National Center for Jewish Film

National Center for Jewish Film

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

Lisa Rivo

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1985
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2007
Number of sponsored projects: 30

Fiscal sponsorship fee:

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Jewish subject matter relevant
  • Experienced filmmakers
  • 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 donations of money or stocks

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship

Organization description:
The National Center for Jewish Film is a unique, independent nonprofit film archive, distributor and exhibitor. Since 1976, the Center has rescued, restored and exhibited films that document the diversity and vibrancy of Jewish life. NCJF’s archive of Jewish-content films is one of the world’s largest. The Center’s collection of rare and endangered materials includes silent and Yiddish feature films, vaudeville shorts, newsreels, institutional films, and home movies, the earliest films dating from 1903. These films now screen worldwide and appear in hundreds of documentaries and museum exhibitions. A leader in the collection and exhibition of Jewish film and culture, NCJF provides consultation to curators, artists, and educators and fosters and curates cultural, artistic and educational programming worldwide. The Center is also a major distributor of contemporary Jewish-content films, supporting filmmakers by distributing their films and overseeing new productions produced under its aegis.