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The 25th Boston Jewish Film Festival

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is back to celebrate it’s 25th year dedicated to showing the best films and celebrating the richness of the Jewish experience.  From November 6th to November 18th you have the rare opportunity to see top-notch films (46 in total) from over 13 countries from Algeria to the Netherlands to the U.S. and Israel.  These films will be showing in venues such as the Brattle theatre, Coolidge Corner Theater, Museum of Fine Arts, Somerville Theater, and many more.  With so many film options and so many venue choices there is no reason any college student (or anyone for that matter) should miss this amazing festival. Visit: for the complete schedule.

The Boston Jewish Film Festival provides filmgoers with not only the opportunity to see new films (40 films showing this year are Boston area premieres) but it also provides viewers with the chance to be movie lovers.  BJFF not only solicits and obtains incredible films but the dedicated staff also schedules and organizes the artists associated with certain films, like Eytan Harris the director of “Lola” or Katie Halper the director of the documentary film “Commie Camp”, to name a few, to come and speak to the audience.

But this is not the only way that BJFF works to get the audience more involved in all of the films.  They also give you the chance to have your opinion heard. A particularly exciting event this year is the Short Film Competition. Artistic Director Amy Geller describes this as a competition starting out with 200 shorts. “The jury narrowed it down to six.  Which are the best two?  That’s up to you. On Thursday, November 7, 7 PM, Somerville Theatre, watch amazing films, vote for your favorites via text. The two winners will receive $1500 and $1000 respectively. Party at Orleans in Davis Square.”  All of the short filmmakers will also be in attendance.

BJFF truly gives everyone, from every age group, something to watch.  They cover all the genres from Israeli thrillers like “Big Bad Wolves” for college students, to screwball comedies like “Blumenthal”, to “One Small Hitch” for the romantic comedy lovers, to films for the whole family like “Igor and the Cranes’ Journey.”  BJFF has worked hard to have something for everyone, as Amy Geller illustrates. “This year, we have even more targeted programming for different age groups.  I’m especially proud of FreshFlix, a program for the 20-40 somethings.”

From November 6th to the 18th come out to celebrate 25 years of the Boston Jewish Film Festival, see directors discuss their work, go to events with fellow film lovers, and simply enjoy amazing cinema. To see the complete list of films along with descriptions, showing time, and how to purchase tickets go to


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