Screenings, Showings and Festivals

Attention all film lovers and filmmakers! Following our desire to entertain, inspire and delight you, we have partnered with professionals in the film industry to bring independent films and internationally acclaimed film festivals right here to The Public Theatre.


Manhattan Short Film Festival

A unique and exciting opportunity to see Oscar nominated films created by the next generation of filmmakers from around the world.

Be a part of a global audience as ten short films are shown in over 350 cities across six continents over a one week period. Each audience member receives a voting ballot to determine the winners in this exciting film festival offering a unique and exciting opportunity to see and vote for Oscar eligible and nominated short films.

Many finalists of the film festival have been nominated for an Oscar, making it an exciting opportunity to see the next generation of filmmakers

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Maine Jewish Film Festival

We are proud to be a venue for this growing festival which aims to “enrich, educate and entertain a diverse community about the global Jewish experience” through the power of film.

The Prince of EgyptThe Maine Jewish Film Festival is dedicated to engaging, educating, and entertaining a diverse audience.  MJFF welcomes the opportunity to present a story that has resonance for many in our Maine community.

The Maine Jewish Film Festival is proud to present this special free family film program at The Public Theatre on Thursday, February 20th at 2pm.  Featuring the animated musical drama The Prince of Egypt, this program is designed for families with children (the film is rated PG). An engaging retelling of the Passover story, The Prince of Egypt is sure to be appreciated by adults and kids alike.

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Join us to view short films by, for and about women in this national film festival that helps raise funds for local non-profits.


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