Screenings | The Chosen People? | Joshua Gippin


OFFICIAL SELECTION - Barcelona Planet Film Festival - 2017
FINALIST - Near Nazareth Festival  NNF - 2017
AWARD WINNER - Accolade Global Film Competition - 2017 (2)
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Colortape International Film Festival - 2018

Host a screening:

This film and booklet are perfectly suited for adult education courses within your congregation or for public screenings and discussions with the broader community.

The $180 licensing fee gives you perpetual rights to show the film at your location, to charge admission, or accept donations at the door, and to add the DVD and booklet to your lending library.

The filmmaker is available to Skype or attend your screening/discussion in person for a very reasonable honorarium.

The 65 minute film can be shortened to the length you request to fit your programming needs.

The Summit of Faiths was honored to show this fantastic film. The room was filled and the audience was thoroughly engaged and excited. People of varied faith traditions really appreciated the well-presented thoughtful viewpoints. 

-Zach Friedhof, Co-founder of The Summit of Faiths

Upcoming screenings:

Jewish Film Society of St. Louis, MO, March 4, 2018

Zeitgeist Arts Center, Duluth, MN, March 12, 2018

Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, MA, April 8, 2018

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage - The Museum of Diversity and Tolerance, Cleveland, OH, April 22, 2018

Beth Emet - The Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL, April 30, 2018

The Bath Church, UCC, Akron, OH, May 30, 2018

Kehillat Israel, Pacific Palisades, CA, June 21, 2018

Colortape International Film Festival, Brisbane, Australia, time/date TBD

Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA, time/date TBD

When my committee decided to have a screening, we asked Joshua Gippin, the film’s creator, to join us for a Q&A.  Not only did the film examine the concept of "chosenness" in a thoughtful way, but Josh's warm and nonjudgemental presence prompted the many people in attendance to enthusiastically participate in a stimulating discussion afterward. Josh's ability to handle tough, probing questions and comments calmly and respectfully created a feeling in the room that gave people permission to say whatever they wanted to about this controversial topic. Our decision to bring both Josh and his film to our congregation ended up being a huge success.  

Janice Gordon, Congregation Dor Hadash

Past screenings:

Summit of Faiths, Akron, OH

Barcelona Planet Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain

Accolade Global Film Competition, La Jolla, CA

Near Nazareth Festival, Afula, Israel

Mayim Rabim, Minneapolis, MN

Rethinking Race Film Festival, The University of Akron, OH

Thank you for your consideration!

© Joshua Tree Productions, Ltd  2017