The concept of "Tikkun Olam," or repairing the world through social action, is an essential Jewish obligation. We recognize that those of us privileged with education and wealth have the ability to improve our communities and make a difference in people's lives. The film festival offers many opportunities for individuals to contribute to the well being of our community.
Since 1988, the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival has endeavored to explore the diversity of Jewish life and culture and promote the discussion of relevant issues and concerns within and beyond the Jewish community. The film festival also presents a tremendous opportunity to share Jewish culture with the non- Jewish community. Each year, the festival provides a venue for holocaust and tolerance education, and social gatherings. As a festival donor or sponsor, you can make this possible. Many recent independent films, i.e. those produced without the support of a major studio and for a non-mainstream audience have offered fresh interpretations of Jewish identity. These diverse films, brought in from around the world contribute to a better understanding of Jewish culture and help destroy hurtful and damaging Jewish stereotypes.
The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival strongly supports the work of Canadian independent filmmakers who have chosen to celebrate Jewish issues and serves to promote the production and distribution of films produced in British Columbia.
The Vancouver Jewish Film Festival is produced by the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival Society, a non-profit registered charity in the province of British Columbia. The Society will issue tax receipts for sponsorships, gifts in kind, and/or donations received in accordance with The Income Tax Regulations related to Canadian Registered Charities.
Special events and film themes requiring financial support may be available. Sponsors of these events will receive special benefits based on the level of sponsorship. Film sponsors are given a wide selection of films to choose from. We welcome sponsors to work with our organization to create and develop unique ideas and opportunities. The Festival Supporter, Film Sponsor, Corporate Sponsor and Community Sponsor downloads provide details of what benefits are available based on the level of participation.