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Refocus film festival

Celebrating the art of adaptation

Coming Fall 2023
See Past Films

26 Films and PErformances,
4 Days, 1 pass

Movie lovers will rejoice at the opportunity to take in multiple films each day, with screenings preceded by performances by local artists to form a kaleidoscopic impression of the many artistic disciplines that inform our big screen experience.
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festivities, conversations, Happy Hours And art

Refocus Film Festival is much more than films. Go deeper into the films through filmmaker and author dialogues, curated alongside Iowa City Book Festival.
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Our mission is to challenge, inspire, educate, and entertain our diverse communities through the shared discovery of film. The festival experience is meant to be enjoyed as a community. If you're interested in supporting our mission, please donate, volunteer, or sponsor.
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Presenting Sponsor

We’re thrilled to have James Investment Group, Inc. as our presenting sponsor for the festival!

Sponsorships help make our festival possible, supporting screening fees, artist travel, live performances and all the festivities that make it a fest.
James Investment Group
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