About Us

From Scroll to Screen: Nu Wave of Jewish Cinema

The annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival (VIJFF) — launched in 2015 in Victoria, BC, Canada — aims to enhance our audiences’ enjoyment of films with Jewish themes and related content from around the globe. We celebrate these films as explorations of Jewish culture and as artistic expressions of broadly shared human values.

The Festival’s main objectives are:

  • to exhibit films with Jewish themes which are not readily available at commercial cinemas;
  • to create a sense of community by bringing together film lovers who are interested in, or wish to know more about, Jewish culture;
  • to enhance appreciation of film artistry in a variety of different genres and styles;
  • to provide a venue for independently produced films that explore the complex realities of Jewish cultures, history, religion and identity around the world.

The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival is a project of the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria, British Columbia. The Centre has been providing programs and services in Victoria and throughout Vancouver Island since 1988. The Centre welcomes the community to its 3rd Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival, to be held November 18 – 21, 2017 at the Roxy Theatre on 2657 Quadra Street. 

VIJFF Organizing Committee:

  • Phyllis and Gerry Arron
  • Sharon and Jerry Atnikov
  • Lindsay Block-Glass
  • Ethel and Earl Chochinov
  • Janna Ginsberg
  • Sandra Glass
  • Sydney Kalef
  • Alan Segal

VIJFF Events and Marketing Coordinator: Deborah Bricks
email: coordinator@vijff.ca

VIJFF Director: Lincoln Z. Shlensky
email: director@vijff.ca

For general inquiries, please use our contact form.