The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival brings the community together to enjoy feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the world on themes of Jewish culture and identity. A partnership of the Sabes JCC and the St. Paul JCC, this year’s festival includes thought-provoking films designed to build bridges and create dialogue; entertaining films designed to make us laugh and cry; and groundbreaking films that are not offered in other venues in the Twin Cities. Plus, our “beyond the screen” programs provide the opportunity to gather together for deeper and enriching engagement that keeps the conversation going long after the credits have rolled.

Marking out 24th season, we are proud to announce a new partnership with the Twin Cities Film Fest. “We are thrilled to work with TCFF, as we share many of the same goals and values – to use the power of film to bring us all together,” said Robyn Awend, Twin Cities JCC Jewish Cultural Arts Director. “Our film festival is designed to build bridges, create dialog, entertain and invite the entire community to share Jewish cultural diversity. There is power in partnership and we believe that the JCCs have found the perfect partner to ensure success for now and for the future.”

“At the Twin Cities Film Fest, our mission has always been a mix of appreciation, support, and development, as we’ve set out to not only screen and celebrate unforgettable artworks but also foster collaboration and education among local artists, and do our part to ensure the growth of the state’s filmmaking industry,” said TCFF Executive Director Jatin Setia. “Partnering with the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival is a natural extension of that mission., as we hope to draw more filmmakers to the state to connect with local audiences, and look to widen the mix of stories and perspectives we showcase every year on our movie screens.”

This year’s Twin Cities Film Fest is scheduled to screen Oct. 17-27 in St. Louis Park and St. Paul. As part of the new TCFF-TCJFF partnership, the 2018 Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival will run concurrently in October, with an array of red-carpet premieres and special events to be announced in early September.

Beyond the central October festival, the new partnership will also make possible additional TCJFF screenings throughout the year.