Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival Returns Feb. 9-23, 2020

Deborah Muller

For the past 24 years, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) has celebrated Jewish culture through film, bringing an exciting lineup of films to Arizona honoring Jewish traditions and heritage. From February 9-23, 2020, the 24th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will screen films showcasing the best of Jewish traditions, at three Valley locations: Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16, Tempe; Harkins Shea 14, Scottsdale; and Harkins Park West 14, Peoria.

Currently the longest-running film festival in the Valley, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 24th year by presenting more great films that make our festival even bigger and better—almost 2,900 magical minutes of Jewish cinema from 14 different countries! Rejoice in this annual crowd-pleasing, two-week annual event with 32 new films and 13 short films ranging from defiance and struggle to fun and adventure to laughter and love, with something for everyone and stories that engage both mind and heart. Without leaving your movie theater seat, filmgoers can travel from a small tobacco shop in Vienna to a bustling soap opera set in Israel, from the soccer pitch near Manchester, England, to home plate at Fenway Park; from the bright lights of Broadway to the crowded courtrooms of Germany!

In the East Valley theater location, the GPJFF will show 12 feature films and eight short films. Highlights are the films Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, The Spy Behind Home Plate, and Standing Up, Falling Down, starring Billy Crystal. The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival offers a variety of films people usually do not have the opportunity to view. Guest speakers will conduct conversations with audience members following many screenings. A full schedule of all films being shown at all locations during the Festival is found at

An online discount of $1 off individual tickets is offered through Jan. 1, 2020.

In addition to the website, you can also follow the Festival on or @GPJFF on Twitter.

The 24th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival runs Sunday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 23, at Harkins Tempe Marketplace 16, 2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe.

Ticket prices: $11 for adults ($13 at the door); $7 for students (ID required, 25 years and under); $7 Active Military (ID required); $150 Festival Pass (see all 32 movies).

For more information about ticket packages, group discounts, student and military orders, call 602-753-9366 or visit