National Center for Jewish Film

National Center for Jewish Film

Brandeis University, Lown 102 MS053
Waltham, MA 02454
(781) 736-8600

Sharon Pucker Rivo
Executive Director 

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1985
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2007
Number of sponsored projects: 19

Fiscal sponsorship fee:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Jewish experience relevant
  • Geographic: One of the filmmakers needs to be an American citizen

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture: Film (moving image projects)

Services we offer projects:

  • Receiving property and stock donations: donations of money or stocks
  • Other: fiscal sponsorship for new film productions; thank you notes to donors with gifts of $250 or more

Organization description:
The National Center for Jewish Film (NCJF) is a nonprofit motion picture archive, distributor and resource center, housing the largest, most comprehensive collection of Jewish-theme film and video in the world, outside of Israel. The mission of NCJF is to collect, preserve and exhibit films with artistic and educational value relevant to the Jewish experience, disseminating these materials to the widest possible audience. NCJF exclusively owns an estimated 14,000 reels of film, including feature films, documentaries, shorts, newsreels, home movies, and institutional films dating from 1903 to the present, from across the globe. In addition to its own restored materials, NCJF represents the work of over 100 independent filmmakers, distributing their productions to film festivals, institutions and individuals. NCJF’s first priority is the preservation and restoration of rare and endangered film materials.