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Welcome

Welcome to the 15th 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 fourteen 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.

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


Hummus The Movie

Director: Oren Rosenfeld
72 Minutes
USA/Israel – English, Arabic, Hebrew with English subtitles
Sunday, October 29, 2017
2 PM
FREE
Sponsored by Jewelry Couture by Sehati & The Sehati Family
Temple Beth Torah, 7620 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA 93004

Hummus the Movie Hummus – the delicious, nutritious superfood sweeping America – has the power to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together… in the Middle East, America and around the world. Hummus. Claimed by all. Owned by none. In Hummus! The Movie we meet three main characters – a hard working Muslim woman, an ever-smiling Jew and a young Christian Arab on a quest for meaning. And they all have one thing in common… a love of Hummus. Hummus! The Movie also spotlights “The World’s Largest Serving of Hummus” – the fiercely fought Guinness World Record title currently held by a Lebanese Hummus maker at a huge 23,042lb (10,451kg)! But beyond the competition, beyond arguments over the best Hummus and even beyond religious and political divides, Hummus! The Movie tells the touching personal stories of the colorful men and women who love their Hummus.

The film is appropriate for ages 8-100.