Now accepting film submissions for the
2016 Festival.
Click below to submit a film via FilmFreeway.

Upcoming deadlines:

January 18
February 3
February 19 (final)
(See “Submissions” page for details.)

To make your tax-deductible donation today,

please click the box below.


Thank you for your support of LAJFF!

 Congratulations to Sony Pictures Classics and the team of
on the Oscar nomination!

(L-R) Actor Geza Rohrig, director Laszlo Nemes, DP Matyas Erdely
(L-R) Actor Geza Rohrig, director Laszlo Nemes, DP Matyas Erdely

 Thanks to everyone who came out to the exclusive screening of “Labyrinth of Lies”

Photos from the Q&A with director Giulio Ricciarelli
and lead actor Alexander Fehling.

Currently playing at the Laemmle Royal.

‘Labyrinth of Lies’ to be Germany’s Academy Award Entry for 2016

10th Annual LAJFF!
April 30 – May 7, 2015

And the winners are….
2015 Audience Award Winners

Best Documentary

Directed & Produced by Alan Tomlinson
Best Emerging Filmmaker (Documentary)

Directed & Produced by Melissa Donovan
Best Comedy
Directed by John Goldschmidt
Best Drama
Directed by Dennis Bots
Honorable Mention for Best Drama (a tie!)
AUF DAS LEBEN                        BELLE & SEBASTIAN
Directed by Uwe Janson             Directed by Nicolas Vanier
Best Short

Directed by Justin Binder, August Blum, Robert Carlson, Levin Glaser, George Khabbaz, Kayla Mossanen, and Tammy Shine
Runner Up for Best Short
Directed by Alex Matros

Link to the 2015 Print Source List

2015 Photo Gallery

Credit: Bob Delgadillo and Amy Graves/GettyImages

 Please enjoy the festival’s trailer below.

LAJFF 2015 Trailer from Digimoric productions on Vimeo.
(Directed by Claudia Sobral, edited by Giovanni Moriconi)

 Please enjoy some photos from LAJFF’s 2015 opening night gala with the LA premiere of

The Outrageous Sophie Tucker!


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES are always available. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteer please contact us at


For more information on LAJFF, call us at 213-368-1661

Thank you for joining us for LAJFF 2014

We’re proud to announce the 2014 Audience Award Winners…
Best Drama RUN BOY RUN
Directed by Pepe Danquart
Directed by Eytan Fox
Best Feature Documentary BRAVE MISS WORLD
Directed by Cecilia Peck, Produced by Inbal Lessner
Best Short Documentary THE STURGEON QUEENS
Directed by Julie Cohen
Best Narrative Short BAMIDBAR
Directed by Onn Nir, Produced by Keren Hantman

Photos from Opening Night Tribute to Carl Reiner


Link to the 2014 Print Source List

Watch the full video of the 2014 Opening Night Q&A with Carl Reiner and Phil Rosenthal here.

Also enjoy a glimpse into 2013’s celebratory opening!


If you’d like to become a sponsor of LAJFF and make a donation, you can do it now, right here online through our safe, secure link:  click here.

Every contribution is significant and tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

  For information or questions, email us at


Thanks to everyone for attending the 2013 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival!

Our festival in pictures

The 2013 Audience Award Winners Are…

Best Short Film “Road Angel”by Steve Lainer

Best Documentary “Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir” by Laurent Bouzereau

Best Narrative Feature “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Storyby Joel Santoni

Runners Up Include:

Short film: “All the Broken Pieces” by Daniella Kahane Best Documentary: “Beyond Right and Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness” by Roger Spottiswoode and Lekha Singh Best Feature film: “Sonny Boy” by Maria Peters

Thank you for attending the special sneak preview of “THE GATEKEEPERS” NOMINEE, Best Documentary Feature 85th Academy AwardsThe Gatekeepers (L-R) Festival Director, Hilary Helstein with Ambassador Carmi Gillon, one of the six former heads of the Shin Bet, profiled in this film, and moderater David Suissa, President of The Jewish Journal

Read Jewish Journal article on Henry Jaglom and  “Just 45 Minutes From Broadway” HERE

Read here for a piece on LAJFF! ENTERTAINMENT TODAY