PORTLAND â€“ The Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) once again turns to Maineâ€™s professional and amateur filmmakers for short film submissions for the annual independent film festival. Festival dates are March 26-31st.
MJFF screened more local films in 2010 than in the history of the festival. Canvasman was the first Maine feature documentary to ever screen, and the Festival included short films solicited through a call for entry for Bar/Bat Mitzvah films. In addition, a documentary on the local figure Sam L. Cohen was presented.
The theme for local filmmakers for the 2011 festival is Jewish Mothers. The Festival organizers hope that the topic of Jewish mothers will inspire filmmakers to mine the range of documentary, narrative, comedy and drama in exploring such a universal topic.
Films can be no more than 10 minutes in length. Submissions must be received by November 30, 2010. This is a juried competition. All filmmakers will be notified by January 15, 2011. Accepted films will be screened at our March 2011 Festival. To download an entry form and for more information, visit www.mjff.org.
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