Dear Friends,

The Victoria International Jewish Film Festival is so pleased to bring our 6th annual VIJFF to you during these extraordinary times.  

An information release was sent out in April 2020 where we asked the question “Will our festival come to you in cinemas?”  We did not know.  But we kept on planning, selecting films, and brainstorming our options.  

As you can see on our website, we are excited to bring you a Jewish film festival in new and innovative ways.  Our solutions include a late August retro drive-in event at the Legacy Drive-in at the University of Victoria and virtual movie screenings in October.  

Not only will you be able to view some amazing and innovative Jewish-themed movies from around the world, but you will be able to have conversations with the directors, evaluate movies on-line, attend discussions, and much more…

The VIJFF is most grateful to our wonderful volunteer steering committee for the many hours they have contributed to make our film festival so special.  Also, I would like to thank the Jewish Community Centre of Victoria which has housed and sponsored our festival since its inception. 

It would not be possible to mount a film festival without major sponsors.  Our profound thanks must go to the Victoria Foundation, the Capital Regional District and the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island as well as our many amazing sponsors and donors.

So welcome back.  Enjoy…

Sandra Glass
Founding Director