What is the AJFF Icon Award?

03/25/2016
  Purchase Your Tickets for the 2016 Icon Award Honoring Lawrence Kasdan  

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce the Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts, and our inaugural honoree: writer, director, and producer Lawrence Kasdan. What exactly is the Icon Award, and what will happen when Mr. Kasdan accepts the inaugural honors on Sunday, May 22 at the Woodruff Arts Center?

What is the Icon Award

Awarded annually, the Icon Award honors exemplary artists who've upheld the tradition of artistic excellence in film, informed directly or indirectly by a Jewish subject or sensibility, and who inspire preeminence in filmmaking worldwide. While this is a new signature initiative by AJFF, for this inaugural year, we're proud to co-present the award in partnership with ArtsATL, and we could not be more excited to showcase the incredible career of Lawrence Kasdan.

For those who know his work, Mr. Kasdan's gifts of storytelling and craftmanship are held in the highest regard. From his work on the Star Wars franchise to his poignant ensemble character dramas, for the past four decades, he has been weaving magic on the silver screen. We're honored to have Mr. Kasdan join us here in Atlanta to receive his award and engage in conversation about his work and influences.

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Auditorium

The AJFF Icon Award will be presented in a special program at the Woodruff Arts Center's Rich Auditorium on Sunday, May 22, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM. The event will feature a live Q&A with the 67-year-old filmmaker, as he reflects on his filmography and life experiences in an intimate conversation with Catherine Fox, co-founder of ArtsATL. Immediately following this program, at approximately 8:30 PM, those with VIP tickets will be able to greet Mr. Kasdan and continue the celebration of his career while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and drinks at Twelve Eighty restaurant and lounge.

The Full VIP Experience (NOW SOLD OUT)

VIP tickets are priced at $200/individual or $350/pair for exclusive access to the post-program reception with Mr. Kasdan.

General Admission available May the 4th

General Admission tickets include entry to the 7:00 PM program, during which Mr. Kasdan will speak on his career and influences. These tickets are also on sale now.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Icon Award, you can learn more about the various levels and benefits, or contact Lesli Greenberg directly at lesli@ajff.org or 770-298-0575.

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