Welcome to the 25th Anniversary

Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida



All films are virtual and will show on Sundays and Tuesdays with a (48 hour) access for each film.

The Jewish Federation would like to "GIFT" this festival to you. 

Midnight before each film begins, you will receive an email with a unique link and password to the film for the following day. Please check your inbox and/or Spam folder for the email. Also note: Each film will be available for 48 hours only as noted on our festival schedule below. These codes SHOULD NOT be shared with anyone! These are only for your HOUSEHOLD


Sneak Preview...

OPENING DAY ~ CRESCENDO:  (Sunday, February 7, 2021)


Sponsored by:

Sara & Brian Krivisky, Radiology Regional


When a world-famous conductor tries to create an Israeli-Palestinian orchestra, it takes all his skill and resources to overcome the discord and get them to play in harmony. 

Inspired by Actual Events 
1 hour 46 minutes

THE CROSSING:  (Tuesday, Februray 9, 2021)


Sponsored by:

Andi & Bill Horowitz


Sarah and Daniel are Jewish and are to be deported out of the country. Hiding in the basement of Otto and Gerda's family, they are discovered, and the parents are arrested. Otto and Gerda decide to help their new friends. The goal is to get to Sweden. Life and death are on the line for their escape. 
1 hour 30 minutes

SHARED LEGACIES: (Tuesday, February 16, 2021)


The often forgotten story of the coalition and friendship between the Jewish and African-American communities during the Civil Rights Movement. 
1 hour 35 minutes

EXTRA INNINGS: (Tuesday, February 23, 2021)


Set against the enduring magic of the 1960s, Extra Innings is a coming of age story of a young man, David Sabah, caught between pursuing his dream of becoming a professional baseball player and the pressures of his conservative Syrian-Jewish family and religion. On top of this, the family must deal with the reality of mental health. Based on a true story.


1 hour 57 minutes


MRS. G: Double Header (Sunday, February 28, 2021)


The film tells the story of Mrs. Lea Gottlieb, the legendary designer, founder and owner of the Gottex swimwear empire. A woman full of contradictions, but knew how to recover from periods of crisis – from surviving the Holocaust, establishing a small factory in Israel, to her phenomenal success abroad. 


1 hour 35 minutes


THE ONE AND ONLY JEWISH MISS AMERICA: Double Header (Sunday, February 28, 2021)


Sponsored by:

Bat Yam Temple of the Islands


“The One and Only Jewish Miss America” is the surprising story of Bess Myerson, the talented beauty queen from the Bronx, and how she won the world’s most famous beauty pageant 75 years ago, at the tail end of World War II. It's also a story of courage and breaking down barriers.


54 minutes




Be a Sponsor

2021 marks the 25th year for the Jewish Film Festival of Southwest Florida. We hope you will join us when the festival brings the community together (virtually) for a month of cultural enlightenment and entertainment. With unknown circumstances ahead of us this year, your sponsorship will not only support the mission of the Jewish Federation but will allow us to offer this NO-CHARGE festival to our entire community. We need your support and now is your opportunity to be a part of this milestone festival.

Andi & Bill Horowitz         

Sara & Brian Krivisky & Radiology Regional     

Bat Yam Temple of the Islands


Barbara & Barry Epstein, Karin Fine, Lin & Ron Klein, Julia Perry, Leni & Rabbi Marc Sack

Ian & Reeva Shaffer, Dean & Tami Traiger

Jill & Carlos Weil



Phyllis & Berny Aronson, Howard & Nancy Barrow, Russell & Elizabeth Bogen

Byron & Shirley Frank, Carolyn Gora, Marsha & Mike Kistler, Jim & JoAnn Lewin

Barbara B Siegel CPA LLC, Marsha Weiner, Steve & Vicki Zellner


Barbara &  Hymie Akst,  Hal & Pam Arkin, Judi & Richard Davis, Diane & Bob Goldstein, Francine Kremlin, Kushner & Kushner Attorneys

Lynda & Ian Adler Noy, Susan & Michael Rees George & Joyce Rosinger

Ronald & Lynn Talone, Avner Yonai, Judith Yevick  


See you online!


For more information, contact Debbie at debbiesanford@jfedlcc.org

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