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See the World.

Hear New Voices.

We Are Going Virtual This Year

Welcome to the 2021 EBIJFF, a virtual affair beginning April 10 that will allow you to “see the world” from the comfort of your home for 14 awesome days.


For our 26th anniversary, Covid-19 has forced us to “alter our sails” and pivot to an online experience. The Eventive streaming platform that we and many festivals around the United States are using will help you watch our films on your computer, tablet and TV screen.  


The majority of our screenings include a “bonus” event that will enhance the film—placing the movie into its historic and cultural context; providing insight into its creation, or digging deeper into the issues that it raises. There are no additional costs for these programs.


At this time, we thank all of our individual, corporate and organizational donors for their enthusiastic support, our hard-working tech team (without whom we could not even begin to imagine a virtual festival), and YOU, our audience, for joining us in a celebration of independent and international film.


We will be bringing you more events in the coming months, so check out REEL TALK, our weekly e-newsletter, for the dates and times. If you are not already getting it, sign up to stay in touch and if possible, please consider making a donation as this will help us with our year-round programming. 


Once again, thank you for joining us in this new adventure as we continue to build community through the power of film.

Debra Levin, President

Independent Jewish World Cinema

Riva Gambert, Director

East Bay International Jewish Film Festival

March 2021