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News & PressFebruary 10, 2017

Special Guests at Festival Launch Party

The 2017 Festival Season officially got underway last night with our 2017 Festival Launch Party. 75 friends, donors, Board members, advisors and honored guests got a special sneak preview of the 2017 Festival. The evening featured a look at our marketing campaign, Festival Trailer and highlights of the 2017 Festival Events. We were especially honored to… Read more

News & PressFebruary 4, 2017

MJFF in the Classroom

The Maine Jewish Film Festival, in partnership with the Harward Center for Community Partnerships and members of the Bates College men’s cross country track team, hosted a screening of the Israeli documentary film “Freedom Runners” for members of the Lewiston High School track team and their coaches. The film centers on a young Jewish teacher… Read more

News & Press NewsletterJanuary 15, 2017

MJFF Invited to Participate in Maine Nonprofit Day

The Maine Jewish Film Festival is one of a handful of non-profits invited by the Maine Association of Nonprofits to participate in the 14th annual Maine Nonprofit Day at the State House in Augusta on February 7th. Nonprofit Day gives the nonprofit community the opportunity to educate lawmakers on the critical role that nonprofits play… Read more

News & Press NewsletterJanuary 15, 2017

Hyatt Hotel Offers Special Package to MJFF Guests

With so many great movies, parties and events on offer at the 20th annual Maine Jewish Film Festival, why not stay a night or two? The Maine Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Hyatt Place-Portland Old Port. Out of town attendees can take advantage of special Festival packages at… Read more

News & PressOctober 14, 2016

Sweet Blues Rocks the PMA

MJFF’s SOLD OUT Sweet Blues event rocked the Portland Museum of Art on Saturday. The event featured the documentary film “Sweet Blues” about blues guitarist Mike Bloomfield. Music legend Mike Bloomfield was known for his searing, lyrical guitar playing, but the word he used to describe his music was  sweet. “You know, I like sweet… Read more

News & Press NewsletterSeptember 14, 2016

Barbara Merson Joins MJFF as New Executive Director

After an extensive national search we’re excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Barbara Merson. Barbara’s energy, experience and organizational skills will be vital assets in helping MJFF expand and enrich our programming. Barbara is an experienced non-profit leader, having most recently served as Executive Director of Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, NY before… Read more