Maine Jewish Film Festival 2020
The 23rd Maine Jewish Film Festival will present excellent features, documentaries, and short films that showcase the global Jewish experience.
The Maine Jewish Film Festival is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a forum for the presentation of films to enrich, educate and entertain a diverse community about the global Jewish experience. We show excellent features, documentaries and short films to over 3000 attendees in Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston, Bangor, Waterville, and Rockland. We seek to enhance awareness of the benefits of diversity and community building through the lens of films and presentations. In addition to presenting high quality, first release films that speak to a general adult audience, the MJFF addresses such themes as living with disabilities and LGBTQ rights and provides free showings of films to seniors and teens.
The vision of The Maine Jewish Film Festival is to “evoke, challenge, inspire.” As a result of our efforts to engage with Maine’s increasingly multicultural population and build connections with a broader age demographic, attendance at our annual festival has steadily increased. We continue to develop distinctive programming that helps us reach a wider audience, through our selection of films, guest speakers, special events and venues. Approximately 20% of attendees each year are first-timers, and over half of the audience does not identify as Jewish.
Programs will take place in the morning, afternoon, and evening of each day of the Festival.