The American Sephardi Federation presents the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival for its 20th Anniversary Edition from March 30th to April 6th 2017 at the Center for Jewish History in New York City (15 West 16th Street).
Through the poignant medium of film, the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival (NYSJFF) provides viewers with an understanding of the rich mosaic culture of Jews from the Middle East and greater Sephardic Diaspora. Contemporary voices steeped in history and tradition are celebrated throughout this week-long series of events, including première screenings, intriguing stories, poignant documentaries, filmmaker Q&As, and Pomegranate Awards ceremony.


Dimona Twist
Cloudy Sunday


Artistic Director

Sara Nodjoumi

Event Production, Promotion and Marketing

David Serero

Graphic Designer

Anne Finkelstein (AJ&J Design)

Website Design and Development

Bardo Industries

Researcher and Events Programmer

Elisabeth Stephens

A/V Technician

Jonathan Lamm


Lauren Gibli — President, ASF’s Young Leadership Board

Fran Moss

Michelle Bassaly

Executive Director, American Sephardi Federation

Jason Guberman-P.

Operations Manager

Marci Melzer

Diarna Researcher

Ezra Ashkenazi