Event Schedule

Join us March 6-10, 2019 for five days of outstanding Jewish cinema including feature films, shorts, documentaries, receptions, guest speakers and engaging discussions. All-Access Passholders granted early admission to all shows. Individual tickets ($12) on sale from March 6th at the New Vic only.

Mar

6 2019

Sponsor and Passholder Reception

5:30PM - 6:45PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

We welcome all SBJFF Sponsors and All-Access Passholders to join us on stage at the New Vic Theatre for a special Ope…

Mar

6 2019

Promise at Dawn (feature)

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

This tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of the French Jewish writer Romain Gary, one of the most famous French nov…

Mar

7 2019

Coffee & Bagels

9:15AM - 9:45AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Coffee & Bagels sponsored by Starbucks and Jack's Famous Bagels

Mar

7 2019

Redemption (feature)

10:00AM - 11:45AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Menachem, a former front man for a rock band, is now religious, and a father to a six-year-old who is diagnosed with …

Mar

7 2019

Home Made (short)

1:15PM - 1:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

 Helena, who owns a restaurant, along with a stranger and a neglected young boy, build a fragile fantasy family.

Mar

7 2019

Winter Hunt (feature)

1:15PM - 2:20PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

On a mission of vigilante justice, a young woman, Lena, goes to extremes to seek reprisal against a suspected ex-Nazi…

Mar

7 2019

Longing (feature)

3:45PM - 5:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A middle-aged Israeli bachelor is forced to evaluate his life choices when he discovers his ex-girlfriend had given b…

Mar

7 2019

Budapest Noir (feature)

7:00PM - 8:45PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Set in the politically troubled autumn of 1936 in Hungary, a world-weary reporter explores the seemingly unimportant …

Mar

8 2019

Coffee & Bagels

9:15AM - 9:45AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Coffe & Bagels sponsored by Starbucks and Jack's Famous Bagels

Mar

8 2019

Vierges (feature)

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

In Kiryat Yam, a small seaside resort in the north of Israel, everything seems to have stopped. Lana, 16, has vowed t…

Mar

8 2019

Dear Freddy (documentary)

12:45PM - 2:15PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A proud Jew and openly gay man in Nazi conquered Czech Republic, Freddy Hirsch defied the odds by providing sports tr…

Mar

8 2019

Stamm (short)

12:45PM - 1:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Loyalties are tested when a Jewish-American soldier stumbles into the foxhole of a Jewish-German soldier in the Battl…

Mar

8 2019

School of Peace, Hope of Peace (short)

3:00PM - 3:10PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Thousands of Syrian refugees reside in camps on the Greek island of Lesbos. Over half of them are children; Many have…

Mar

8 2019

Outback Rabbis (documentary)

3:15PM - 4:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Two indefatigable Chassidic Rabbis go on a journey to find Jews in the outback of Australia. A lesson in heritage and…

Mar

8 2019

Oneg Shabbat Reception

4:30PM - 6:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Following the program, join us on stage at the New Vic for an Oneg Shabbat with challah and wine and food catered by …

Mar

9 2019

The City Without Jews - Special Event

7:15PM - 9:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Believed to have been lost until a copy was discovered in a Paris flea market in 2015, this silent gem

from 1924 wa…

Mar

10 2019

Coffee & Bagels

9:45AM - 10:00AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Coffee & Bagels sponsored by Starbucks and Jack's Famous Bagels

Mar

10 2019

FREE Program - Heading Home

10:30AM - 11:10AM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

FREE Program: Open to the public.

 

HEADING HOME: The Tale of Team Israel (DOC) 

Israel’s baseball team (!!!) …

Mar

10 2019

Shorts Program

1:30PM - 3:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

An interesting mix of European and Israeli short films covering the gamut of life’s experiences in a variety of wa…

Mar

10 2019

The Mamboniks (documentary)

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Put on your dancing shoes and join us for a look back at the 1950s, when free-spirited Jewish dancers in New York fel…

Mar

10 2019

Announcement of Judges Awards

7:00PM - 7:15PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Announcement of Judges awards (Ha’Seret Ha'Mitztayen) for best feature, documentary and short

Mar

10 2019

Leona (feature)

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

The New Vic Theatre
33 West Victoria Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

A special film from Mexico. Leona a young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her…