Join Us in Supporting the
Portland Jewish Film Festival (PJFF)

The 25th Portland Jewish Film Festival is June 11-25, 2017.

From 1993 onward, our esteemed Rabbi Joshua Stampfer conceived and nurtured this festival into the high quality event that everyone looks forward to each year. In transitioning this festival toward adulthood – we are ready to take some bold steps to grow into something much larger, more comprehensive, and more far-reaching.  We are looking for partners to join us in making this vision a reality.

The Festival is produced by the Northwest Film Center and co-presented with the
Institute for Judaic Studies. This has been a very successful relationship, and we expect to continue it and to build on it. In building on it, we are hopeful to work more closely in the future with other community groups and institutions that are also involved with Jewish film, and other Jewish cultural endeavors.

We anticipate growing the Festival into having more of a year-round presence, possibly forming a Portland Jewish Film Society. We will have more events leading up to and during the Festival itself – lectures, receptions, discussion groups, visits from film directors, etc.  The Festival this year will in fact be two full weeks, an expansion from the last few years.

At present, the Festival boasts an impressive annual attendance of over 2,500 — the largest of any cultural event in the Portland Jewish community. We would like not only to increase the numbers, but also to enrich the experience of those who attend. We want to succeed in reaching a wide variety of audiences — young, old, and in-between; religious, secular, non-Jewish. We want people from all over the metro area to come and to even attract people from outside to see this as a "destination event." In order to realize these ambitions — we need your help.

There are many ways to get in on the ground floor of this new era. If you own a business that can offer us in-kind contributions — perhaps for an event — that would be highly appreciated. For institutions, we offer opportunities to sponsor a particular film, showing, or related event. For individuals, we offer several levels of sponsorship, from $250 to $2000.

All contributions will be publicly acknowledged, unless requested otherwise. We would love to have you partner with us, to help us to realize our dreams and vision for the future. Can we count on you to join us? Contact