The 13th Parish is Jersey’s International Film Festival. Each year we bring the very best of contemporary film to the island – new work from all over the world, in every genre, all hand picked and lovingly curated for your entertainment and amazement. Although we are not an ‘arthouse’ festival we do consider film to be an art, and that the experience of sharing it as an audience is what it is really made for. We can guarantee that you will very rarely see films like these on streaming sites or in commercial cinemas. We are fortunate to have the excellent Jersey Arts Centre as our venue partner, who make this all possible.
Alongside our international film programme, we also aim to encourage the creativity of islanders, through training courses, talks with experts, and by acknowledging the work that is carried out in Jersey and other channel islands. We offer opportunities for the public to participate in activities that we organise during the festival itself and other projects throughout the year. You are also very welcome to show your support by becoming a member of the festival, bringing new ideas to the table, volunteering and of course availing of special offers.
The 2024 festival will take place from May 23rd-26th, and we will have a one-day ‘taster’ event on October 13th this year. Do put those dates in your diary, and follow us on social media for further updates. You can look at the archive section here to see what we’ve been up to so far.
The 13th Parish is a young festival that each year grows in reputation, both at home and on the international stage. You are welcome to join us on the journey ahead.