Toronto Jewish Film Festival

The Toronto Jewish Film Foundation produces programming and projects offering the best feature films, documentaries and shorts from Canada and around the world, on themes of Jewish culture and identity.  The Foundation is dedicated to using film for its contemporary popular value and accessibility, in order to reflect the diversity of the Jewish experience internationally. TJFF provides an opportunity to heighten awareness of Jewish and cultural diversity around the world to audiences of all cultural backgrounds, and to present films in their original languages, with subtitles, in an effort to break down racial, cultural and religious barriers and stereotypes.

Through the presentation of international and Canadian films, the Festival aims to be both a window to and a mirror of Jewish culture.  The Festival strives to be inclusive of all aspects of the Toronto community, regardless of age, affiliation or income.  We undertake to show films for their contemporary, popular value, and for their ability to address the subject of Jewish identity.  That is, to be a Jewish Film Festival, and not a film festival for Jewish people.


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Army of Lovers in the Holy Land

October 30, 2020

-November 1, 2020

Equal parts Abba, disco and camp, the Swedish international pop group sensation, Army of Lovers, is the subject of this rollicking, upbeat documentary.


Closing Film: Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

November 1, 2020

-November 2, 2020

During the Civil Rights era, Jewish leaders worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King to advance racial equality.


Film Masterclass: Cinema With A Cause

October 25, 2020

Back by popular demand, professor Marc Lapadula returns to TJFF to examine some of the memorable work by filmmakers.


TJFF Opening Film: Sublet

October 22, 2020

-October 25, 2020

Acclaimed director Eytan Fox returns to TJFF with a poignant depiction of the transformative power of love through a cross-generational encounter.


New Yiddish Talkies: A Short Film Programme

October 29, 2020

-October 31, 2020

TJFF presents an eclectic collection of wonderful new shorts films from around the world, produced in the Yiddish language.


TJFF2020 Online: Fall Edition

October 22, 2020

-November 1, 2020

Featuring over 50 Films, including 4 North American Premieres, 19 Canadian Premieres and 10 Toronto Premieres International, Canadian and Toronto Premieres!


High Holidays Screening: A Cantor’s Head

September 22, 2020

-September 24, 2020

To honour the Days of Awe between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, TJFF is proud to offer this special online screening and Zoom Q&A.


Panel Discussion: Honest Eds and Beyond

August 27, 2020

A panel discussion as part of The Honest Ed’s Experience with Lulu Wei, Itah Sadu, Franca Longobardi, and Ken Greenberg, Gene Mascardelli.


The Honest Ed’s Experience: An Online Screening Series

August 25, 2020

-September 2, 2020

TJFF and OJA present a special screening series celebrating the life and legacy of Jewish impresario Ed Mirvish and his beloved discount store, Honest Ed’s, a landmark for generations of immigrants upon their arrival in Toronto.

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