The Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival has been an integral part of the Harrisburg Jewish community since its founding in 1995. Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of the Greater Harrisburg area by presenting films that reflect contemporary and historical Jewish and Israeli experiences. The Film Festival aims to encourage Jewish and Israeli artistic expression; to foster dialogue, debate and education; and to nurture creativity in the arts through films that represent a broad spectrum of thought and opinion. For information about our most recent festival and to stay abreast of special events as they develop, please visit our website at www.hbgjff.com.
The Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival this year hosted nearly 1400 guests over 8 days in May, making this 23rd season the best attended to date.
Bookended by a splendid Israeli feast and an outstanding dessert reception, Opening Night’s In Search of Israeli Cuisine was a smash hit. Our week at the Midtown Cinema (that gem of the Harrisburg community) was downright haimish – comfy, cozy, and a home away from home for so many audience members who attended two and even three films each day.
Check out our website for photos and info of the exciting season just past!