International Film Festival


Presented by Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut 

In association with The Garde Arts Center, Mystic Luxury Cinemas, B.P. Learned Mission and Connecticut College Hillel.

As in all years, the Film Festival Committee is extremely excited to present this year's line-up of films, documentaries and shorts. The International Film Festival searches high and low for the best new cinema that our committee feels will promote awareness, appreciation, pride and diversity - not only for our Jewish community but the community at large. We encourage everyone to see as many films as possible and bring a friend, neighbor or relative  to enjoy the cinematic experience. Festival programs are designed to both educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current to historic global perspectives. 

The International Film Festival begins its search over the summer for new, exciting, inspiring and yes, even provocative topics. We review and discuss the films at length for several months and only when we are confident with the line-up do we make our announcement that this year's film festival is ready! 

We encourage you to review our line-up at our JFEC International Film Festival dedicated web site; watch the trailers and read the reviews. Then, come out to the film openings during the month of May and see if you feel the critics got it right with the films!

To continue on its success from last year, the Film Festival will offer "Dinner and a Show." We have called on many of your favorite local restaurants near our venues and encourage you to check back to see which restaurants are participating this year. These restaurants will be offering incentives for movie-goers to dine prior to the movie. Please check out the Restaurants tab for more information and to download a coupon.

Please continue to check back often as updates will be made here. Please don't hesitate to call on us should you have any questions and we can't wait to see you in March at the movies!

Arlene Dressler & Fay Clymer, Film Festival Co-Chairs
Jerome E. Fischer, Director, Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut

VENUES: All of the films will be screened at one of the following venues.
COST: All films are $10/person.

The Garde Arts Center

Old Mystick Village Art Cinemas

Olin Science Center, Connecticut College

B.P. Learned Mission