We're excited to announce the introduction of our first-ever Jury Prizes, to be deliberated by an esteemed panel of filmmakers, journalists and experts. The inaugural Jury will pick winners across six categories, all to be announced at AJFF’s Closing Night on February 15.
The 2017 lineup is now live! This year's festival features a record number of screenings: 202 of them, showing 75 films from 24 countries. That means the countdown has begun to Wednesday, January 18, when tickets for the festival will go on sale. Now you can make your picks for the 2017 AJFF.
We want to keep you as informed and up to date as possible (literally). With anticipation building for the 17th annual festival, we break down when everything will be happening at the 2017 AJFF. Save these dates, and you won't miss out on anything!
The full line-up for the 2017 AJFF will be unveiled on January 6 and we can't wait to show you everything in store for the festival. But, as in year's past, we've got something extra special planned for Opening, Closing, and Young Professionals Nights. We thought we'd fill you in a little early on these films.
AJFF attracts some of the most talented, passionate people. We rely heavily on this village – our staff, our sponsors, our volunteers, and our audience – to make AJFF a world-class cultural event. This month, meet Jim Bowhall, of Magick Lantern, who creates the brilliant animation you see at the beginning of each film.
AJFF is committed to ensuring the greatest possible access to the festival, for everyone in our community. To that end, we've taken a number of steps to make it easier for festivalgoers to enjoy all of the amazing movies we'll be screening between January 24 and February 15.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival couldn't exist without the tireless efforts of our volunteers. Find out how you can volunteer for the 2017 AJFF.
You may have noticed a sneak peek at the line-up for this year's festival on AJC.com. Take a look as we unveil our first seven films, and a little about what is yet to come.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations is Natalie Portman's latest, a documentary about Leonard Nimoy filled with those who loved him best, and two Spielberg films.
Love the idea of covering Atlanta’s largest film festival? Want exposure to 23 days of non-stop international and independent cinema? How about the chance to cover one of Atlanta’s premiere events at seven different venues? Then you should probably sign up to help cover this year’s AJFF.
With every artistic endeavor, there are arguments, and with every medium, especially film, there are tropes we all know and recognize. Some clichés we love, others we only tolerate, but one trope worth reexamining is the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. Bernadette Bridges took a look at the trend.
We've told you when the 2017 AJFF will be; between January 24 and February 15. Now we're excited to announce where the festival will screen: at seven venues, including two additions, that will open up more seats for more audiences across the city.
As plans continue for the 2017 AJFF, we are proud to announce that this year, we are partnering with Second Helpings Atlanta (SHA) to rescue any surplus food at Opening Night. It will then be delivered to one of SHA’s partner agencies feeding those in need. Read more about AJFF and SHA.
Throughout the calendar year, AJFF is working to engage and interact with the community on a deeper level. We were incredibly excited to kick-off a renewed Community Engagement focus for the coming year at our recent Breakfast of Champions event.
We continue our look at classic films with a Jewish connection through minimalist posters with Fiddler on the Roof. Nominated for eight Oscars, the 1971 film wound up winning three and has certainly held up over the years.