We are delighted to return to the Century 16 in Pleasant Hill for six days of Festival enjoyment. We will also visit the Vine Cinema in Livermore on March 17 for two special screenings.
East Bay International Jewish Film Festival
The annual East Bay International Jewish Film Festival brings nearly two weeks of films, guests and special events to bridge cross-culturalism, using films that celebrate the Jewish experience and people.
Every Spring, “see a film, see the world” at the East Bay International Jewish Film Festival. Celebrating over 25 years of independent and international films with engaging pieces and performances with the goal of building cultural bridges not just within the Jewish community but internationally as well. Movie aficionados will enjoy exploring an array of compelling stories on the big screen during this annual festival.
Dates, Location, & Admission
February 24 to 29, 2024
Tickets are available online and are recommended to be purchased in advance. Event passes feature access to all in-theater shows and permit film goers to choose their seats. These in-theatre passes will be on sale starting on February 5, 2024. For more ticket information, visit the official website of the East Bay International Jewish Film Festival here.
- Films screened before 2:00 p.m. - $12 per person
- Films screened after 2:00 p.m. - $15 per person
- In-Theater Passes - $180 per person
Whether you’re live-streaming or settled into your seat at the theater, the film festival offers a number of events throughout its two week run including discussions with historians, authors, filmmakers and other experts with deep dives into the thematic messages of these acclaimed cultural portrayals. Themes such as justice, civic engagement, ethnic inclusiveness and empathy are interwoven throughout the diverse ensemble of over 40 films each year.
- Films & Documentaries - Including 20 screenings of movies and documentaries, the festival presents an array of diverse stories and subject matter. The event's lineup of films consist of motion pictures such as "Remembering Gene Wilder," "Shoshana," and "The Shadow of the Day."
- Guest Speakers - Complete your cinematic adventure with pre-recorded presentations from storytellers and directors before watching a film. Explore a behind-the-scenes perspective on a documentary like "Holy Wine" during this special event.
“Our mission is to build a vibrant cultural community, using films that celebrate the Jewish experience and people." -Independent Jewish World Cinema
"Through the power of film, speakers and other forms of media, we hope to connect our local Jewish community with diverse religious and ethnic groups, encourage inclusion, and educate about the ramifications of prejudice and stereotyping.”
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Pleasant Hill offers a variety of top-tier accommodations that will suit your every need. Experience a luxurious stay near the festival with high-speed Wi-Fi, modern amenities, and pet-friendly services.
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