Jewish Film Festival of Dallas supported by a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas


The Jewish Film Festival of Dallas provides a window to the Jewish experience and allows us to explore contemporary and historical themes in many different global settings. Some films will make you laugh, and others will make you cry, but all will provide you with a life lesson.

In our 26th annual festival, we are delighted to present compelling films throughout the year. For the first time in years, we will host an in-person festival at Studio Movie Grill, 13933 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243, Theater # 15. To enhance your viewing and learning experience, we will offer a virtual Talk Back with an expert on the subject matter after some of the films.


In-theater pricing per ticket: $13 in advance | $16 for same-day purchase
Virtual screening pricing: $18 per household (per virtual link)

Please be sure to check out our online zoom Talk Backs throughout the festival. If you are registered to see any of these films, we will send you a Zoom link a few days before the TalkBack. See details to the right.

DISCLAIMER: In-person and virtual screening options must be purchased separately. Please make your selections carefully. There is a NO REFUND policy for the film festival.

Pay close attention to these labels on the film schedule:

Save the Date:
2023 Jewish Film Festival of Dallas begins March 1, 2023

Our 2023 Jewish Film Festival kicks off with a special Festival Preview of Three Minutes—A Lengthening Presented with Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00pm (In theaters only) FREE of charge at Studio Movie Grill in Richardson.

This film is being screened ahead of the 53rd Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches at The University of Texas at Dallas (March 4-6, 2023). The author of the book, Glenn Kurz, will deliver the Mitchell L. and Miriam Lewis Barnett Lecture on March 5th in the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center.

The Film Festival continues with the following five films, available in person and online, March 9-27, 2023

  • March’68
  • The One and Only Jewish Miss America
  • America
  • The Shadow of the Day
  • Matchmaking

The following films have scheduled online Talk Backs on Zoom after the initial screening dates:

  • March ’68 – Thursday March 16 7:30 pm with Professor David Patterson, Ackerman Center at UT Dallas
  • The One and Only Jewish Miss America – Sunday March 19 7:30 pm with Director David Arond
  • The Shadow of the Day – Sunday March 26 4pm with Rabbi Adam Roffman


We are now accepting applications for our 2022-23 Emerging Filmmaker Prize!

Young filmmakers click HERE for submission information and eligibility details.

Jewish Film Festival of Dallas is Proudly Presents the 2021-22 Emerging Filmmaker Prize Winners:


Emerging Filmmaker Prize Winner
MAZEL TOV directed by Eli Zuzovsky

Jewish Film Festival of Dallas’ Emerging Filmmaker Prize winner for 2022 is Eli Zuzovsky, Writer and Director of MAZEL TOV.
Watch this young filmmaker’s online Talk Back here where he speaks with Michael Granberry, Arts and Feature Writer at The Dallas Morning News.


Honorable Mention
THE UGLY SWAN directed by Rachel Lévy


Honorable Mention (Not Screening)
SWITCH directed by Gidon Dayan Forse

2021-2022 Film Festival Program

Funded in part with a generous grant from Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.

All films shown at Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley

Now accepting applications!

The Jewish Film Festival of Dallas Emerging Filmmaker Prize
in memory of Dr. Peter Marcus z"l

Each year the Jewish Film Festival of Dallas will award a cash prize to a young filmmaker that shows merit in creating a short film containing Jewish content or theme. The winner will be chosen by a select committee after an application period for entries. More than one award may be given depending on number of applicants and value of works submitted.

For more information, please contact Producer Rachelle Weiss Crane at rweisscrane@jccdallas.org.

Congratulations to Golda’s Balcony for winning the 2019 Audience Choice Award!