The film festival takes place Feb. 9-28, with screenings, panels and other special events spread across different Cincinnati theaters including The Cincinnati Museum Center, Esquire Theatre, Kenwood Theatre, Mariemont Theatre and the Mayerson JCC. The opening night festivities will conclude with desserts, a photo booth and free admission to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. Opening night tickets $36-$40; festival passes $65-$75. Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate. mayersonjcc.org.