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 explore, Jewish culture;
  • to enhance appreciation of cinematic artistry in a variety of different genres, styles and contexts;
  • 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. 

VIJFF Organizing Committee:

  • Dahlia Beck
  • Lindsay Block-Glass
  • Deborah Bricks
  • Ethel and Earl Chochinov
  • Sandra Glass
  • Larry Gontovnick
  • Sydney Kalef
  • Andy Muchin
  • Anne Petrie
  • Ronit Reis
  • Alan Segal
  • Maurice Yacowar

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.