Press Release

Maine Jewish Film Festival selects executive and artistic director

PORTLAND, Maine – The Maine Jewish Film Festival announced the appointment of Louise Rosen of Brunswick as the new executive and artistic director of the festival.

Louise Rosen has played a leading role in Maine’s media community for just under a decade, serving as vice chairwoman of the Maine Film and Video Association, on the board of the Maine Media Workshops and College and as a board member and adviser with other media arts organizations nationally and internationally. Rosen started her career with WGBH/Boston.

Festival Board President Fred Farber, “We are delighted to have Louise on board as our executive and artistic director as the Maine Jewish Film Festival enters its sixteenth year of operation. MJFF serves an important role in enhancing the cultural diversity of Maine and Louise’s tremendous range of experience will serve us well.”

Rosen plans to build upon the festival’s already established relationships with institutions and groups such as University of Southern Maine, MECA, the Salt Institute and Maine’s LGBTQ community, as well as seek further opportunities to connect with other schools, libraries and organizations.

Rosen provides consulting services to filmmakers and production companies, advising them on project development, finance, production, marketing and distribution strategies. Her portfolio includes Oscar, Emmy Sundance, Prix-Italia and other award-winning films.

Since its inception in 1998 MJFF has presented more than 300 films in venues across greater Portland and select sites throughout the state. The festival has brought more than 80 guest artists to engage with the community and sold more than 32,000 tickets to both Jewish and non-Jewish audiences.

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