2017 FILM LAUNCH
This year between the 5th-10th August the Jersey Film Festival will be returning to the gardens of Howard Davis Park.
This annual Island tradition has evolved over its various incarnations since it began in 1994 when our founder, Kevin Lewis, decided to create an American style drive-in cinema for the island. Over the years the festival has wound its way into everyone’s hearts, with thousands of islanders going to Howard Davis Park each night of the festival armed with picnics, hot chocolate, and blankets to watch the chosen films.
The main aim of this movie-filled week is not just sharing a love of film, but also raising money for charity. Once again the event is free for anyone who wishes to attend, all we ask is that those who come and enjoy the festival put a few pounds in the charity collection buckets as they leave. Each year we are amazed by the Islanders’ generosity, as the amount raised each year increases. This event highlights what Jersey is about, bringing Islanders together to help others.
This year we have asked each of our corporate sponsors – The Idea Works, Condor, Dandara, FeelUnique, and Rathbones - to choose a charity and on the night of their chosen film the proceeds from the collection buckets will go to that charity. Their chosen charities this year are, the winning charity of the TIW20 award, Jersey Cheshire Homes, Jersey Hospice, Look Good Feel Better, and Autism Jersey, respectively. The money raised from showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show will go to the Song Writers Society.
“There is surely no better way to spend a summer evening, with friends and family watching a film in this gorgeous park. And knowing that we’re helping local charities at the same time only makes it better.” - Kevin Lewis.
For more details, visit our website at www.jerseyfilmfestival.com, or find us on Facebook.