Jewish Film Festival celebrates 23 years

The festival will be in theaters throughout Denver this month


This year’s Jewish Film Festival will feature 44 films in Denver theaters from Feb. 6-18. The festival showcases Jewish and Israeli cinema from 18 countries, according to a news release. The festival is put on annually by the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center’s Mizel Arts and Culture Center in the Virginia Vale neighborhood in Denver. The JCC is located at 350 S. Dahlia St.

The 23rd annual Jewish Film Festival is being presented by the Sturm Family Foundation. The foundation supports nonprofits providing impactful programming to their local communities, according to its website.

“This festival has played an integral role in bringing the best of Israeli and Jewish cinema to our local community for 22 years running,” said Don Sturm of the Sturm Family Foundation in the release. “We are extremely proud to continue our support of this annual tradition.”

There will be 30 Colorado premieres in this year’s film lineup, the release said. Four of the films have been submitted to the Academy Awards for the foreign language category, and eight of the films were done by first-time feature filmmakers.

Several theaters will be showing films from the festival, including The Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Sloans Lake and the Sie Film Center in the Congress Park neighborhood. Seating at the Alamo Drafthouse and Elaine Wolf Theatre is reserved in advance. Single tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Multi-film packages are available. For tickets or for more information, go to or call 303-316-6360.


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