‘The Reason I Jump’ Festival Screenings & Release

The Reason I Jump launched at Sundance Film Festival in January 2020, and is now screening at festivals around the world prior to its general release. Details of the US Release on January 8th can be found here.

Below are upcoming festivals, most of which are virtual. This means you can watch a scheduled stream of the film (usually limited to either the region or country of the festival). The links direct you to ticket info.


The film is currently on release in the US and Canada here:

USA via Kino Marquee with advance Home Video here.

Canada via Blue Ice Docs.

The UK release is scheduled for end of April/early May with the wider international release later in the year.


Jan 7-10 Calgary International Film Festivals (Top Docs), Canada

Dec 4-23 Istanbul Film Festival IKSV, Turkey

Dec 3-15 2020 Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival, Israel

Dec 3-7 2020 Hamptons Documentary Festival, USA

Nov 14-21 2020 Cameraimage Film Festival + Q&A, Poland

Nov 18 2020 Doha Film Institute Ajyal Film Festival + Q&A, UAE

Nov 11-29 2020 DocNYC + Q&A, USA

Nov 6-14 2020 Guelph Film Festival, Canada

Nov 6-10 2020 Free Zone Belgrade Human Rights FF, + Q&A Serbia

Nov 5-11 2020 Denver Film Festival, USA: WINNER – Maysles Award Best Documentary Feature

Oct 15-29 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival, USA

Oct 26-Nov 1 2020 ReelAbilities Film Festival NJ, USA

Oct 24 2020 Valladolid IFF – Semici, Spain

Oct 23 2020 Rome Film Festival, Italy: WINNER – Sorriso Diverso Award (Best Foreign Film)

Oct 16-22 2020 Montclair Film Festival, USA

Oct 16-25 2020 Tallgrass Film Festival, USA

Oct 14-25 2020 Chicago International Film Festival + Q&A, USA

Oct 15 2020 Silbersalz Science & Media Festival, Germany

Oct 9-17 2020 Hot Springs Doc Film Fest  + Q&A, USA

Oct 6-10 2020 Haifa International Film Festival + Q&A, Israel

Oct 9-10 2020 Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia

Oct 9 2020 London Film Festival  + Q&A

Oct 8-9 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival, USA

Oct 8 2020 Bright Lights Film Series + Q&A, USA

Oct 1 2020 Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic

Sep 26-30 Docville, Belgium

Sep 24-Oct 9 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada: WINNER – Audience Award – International Documentary and Impact Award

Sep 23-Oct 4 2020 Athens International Film Festival, Greece

Sep 17-24 2020 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

Sep 16-20 2020 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Sep 16-23 2020 Lemesos International Doc Festival

Sep 11-15 2020 Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary Film Festival

Sep 4-13 2020 Millenium Against Gravity, Poland

Aug 7–25, 2020 Dokufest, Kosovo

Jun 17-21 2020 AFI Docs, USA

April 30-May 2020 Hot Docs, Canada

Mar 23-28 2020 CPH:DOX, Denmark

Mar 13-21 2020 SXSW Film Festival, USA

Mar 6-9 2020 One World Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

Jan 23-Feb 3 2020 Sundance Film Festival: WINNER – Audience Award – International Documentary