The 12th Annual
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
March 18 - April 4, 2017
The 12th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Springfield Jewish Community Center, proudly continues its tradition of showcasing more than two weeks of award-winning films from around the world!
Our festival offers a diverse line-up of entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking films -- including many regional premieres -- that provide audiences with a multifaceted exploration of Jewish identity, community, history, and politics.
Films are screened across Western Massachusetts – this year in Amherst, Chicopee, Greenfield, Longmeadow, Northampton, Shelburne Falls, Springfield and West Springfield – in venues ranging from the Basketball Hall of Fame to Smith College to UMass Amherst to the Greenfield Garden Cinemas, with many stops in between. Filmmaker talkbacks, panel discussions and other educational events provide unique opportunities for community dialogue both within and outside of the Jewish community.
Year after year, PVJFF screens critically acclaimed films that not only entertain, but also provide opportunities for reflection, discussion, and a deeper understanding of our complex, diverse world. Our film screenings and accompanying programs aim to illuminate universal themes such as identity and belonging, interfaith relations, women’s roles in religion and society, the LGBT community, conflict and reconciliation in the Middle East, social justice, and civic engagement.
We hope you’ll join us and be inspired and enlightened. See you at the movies!
Carlin Trietsch, Festival Co-Director
Deb Krivoy, Festival Co-Director
Fran Eisenberg, JCC Administration
Debbie Whitehead, JCC Marketing
Rabbi Mark Shapiro
Andrea & David Brinnel
Rachel & Ralph Melnick