The most exciting part of the annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is the movies. But what completes the festival experience are the firsthand insights from filmmakers, actors, writers, experts and other special guests. These introductory speakers and post-film Q&A sessions provide context and enhance the movie magic, giving audiences a chance to learn more directly from those who know the films and subject matter best.
We’re proud to partner with the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta for our upcoming festival. Just for us, they’ve got a special AJFF rate for the duration of the festival, from January 24 to February 15, 2017.
The 2017 AJFF by the numbers: How many films? How many premieres? How many minutes would you spend watching if you screened every single film in the 2017 lineup? If you run out of film descriptions to chat about, try talking numbers!
Tickets for the 17th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival are now available for purchase. Get your tickets for this cinematic event returning for 23 days from January 24 to February 15 all across Atlanta. Screenings will sell out so be sure to get them today.
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.