Welcome to the 16th Annual Ventura County Jewish Film Festival. Ventura, California, the county seat of Ventura County, is an hour’s drive north of Los Angeles. It is located along the scenic southern-most part of California’s beautiful Central Coast. Ventura is known for its majestic beauty and Mediterranean climate.

We are proud to celebrate fifteen years of film screenings that represent the best of contemporary Jewish-related movies from around the world. Our committee of volunteers works year round to carefully select the highest quality full-length features, documentaries, and short films for your enlightenment and entertainment. This year’s theme is “True Stories – Great Films”: a mix of ten-plus entertaining documentaries, and dramas mostly based on true stories.

FULL FESTIVAL PASS – $95.00 includes 8 movies & brunch LIMITED FESTIVAL PASS – $65.00 includes 5 movies & brunch

(At the door – $18.00)
FREE Event – Sunday Feb 3 at TBT 2 PM
16th Annual Season: February 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & March 9, 10, 16,17

Tickets may be purchased by mailing a check to:

Ventura County Jewish Film Festival
℅ Temple Beth Torah
7620 Foothill Road
Ventura, CA 93004

Upcoming Films

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators

Director: Ema Ryan Yamazaki
1 Hour 21 Minutes
2017, USA

Plus a short film: An Average Story
Director: Yaniv Segalovich
17 minutes
2015 Israel
Free Screening: Sponsor: Ventura County Jewish Family Service through a generous donation by Mimi Diller in memory of Ray Diller.
— Reservations appreciated: JFS 641-6565

Sunday, February 03, 2018
2 PM
Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA 93004

Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators A documentary film exploring the extraordinary lives of Hans and Margret Rey, the authors of the beloved Curious George children’s books.
An Average Story A delightful comedy tells the plight of the unlucky fellow who is designated the most average man in Israel.