Wilmington Jewish Film Festival

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Debbie Smith
Main Address

P.O. Box 7371
wilmington, NC 28406
United States

What We Do
The WJFF is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization whose mission is, through the screening of excellent films with Jewish content, to promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history and contemporary Jewish culture. We hope to inspire appreciation for the various forms of Jewish identity and to foster a warm sense of community. We also wish to celebrate our heritage with the general public as we offer the larger community a forum for discussion, debate, and education on the range of Jewish experiences and themes portrayed in the films we screen. Generally, films are shown at Thalian Hall in the spring and the Stone Theaters at Barclay in the summer. Additionally we present films to NHC high school students to further their education of the Holocaust.
Interesting Info
  • In addition to the regular festival films, WJFF partners with the New Hanover County Schools to educate students on the Holocaust.
  • Approximately one-third of the attendees of the festival films are non-Jewish.
  • WJFF receives from the City of Wilmington, Arts Friendly, and the Arts Council, as well as donations from corporate and individual donors.