As Hurricane Ian continues its path, please check with organizers before attending an event or applying to a classified. COCA will email and/or post updates on our social media sites. Emergency information can be found here for Leon County and the City of Tallahassee. Contact COCA at email@example.com and 850-224-2500. Our building will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 29th & 30th, reopening on Monday, October 3rd. Stay informed & stay safe.
The JFI Filmmakers in Residence Program is a year-long, competitive artist residency that provides creative, marketing, and production support for emerging and established filmmakers whose projects explore and expand thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, and identity. This page contains all information for filmmakers to submit their documentary projects to the 2023 Filmmaker Residency. Applications are accepted September 7 – October 31, 2022 via Film Freeway by clicking on the link: https://filmfreeway.com/JewishFilmInstitute-Residency
As public health guidelines allow, residents participate in in-person convenings, coinciding with the annual San Francisco Jewish Film Festival in July–August. Residents receive passes to participate in all SFJFF screenings, panels, parties, and industry events.
Filmmakers from anywhere in the world may apply but must be able to make regular meetings occurring on Pacific Time in the United States. Applicants located in the San Francisco Bay Area may also apply for in-kind editing space at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center. Office space availability is subject to San Francisco public health guidelines.
Selections are made by Jewish Film Institute’s staff based on artistic merit, the strength of the filmmaking team, the status of the project, the likelihood that it will be completed, and its alignment with JFI’s mission, vision, and values. The year-long residency is not open to educational or promotional projects, student work, or films already in distribution.