Support Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston

To Our Film Festival Family,

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and per federal and state guidelines, we sadly had to cancel our 2020 festival. Even though we were deeply saddened not to experience GCFF 2020 with our audience, protecting the health and safety of our community was and remains the immediate priority and concern.

Over the last six years, the Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston (GCFF) in partnership with WCF studios/films LLC have spotlighted stories from places near and far that deserve global attention. We take pride in being a platform that exhibits unflinching films that make us care about the human condition. Our annual program showcases unconventional styles that speak to the evolution of the narrative and documentary form. Through the visual language of film, we explore sensitive stories captured by unflinching lenses held by filmmakers with the audacity to inform, inspire and visually transport audiences to that sacred place called the cinema.

We know that we are not the only small business in Boston that made the difficult decision to cancel their event in 2020, however, there are still bills and expenses that need to be paid so that we can continue our work of bringing quality programing to our community.

The majority of our festival’s costs in 2020 were spent in advance and unfortunately not recoverable. Substantial income from ticket sales were also lost, leaving our festival in a financially vulnerable position. 

It is with that in mind that we have created a GoFundMe page to help us continue our work during this difficult time.

Should you be in a position to support our mission, we will be deeply grateful for your contribution. We urge our film festival family and community to continue to take care of themselves and their loved ones.

Thank you for being part of our film festival family.
Raouf Jacob
Executive Director 
GCFF of Boston & WCF studios/films LLC


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