13th Parish is a new Film & Music Festival based in Jersey, Channel Islands, in partnership with our neighbours in every direction.



The dates for our 2020 festival are 14th-17th May and our online film entry system is now open. Submissions can be made here.

If you would like to find out about getting involved with 13th Parish in a practical way, through sponsorship or partnership we would be very glad to hear from you.  All queries should be made here.



The first 13th Parish Festival took place  on 17th-19th May at the Jersey Arts Centre and was a great success.  We would like to offer sincere thanks all the generous festival angels, sponsors, partners, members and audience for such excellent support. Starting something new can be risky and the team has been delighted with the feedback we’ve had from all quarters. So THANK YOU ONE AND ALL!


13th Parish has established three competitions in its first year;

The POMME D’OR Prize for Best International Short Film was selected by a Jury panel comprised of  Ros Byrne-Shore, Martha MacDonald and Martin Green (Chair)  See here for full details of the prize winning entries.

The Jenny Lecoat Award for for screenplays with a female focus was open to all writers with a Channel Island association. See here to find out about the winning scripts and jury statements.

The Opening Shots competition was open to all Channel Islanders under the age of 20. Films had to be under three minutes long and made entirely with a cameraphone. See here for the details of our winning entry.

Full details of these awards and jury statements can be downloaded here.

The inaugural 13th Parish Squeaky Chicken Prize for Musical Excellence was awarded to the musically excellent Joe Hogben and the Nepotists. See here for details.


In case you want to see what you missed, our first festival programme can now be downloaded HERE.

About Us

The 13th Parish Festival of Independent Film and Music is a not for profit organisation. It’s core purpose is to make a positive contribution to Jersey’s cultural environment.  It does this by presenting exciting international film, encouraging the local film-making community and providing a platform for musicians and other media arts on the island. It is run by a voluntary board of experienced artists, arts administrators and festival professionals.

13th Parish aims to hold a main festival event each Spring, with other musical and audiovisual projects planned throughout the year.

The festival has established a membership scheme to foster community engagement and participation. Members are encouraged to take an active role in the organisation and contribute towards its artistic direction.

All queries should be directed to info@13thparish.org.je

Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Parishioners



Kindly supported by our Founding Sponsors