14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019


General Information

Tickets to all screenings are available at the door for as long as seating is available. Advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged, as films do sell out. Tickets to most screenings can be purchased in advance, either online at pvjff.org, in person at the Springfield JCC, or by phone. Note that some screenings require separate ticketing. See details below.

How to Order Tickets

pvjff 24daysWebsite: Purchase tickets at pvjff.org (with all fees included in the ticket price). From the Film Lineup page, click on the individual film that you are interested in. Then click the green "Buy Tickets" button at the bottom of that page. Online purchasing closes at 11:30 PM on the night before a screening.

Phone: Order tickets by phone at (413) 739-4715 with a credit card. Phone orders are mailed up to 5 days before the requested screening or can be picked up at the door (“will call”). A handling fee of $1.50 applies to mail orders.

In Person: Buy tickets in person at the Springfield JCC with cash, check or credit card.

An American Tail
Ben-Gurion, Epiloge
Big Sonia
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Bye Bye Germany
East Jerusalem West Jerusalem
Etched in Glass: The Legacy of Steve Ross
Fanny's Journey
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
Keep the Change
Monsieur Mayonnaise
My Mexican Shiva
Raise the Roof
Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
The Settlers
There are Jews Here

article twoticketsTicket Prices

$10 General Admission
$8 Students & Seniors (65+)
$15 Reserved Seating

Opening Night - Bye Bye Germany with Avinoam Patt, Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford,  and director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization in attendance.

$20 General Admission
$16 Students & Seniors (65+)
$25 Reserved Seating

An American Tail
Friday, March 16
Goldstein Auditorium, Springfield JCC

Friday, March 23
Lander-Grinspoon Academy, Northampton

$10 per Family/$5 per Individual. Includes a free Shabbat dinner!

All-Festival Pass

Don't miss out on a great deal: 15 PVJFF ticketed films for only $99 (a $160 value). Support the cultural arts! Click here to purchase an All-Festival Pass online or call 413.739.4715.

Separate Ticketing

Tickets to the following screenings can only be purchased from the venues listed below. PVJFF tickets will not be honored at these venues. Ticket prices may be different, but are comparable.

Amherst Cinema
Tickets available at Amherst Cinema box office or online at amherstcinema.org.

Please note: Amherst Cinema Member/Senior/Student prices are not applicable at this screening.


Greenfield Garden Cinemas
Fanny's Journey
Etched in Glass: the Legacy of Steve Ross
Tickets available at the Greenfield Garden Cinemas box office or online at gardencinemas.net. 


Pothole Pictures/Memorial Hall
My Mexican Shiva
Tickets at the door. Pre-purchased Pothole Pictures tickets are accepted. Purchase advance tickets at the rate of 5 for $20 by sending a check to Pothole Pictures, P.O. Box 368, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370.


Special Free Screenings

These screenings are FREE for everyone:

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
Wednesday, March 21

Flavin Auditorium, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
Thursday, March 22
Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College

College Students & Faculty

Screenings at these campus locations are free for students and faculty of the host college. Valid ID is required.

Amherst College
Elms College
Mount Holyoke College
Smith College
Springfield College
UMass Amherst
Westfield State University
Western New England University

At the Door

As noted above, tickets can be purchased at the door starting 30 minutes before the screening, for as long as seating is available. Cash and checks are accepted for PVJFF screenings. Credit cards may be used at Amherst Cinema and Greenfield Garden Cinemas.


General admission seating is available at all screenings, and reserved seating (for an additional fee) is available at most films. As seating may be limited, guests are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the film program. 


Tickets are final sale and non-exchangeable. Refunds are available only for cancelled or rescheduled programs. PVJFF is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Due to circumstances beyond the PVJFF’s control, film programs are subject to change without prior notice. 

Additional Information

Films are not rated. Parental discretion is strongly advised. Films designated “mature audiences” may contain explicit language, sexual content and/or violence. For more information about screenings, call the PVJFF Director at 413-739-4715.


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