Jersey International Film Festival – The 13th Parish

2023-05-13 - 2023-05-17 All day

Move over Spielberg! Film festival calls for Channel Island filmmakers

Ever wanted to make a film? Jersey International Film Festival – the 13th Parish Festival – is holding a completely free filmmaking course between the 13th – 17th May and is looking for budding directors who wish to see their film on the big screen, alongside features straight from Sundance and Venice film festivals.

The Kino Jersey project will take place a week before the festival and is open to anyone aged 16+, from complete beginners to seasoned filmmakers. The 13th Parish Festival itself will run at the Jersey Arts Centre 18th-21st May and features award-wining cinematic features, a new virtual reality element, plus family-friendly screenings and inspirational talks.

Partnering for the second year with French film festival Off-Courts Trouville, the 13th Parish Festival will bring filmmaking experts to Jersey to support the Kino Jersey event. Islanders will be able to take advantage of the long-time experience of Off-Courts’ team and take their film from concept to being shown on the big screen at the Arts Centre during the 13th Parish Film Festvial.

Festival director Tony Langois stated ‘We are putting this out to as many people as possible, because we want to champion local talent and show that Jersey and the Channel Islands are full of creativity. Jersey is a wonderful place to make films and we are passionate about highlighting that and attracting more people to the island for film projects. Whether you’re a media student with a budding idea or an experienced artist looking for more connections, taking part in Kino Jersey is a unique and wonderful oppurtinity. We also hope the community gets behind our local talent and comes to see all their films at the Arts Centre during the festival. It’ll be quite the event!’

To reserve a space or enquire about the Kino Jersey filmmaking, contact Jooj Duquemin at [email protected]

Tickets for the festival released 1st May 2023 at


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