The 10th Annual
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival
April 12 - 26, 2015
The Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival presents two weeks of award-winning films from around the world, plus speakers and special events. Through collaborations with educational and cultural organizations as well as businesses, the Festival provides audiences with a multifaceted exploration of contemporary Jewish culture, secular and religious life, history and politics.
Films are screened across the Pioneer Valley – this year in Amherst, Chicopee, Greenfield, Longmeadow, Northampton, Shelburne Falls, Springfield and West Springfield – in venues ranging from the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield to Smith College in Northampton to the Garden Cinemas in Greenfield, with many stops in between.
The PVJFF is a collaborative effort of scores of volunteers and professional staff from organizations across the Pioneer Valley. The Festival offers, among other things, a temporary common ground where community members interested in experiencing Jewish culture through film can learn, be inspired and enjoy being together. Cinematic stories – of joy and celebration, love and loss, tolerance and activism, ethics and history – all demonstrate time and again how important film is as a medium to help us to understand who we are, where we come from, what life is like for others around the globe and how all of this relates to our contemporary lives and choices.
We hope you’ll join us and be entertained, inspired and enlightened!
To make a tax deductible donation to the Festival, you can click on the button below to donate online or call the JCC at (413) 739-4715. Alternatively, you may send a check made out to PVJFF to:
Neal Webber Building
1160 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA 01108
PVJFF Steering Committee
Carlin Trietsch, Festival Director
Jeff Rembrandt, JCC, Programming & Fiscal
Fran Eisenberg, JCC Administration
Deb Krivoy, Festival Consultant
Film Screeners and Festival Volunteers
Andrea & David Brinnel
Betsy & Richard Gaberman
Ted & Judy Ingis
Donna Faith K-Brooks
Janet Kaplan Bucciarelli
Marilyn & Joseph Kushick
Rachel & Ralph Melnick
Talya & Soshi Wintman
We have presented many film series and special events over the years that use the medium of film to educate and stimulate dialogue while also bringing the community together.