JCC Sonoma County Film Festival Programs

JCC Sonoma County Film Programs

Film has the magical power to bring people together, to inspire, to educate, to explore our identities, and uncover new and forgotten stories. For 26 years JCC Sonoma County has fostered a strong appreciation of Jewish and Israeli Cinema within the communities of our county. Continuing the tradition of superior cultural programs, the festival brings the newest and best of Jewish-themed and Israeli films that are rarely if ever featured on our local silver screens.

There are two annual festivals:

  • Sonoma County Jewish Film Festival - Autumn
  • Sonoma County Israeli Film Festival - Spring

Visit the archives to learn more about past years' festivals.


During the pandemic, the festivals immediately pivoted to virtual programming. With the help of our generous sponsors, the JCC Film and Culture programs thrived, confirming once again how important these programs are to our community:

  • Three successful Virtual Film Festivals: our own dedicated streaming platform.
  • Seven Live Filmmaker Talks: directors met with us live from Israel, Germany, Hungary, and around the US.
  • 100+ Virtual Daily Film & Culture “e-magazines:” shared over 1,000 articles and over 100 free films.

The 26th season will take place in October 2021:

Sonoma County “Hybrid” Jewish Film Festival

All films will be available online, some films will screen in-person at Rialto Cinemas Sebastopol.