Contacts for Arts & Culture

Cultural Arts

Cultural Arts Director
Dan Kirsch

Dance Director
Barri DeFrancisci

Fine Arts

Fine Arts Coordinator
Irene Gavin


JCCNV-JAFI Community Shlicha
Dana Kalishov

Upcoming Events

Cultural Arts at the JCCNV

Summer Camps

Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival

March 19-29, 2015


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The 15th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival will be held March 19-29, 2015.  Opening night (Thursday, March 19) will be held at the J, and screenings from March 21-29 will be held at Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic.  Announcement of the Festival schedule will come out mid-January.


Film submissions for the March 2015 festival have closed.

Film submissions for spring 2016 festival start June 1, 2015. All films are considered that have at least 50% or more Jewish content or are Israeli-made. Films must be recent (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Please send email to Dan Kirsch, Cultural Arts Director, at with the following information:

- Title
- Country of origin, year of release, running time, languages/subtitles
- Brief description of film (100-120 words)
- Link to film website
- Please note if film will have (or has had) a theatrical run, will have (or has had) a PBS showing, will have (or has had) screenings in the DC Metro region prior to March 19, 2015
- Vimeo link and password (must have permission to view for 30-60 days). Film will be previewed by 6-10 committee members.
- Submitter's contact information

Our committee will make a decision about our schedule in mid-December 2015, and will finalize all contracts by mid-January 2016. We only screen 10-12 films annually, and we rarely screen shorts.