by Amy Stone

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival – The Mother of Them All . . .

Following its first screening in 1981, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival was a “mom-and-mom operation” for the next 12 years. Since its inception, this first among American Jewish film festivals has shown some 400 films—half of them premieres— draws 34,000 viewers annually, and has helped nurture festivals in 40 cities around the world.

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