Welcome to the 13th Parish

Jersey International Film Festival

23rd- 26th May 2024
Jersey Arts Centre
Welcome to Jersey’s International Film Festival

The 13th Parish is Jersey’s International Film Festival, which this year took place on May  23rd -26th. We bring the very best of contemporary film to the island – new work from all  over the world, in every genre, carefully curated for your entertainment and amazement.  

2024 was a very successful year for us, which saw a steady growth in audience numbers and  submissions from local and international film-makers. Our Kino film-making project attracted more  participants (and made more films) than before, and the ‘Wall is a Screen’ cinematic tour of St  Helier was once a gain a big hit. The Virtual Reality experience, featuring the work of David  Lobser, was definitively out of this world, and massively appreciated. We have to thank our  international partners, Off-Courts Kino (Trouville), Wall is a Screen (Hamburg) and Jamie Pallot (New York) for their enormous contributions to our project. 

A first for this year was the inclusion of film programmes from the Portuguese Film Agency, to  mark the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, and from the National Film Board of Canada,  for films that made connections between Jersey and Quebec. We were also delighted to have two  directors from the United States, John Schulz and John MacDonald, who not only shared their  excellent work but discussed it with us. Rebecca Coley, a local film-maker and festival director in  her own right, was ‘in conversation’ as part of a talks series kindly supported by Soroptimists  International.  

Our venue partner is the excellent Jersey Arts Centre and we are especially grateful for the  continued support of the Government of Jersey through the Creative Island Partnership

Each year the reputation for this young and ambitious festival grows, both at home and on the  international festival stage. You are most welcome to join us on this adventure. We look forward to  seeing you very soon! 

À bientôt 

The 13th Parish makes two awards each year, both the result of deliberations by expert juries. These  are for the best International Short Film and the best Jersey and Channel Islands film. 

These awards recognise the very best of dozens of films that are shown at the festival, and such  commendations can make a big difference to the careers of early film professionals. Awards also  make a statement about the quality and artistic vision of the festival itself, and the 13th parish is  very grateful to the hard-working jury members who came to these conclusions.

The results are as follows: 

Prix d’Honneur of the 13th Parish Festival Mar Mama by Majdi El Omari 

Jersey and Channel Islands Award For Best Film: Usurp The Destroyer by Patrick Swan and  Edward Palmer (Jersey)  

Full details of the awards and jury statements are available here.

Our Partners

2024 Team Credits

  • Festival Director: Tony Langlois
  • Finance Manager: Phillip Hogben
  • Film Programmer: Úna Langlois
  • Special Projects: Jooj duQuemin
  • Industry Liaison: Steve Carter
  • VR Curator: James Pallot
  • Press & Marketing: Liana Summers-Shaw, The Refinery
  • Awards artist: Glyn Roberts
  • Festival Design: Double Marvellous
  • Website: SimpleSites.ie
  • Jersey & CI Jury: Mick Hannigan
  • Guest Liaison and Poster Design: Marc Medland

Social Media

Advisory Group

  • Bruce Labey
  • Jenny Lecoat
  • Terry O’Connor
  • Matthew Hogben
  • Jamie Pallot
  • Mick Hannigan

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