2017 was the first time our film series was entered into the Best of Long Island Film Festival competition. We won that year and for the next seven years giving us the number one film festival for eight years in a row. Thanks to our enthusiastic audience and supporters for making us the BEST!


Screenings will be on Thursday Evenings at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Port Jefferson!!

Please read below!

With the Fall season comes an opportunity for reflection.  We have heard from some of our supporters that Mondays are already chock-filled with civic and club meetings, and lost to holidays and recovering from weekend travel.  We have also heard from SBU partners that Mondays are the busiest day and night for students and faculty alike, making it difficult to join our screenings.  The Port Jefferson Documentary Series (PJDS) had settled on Mondays as that was the only free day at one of our main venues.

So PJDS is going to change with the season to try a new screening day, Thursday, and gather at a new venue, the Methodist Church on Main Street in Port Jefferson. The church is a beloved Village landmark along Main Street, just kitty-corner from Theatre Three.  The church has a raked floor for great sight-lines and an extra meeting space behind the lovely, curved wooden pews, padded with comfy cushions for accommodating creative pre- or post-screening activities to complement the films.  Although, there are stairs to get up to the main level, handicapped guests may enter from a separate entrance which has an elevator to get to the main level. Do not worry, we are still working with Theatre Three on collaborations and hope this move only deepens and adds to our community partnerships and your enjoyment of our programming.

The Early Bird Pass is good for all 7 films which will be screened on Sept. 5th, 12th, 26th, Oct. 10th, 17th, 24th and Nov. 7th. The cost of the Early Bird Pass is $50. After the films are announced in a few weeks, the cost of the pass will go up to $58.

To buy a discounted 2024 Fall Series Pass click on Mr. Early Bird below:



The 2024 Spring Series closed after a slate of eclectic films showcasing a range of approaches and subjects for documentary film.  The Audience Award for 2024 Spring goes to UKRAINE, The Other Frontline.  In keeping with our tradition to make a donation related to the filmmakers or the issue covered by the film, we plan to make a donation to Razom to aid the people of Ukraine.

All the films were well received in terms of their scores.  More importantly, the conversations following the films were engaging and impactful. Those in-person exchanges elevate the screenings and provide a unique experience for the audience, filmmakers and guest speakers alike. We value our audience feedback and thank you for investing your time and energy in our community.  We look forward to seeing you in the Fall for our next slate of documentaries which will be announced over the summer.  Enjoy!


Warm regards,
The Film Board
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Check out this spectacular film lineup on the Summaries Page!!

The dates of our screenings are March 4, 25; April 8, 15; May 6, 13 and 20.



Memories of our screening of WE FEED PEOPLE, on May 9, 2022 at the JFK Middle School
in Port Jefferson Station: a fundraiser for Ukraine.

Memories of Our 50th Anniversary of “Woodstock ’69” Screening of WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION and Pre-screening “Wine and Woodstock” Party on 7/29/19 at Theatre Three

(Photos Courtesy of Lynn Rein and Eric Fieldstadt)


Memories of our Blues Concert and Screening of HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Film, May 20th at Theatre Three