The Boston Jewish Film Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious Jewish film festivals in the world, premiering the best Jewish films from around the globe. Don’t miss Chasing Portraits, a documentary about a woman’s mission to recover a vast collection of artworks by her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, a painter. For a complete schedule, visit

In This Series

Film Still: Who Will Write Our History?


Who Will Write Our History
November 8, 2018
7:00 pm9:15 pm

Documentary directed by Roberta Grossman (USA, 2018, 95 min.). Digital. English, Yiddish, and Polish with English subtitles. Massachusetts ...

Film Still: The Syrian Patient


The Syrian Patient
November 10, 2018
6:30 pm8:10 pm

Documentary directed by Rachel Schwartz (Israel, 2017, 57 min.). Digital. Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles. New England premiere.

Film Still: Driver


November 10, 2018
8:45 pm10:30 pm

Directed by Yehonatan Indursky (Israel, 2017, 92 min.). Digital. Hebrew with English subtitles. Massachusetts premiere.

Film Still: Promise at Dawn


Promise at Dawn
November 14, 2018
7:00 pm10:00 pm

Directed by Éric Barbier (France, 2017, 131 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles. Massachusetts Premiere.

Film Still: Death Metal Grandma


Find Your Tribe: Short Film Program
November 17, 2018
6:30 pm8:25 pm

Various directors.

Film Still: Red Cow


Red Cow
November 17, 2018
9:00 pm10:45 pm

Directed by Tsivia Barkai-Yacov (Israel, 2018, 91 min.). Digital. Hebrew with English subtitles.

Film Still: Satan and Adam


Satan and Adam
November 18, 2018
11:30 am1:40 pm

Documentary directed by V. Scott Balcerek (USA, 2018, 78 min.). Digital.

Film Still: Chasing Portraits


Chasing Portraits
November 18, 2018
2:30 pm4:30 pm

Documentary directed by Elizabeth Rynecki (USA, 2018, 78 min.). Digital. English and Polish with English subtitles. Massachusetts premiere.