Denver Jewish Film Festival, Feb. 6-18, various locations

The 23rd Annual JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s Denver Jewish Film Festival presented by the Sturm Family Foundation will take place February 6-18, 2019. The festival is the largest yet and includes 44 films showcasing Jewish and Israeli cinema from around the globe, featuring 30 Colorado premieres, with 18 countries represented, and nine award-winning films. Films will show at several locations including The Elaine Wolf Theatre at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Sloans Lake and Sie FilmCenter.

“The Denver Jewish Film Festival provides an opportunity for anyone in the greater Denver community – people of all faiths and backgrounds, film lovers and international film buffs – to watch a variety of one-of-a-kind movies that are not available in other theaters in Colorado,” said Steve Wilson, executive artistic director of the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center. “We are thrilled to announce the incredible line-up of films in the 2019 film festival.”

“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. “We are extremely proud to continue our support of this annual tradition.”

The 2019 Denver Jewish Film Festival includes 30 Colorado premieres, 10 Denver premieres, 13 films by female filmmakers and eight films by first-time feature filmmakers. Four of the films at the festival are their respective countries’ submissions for 2019 Best Foreign Language Academy Award including:
  • Russia, Sobibor
  • Israel, The Cakemaker
  • Austria, The Waldheim Waltz
  • Slovakia, The Interpreter
All seating is reserved for screenings in the Elaine Wolf Theatre and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Tickets to each film are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Multi-film packages are also available for purchase at varying costs. Festival tickets can be purchased at

The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center box office is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street and is open for phone inquiries Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (12 p.m. – 5 p.m. for walk up business) and one hour before all screenings. For more information and to order tickets, visit or call (303) 316-6360.


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