in Supporting the
Portland Jewish Film Festival (PJFF)
Portland Jewish Film Festival is right
around the corner, June 15-29, 2016.
From 1993 onward, our esteemed Rabbi Joshua
Stampfer conceived and nurtured this
festival into the high quality event that
everyone looks forward to each year. In
transitioning this festival toward adulthood
– we are ready to take some bold steps to
grow into something much larger, more
comprehensive, and more far-reaching.
We are looking for partners to join us in
making this vision a reality.
The Festival is produced by the Northwest
Film Center and co-presented with the Institute
for Judaic Studies. This has
been a very successful relationship, and we
expect to continue it and to build on it. In
building on it, we are hopeful to work more
closely in the future with other community
groups and institutions that are also
involved with Jewish film, and other Jewish
We anticipate growing the Festival into
having more of a year-round presence,
possibly forming a Portland Jewish Film
Society. We will have more events leading up
to and during the Festival itself –
lectures, receptions, discussion groups,
visits from film directors, etc. The
Festival this year will in fact be two full
weeks, an expansion from the last few years.
At present, the Festival boasts an
impressive annual attendance of over 2,500 —
the largest of any cultural event in the
Portland Jewish community. We would like not
only to increase the numbers, but also to
enrich the experience of those who attend.
We want to succeed in reaching a wide
variety of audiences — young, old, and
in-between; religious, secular, non-Jewish.
We want people from all over the metro area
to come and to even attract people from
outside to see this as a "destination
event." In order to realize these ambitions
— we need your help.
There are many ways to get in on the ground
floor of this new era. If you own a business
that can offer us in-kind contributions —
perhaps for an event — that would be highly
appreciated. For institutions, we offer
opportunities to sponsor a particular film,
showing, or related event. For individuals,
we offer several levels of sponsorship, from
$250 to $2000.
All contributions will be publicly
acknowledged, unless requested otherwise. We
would love to have you partner with us, to
help us to realize our dreams and vision for
the future. Can we count on you to join us?