnHafjYxjLs
And get your ticket information and other Fesitval details at www.wilmingtonjff.org, today!

SHEPHERD is based on the award-winning and bestselling Israeli novel, "The Jewish Dog," by Asher Kravitz. Kaleb, a beloved German Shepherd, is separated from...

We are so happy you are enjoying "The Crossing" and "The Tattooed Torah", both of which are available to be viewed until...
05/03/2021

We are so happy you are enjoying "The Crossing" and "The Tattooed Torah", both of which are available to be viewed until tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4, at 7:00 pm!
And get ready for tomorrow night's 7:00 pm access to "Here We Are" and "Inner Flame", both heartwarming and inspiring films that present themes of disability, love, spirit, and passion!
These, like all of our offered films, will be available for viewing for 72 hours. Get information and ticket purchase details at www.wilmingtonjff.org today!

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The Wilmington Jewish Film Festival entered the Port City’s cultural scene in October 2013 with a cheerful film celebrating Jewish songwriters’ contributions to Broadway musicals. That first film was followed by a speaker (the director) and then a catered reception offering many opportunities for conversation and community.

These elements became signature features of the annual film festivals that followed every spring, beginning in 2014. The film screenings have attracted more and more viewers, and thefestival has become an important part of the Jewish community as well as the Wilmington community at large

Screenings include internationally acclaimed films on Jewish themes and issues, both historical and contemporary. The selections represent the best of Jewish filmic creativity in the U.S., Israel, France, and other nations. A summer film series has recently been added to screen excellent films that could not be placed in the spring Festival.

In the fall of 2018, the Festival presented the North Carolina premier of the film, Who Will Write Our History. Director/producer Roberta Grossman was brought to Wilmington for a question-and-answer session after the screening. The event was sold out and was tremendously successful.

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Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival summer series begins soon
WILMA Downtime: For the past seven years, the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival has been introducing and educating the community about Jewish culture and history through film. This year, the festival has shifted to a virtual model to be able to continue the event during the pandemic. Starting on Saturday through May 25, seven films and four shorts will be available to stream anywhere.
The popular film festival is happening in 2021 — virtually. Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival https://lifeinbrunswickcounty.com/wilmington-jewish-film-festival/
To celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many #WilmingtonNC organizations are honoring his memory with virtual activities and commemorative events. Find opportunities from the Cameron Art Museum, the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival, the Cucalorus/UNCW Curbside Cinema Series and others here: https://bit.ly/3bKsUAS
"Aulcie," a documentary will be aired virtual by the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 16-18.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival will showcase the documentary "Aulcie."
ECHOES FROM THE PAST TRYING TO FIND THEIR OWN VOICES https://uncw.zoom.us/rec/play/u5V8f-v6-zI3GIXHuASDAqBwW9TrLams0yRM-vZez0e0UHAFO1CkYrsbZuTzd-EOkYSRGqJXsbUSW1HH?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=mlAIjtjMTICU6WFeYLZH5g.1598962769826.0bc3b1b5604e7a3456d55364ae29b733&_x_zm_rhtaid=562 Supersmart #CarolinePeters talks to the audience of the Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival about the contexts and the fun of her movie #DerVorname (#HowAboutAdolf) which will be #screened during this year’s festival. The film will be released in the USA in autumn 2020. We ❤️ Caroline Peters. Credits: Wilmington Jewish Film Festival: Caroline Peters
The start of the 2020 Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival is August 11th with a screening of 'Shared Legacies'. Don't miss out on your chance to see this work in progress and other films in the online lineup!
When you vote for Wilmington, North Carolina, you are supporting Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival https://www.facebook.com/WilmingtonJewishFilmFestival/
Wilmington Jewish FILM Festival has been postponed to late summer, but they are bringing a free screening this weekend for your isolation viewing pleasure. Virtual "FIDDLERFEST!" will be available on their website, https://www.wilmingtonjff.org, free of charge, featuring the short film "The Fiddle" and then "Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles," a documentary on the making of "Fiddler on the Roof." The screening will be available noon on Sunday, April 5, through Monday, April 6, 11:59 pm. They will also provide links to pay-per-views for the musical "Fiddler on the Roof," which is scheduled to be screened during their festival. As well, the festival website is offering the free viewing of the documentary "On The Map" now through April 5. Bonus: Beach Bagels is offering a 10% discount on orders to nosh on during the movie, to be picked up anytime Sunday or Monday at any location (must place the order 24 hours before pickup).
It’s genuinely inspiring to see a community coming together to celebrate and promote films of Jewish artists! Especially here in Wilmington, it's so important to recognize independent films and those that work on them! One of my recent favorite indie films, I discovered, was actually directed by Jewish director, Yedidya Gorsetman, whose work in Empathy Inc. is truly outstanding. The narrative of the film follows Joel (Zack Robidas) as he finds himself involved with an extreme new form of VR that forces him along with everyone involved to question their reality as unsettling details become revealed about the tech and the startup behind it. Gorsetman truly elevates the film with a sure hand, and makes the most of his cinematography and partial screenwriting in the truly thrilling indie film! Make sure you’re on the lookout for his work in the future, but in the mean-time, I really recommend looking into Empathy Inc. some and finding the trailer on Youtube or even streaming it!
Just bought our season tickets will see you soon . Looking forward to a great year