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 and beyond to its 6th Annual Victoria International Jewish Film Festival!

2020 VIJFF Organizing Committee:

  • Phyllis Arron
  • Will Banks
  • Sandie Bornstein
  • Farley Cates
  • Earl Chochinov
  • Ethel Chochinov
  • Gary Cohen
  • Larry Gontovnick
  • Andy Muchin
  • Ronit Reis
  • Ruthi Wicks

VIJFF Executive Director: Deborah Bricks

VIJFF Chair: Sandra Glass

For general inquiries, please use our contact form.