Welcome to the 20th Annual Beth Tzedec Calgary Jewish Film Festival, our first ever Virtual Festival! Although we can’t come together in person this year, we’re delighted to be bringing this year’s festival to you “virtually”, so that you’re able to enjoy this season’s exciting line-up of outstanding films from the comfort and convenience of your own homes!
We would like to express our deepest thanks to all of our sponsors, without whom this festival would not be possible. It is their generosity, community-mindedness and commitment to Jewish culture that enables us to offer this event to the community.
And a special thank you to the members of our dedicated Film Festival Committee who have spent months previewing films in order to bring you a diverse selection of engaging films that we hope will move and inspire you, entertain and delight you, enlighten and challenge you.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Each film is scheduled to begin at a specific time, and will be available for a 48 hour window from the start time. You can view the film at your own convenience, at any time during that 48 hour period.
Please Note: The films can only be viewed within Alberta
Films can be streamed on any “smart” device: a smart TV, a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet, or even a smart phone. There are various ways you can connect these devices to your home TV using an HDMI cable or through device-to-TV-screen mirroring. For more information on how to connect your devices and view the films on your home TV, refer to our Technology Tips page by clicking here.
A Full Festival Pass gives you access to all 12 films for just $36 (student passes are $20)
Tickets to individual films may be purchased for $12 each
When you purchase a Festival Pass, you will receive an e-mail from our streaming platform, ffyyc.ca, with a link where you will be asked to set up an account by entering your e-mail address and creating your own password. Once you’ve created your account, you’ll have full access to all 12 films, with each film available for a specific 48-hour period.
When you purchase a ticket for an individual film, you’ll receive an e-mail with a unique access code to the film. (Check your junk mail folder if you don’t receive this). You can then use the access code to view the film once, beginning at that film’s specific start time or at any time during the next 48 hours.
Live ZOOM Discussions
Some of the films will be accompanied by live post-screening Zoom discussions. In order to participate in the Zoom discussions, you must pre-register by clicking on the link. You can pre-register at anytime up until 4:00 PM on the day of the discussion. Once you have pre-registered, you will receive an e-mail with the Zoom access information.