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Helen Zukerman, M.S.M
Artistic Director
(Credit: Ryan Emberley)

For TJFF2024, we are doing what we have been doing for the last 32 years: showcasing the diversity of the Jewish experience around the world with the best films we have found during the year. Eighty of these films will be screened at this year’s Festival— with 30+ online programmes and 44 presented in various theatres across the city.

As well, this year we are thrilled to have a scholar-in-residence joining us!  Film historian and author, Dr. Ariel Schweitzer, will be introducing 6 programmes, offering a film masterclass, as well participating in a panel discussion on Jewish Identity in French Cinema. Don’t miss these special presentations.

You can expect the unexpected at TJFF with films about art theft (Auction), the Jewish manager behind the Beatles (Midas Man),a philanthropic mob boss (Last Man Standing) ,and an opportunity to learn a special card game (Yaniv).
And as if that isn’t enough, you will be part of our annual community gathering— whether watching at the theatre or online at home.

Let’s make the world disappear for a short time!


Helen Zukerman
Artistic Director


A note about the TJFF Legacy Endowment Fund

The TJFF Legacy Endowment Fund was created to ensure the future of the Festival for our children, grandchildren and the many filmgoers that appreciate the existence of films celebrating Jewish culture all over the world.

If you are interested in learning more about the need for such a fund, please do not hesitate to contact me either at the in-person screenings or by e-mail:

Allison Martin

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome you to TJFF2024!

Since 1993, the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation has been bringing the community together to share in the magic of feature and documentary films of Jewish import from around the world.  Our Festival has touched so many — eliciting smiles, laughter, tears and, no surprise, discussion. This was always and remains the goal of the dedicated organizers, programmers and board members. We will watch documentaries and features from around the Jewish world:  documentaries that help us understand and try to make sense of this world; features that take us to places and introduce us to fictional characters who become alive, who teach us about ourselves.

It has been an incredibly busy year for TJFF- we have continued to offer regular in-theatre programming to sold out audiences, and have been constantly adding to our J-Flix library, which is accessible across Canada on-line via the TJFF virtual cinema.

Our discerning programmers have once again curated an entertaining and engaging 11 days for us to share: over 80 films, in-person screenings at 6 theatre locations, with filmmakers, panels and co-presenters and, of course, our ever-expanding audience, including the many students who will attend FilmMatters programming.

On a personal level, having been born and raised in Winnipeg, I am particularly looking forward to the TJFF2024 City Spotlight on Winnipeg, offering both on-line and in person screenings!

On behalf of all of us on the Board of Directors, I wish you another engaging, thought-provoking, informative and fun Festival!

Most importantly, thank-you for supporting the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation.  Whether this is your first or 32nd  Festival – it is because of you, our audience, that we have been able to do what we do year after year.


Allison Martin