History & Board

The HKJFF is Asia’s flagship Jewish festival featuring the  best Jewish-themed films from around the world.


Founded in 2000 by Howard Elias, the Festival has screened hundreds of features, documentaries and short films from over 30 countries, hosting directors, producers, critics and curators.
The festival runs for eight days showcasing a wide range of feature films, documentaries and shorts, which reflect and offer interetsing and unique views into the diversity of Jewish and Israeli life and culture.
We are fortunate  to receive local support from foreign consulates, cultural offices and chambers of commerce in Hong Kong as well as a wide range of film lovers who come to the festival.
Our mission is to celebrate, educate, enlighten and entertain through movies and bring Jewish culture to this corner of Asia.


We look forward to seeing you at the movies!

All members of our Board and viewing committee are volunteers with a passion for films.


Board of  Directors


Chair: Eli Bitan

Louise Brown
Samantha Gershon
Slavica Habjanovic
Alan Landau
Michel Lowy
Sharon Ser
Dina Wosner

Festival Producer: Shani Brownstein


Viewing Committee


Debby Amias
Eli Bitan
Louise Brown
Shani Brownstein
Tessa Codron
Scott Gaynor
Slavica Habjanovic
Nicole Izsak
Debbie Kalmanowitz
Julie Kohn
Sharon Ser
Dina Wosner

We Need You!
We always need volunteers to help the Festival run smoothly, please contact Shani at info@hkjff.org to receive more information.