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Framing the Action: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Maine Jewish Film Festival

Join us for a behind the scenes look at the magic that creates the Festival experience.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Sam L. Cohen Community Hall at the JCA

1342 Congress St., Portland

What goes into planning and implementing the Maine Jewish Film Festival?  MJFF President David Scholder and Executive Director Barbara Merson present a special program that lifts the curtain to reveal the planning that goes into this annual Maine event.  Included will be preview clips of selected festival films and a discussion of themes from the upcoming Festival, running March 10-18.

Free and open to the public – all are welcome!


Through a diverse array of independent films, the MJFF provides culturally relevant and historically significant cinema for audiences from across Maine and beyond. The Portland Museum of Art is proud to partner with Maine Jewish Film Festival, promoting new ideas, inviting discussion, and strengthening the cultural economy in Maine.

Mark H.C. Bessire, Director, Portland Museum of Art


Thank You To Our Sponsors

Supporting Foundations

Bernard Osher Foundation

Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation

Davis Family Foundation

Equity Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Jewish Community Alliance

JCL Foundation

Lunder Foundation

Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust

Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation

Moser Family Foundation

Rines Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation

Sam L. Cohen Foundation

Simmons Foundation