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.