The 23rd Annual Denver Jewish Film Festival Announces 2019 Dates

The 23rd Annual Denver Jewish Film Festival Announces 2019 Dates

Tickets now available for the festival’s 44 films showcasing newly-released Israeli and Jewish cinema featuring 30 Colorado premieres

DENVER, Colo. – 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 CenterAlamo 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.

To Dust:
Shmuel (Gèza Röhrig), a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, is distraught by the untimely death of his wife, Rivkah.


As one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier arts organizations, the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center illuminates the human experience through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at-large. The Mizel Arts and Culture Center is a Tier II member of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and is guided by a mission that is focused specifically on arts and cultural programs. A variety of programs are offered throughout the year including Denver Jewish Film Festival, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Fest), Denver Children’s Theatre, Wolf Theatre Academy, Art Academy and adult art classes. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit or call 303-316-6360.


The Staenberg – Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive family and social gathering place, guided by these timeless Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s four program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; Early Childhood Engagement, including an Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center which offers Denver Children’s Theatre, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music), Denver Jewish Film Festival, Wolf Summer Theater Academy, Art Academy and adult art classes; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; intergenerational and older adult programming like the Grandparent Connect Group and Jewish Aging Mastery Program (JAMP). The JCC Denver is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook and Instagram @jccdenver or call (303) 399-2660. 

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