The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is currently accepting applications to serve on the 2017 AJFF Film Evaluation Committee. Members pre-screen and evaluate film entries for the world's largest Jewish film festival, and Atlanta's largest film festival of any kind.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to present a special screening of the documentary film, HAVANA CURVEBALL, co-presented with the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA). The event will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 1:30 PM at the MJCCA (5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody). This film is appropriate for all audiences.
The inaugural Icon Award, honoring Lawrence Kasdan, and presented in partnership with ArtsATL is made possible by the generous support of arts lovers and community partners, including MailChimp. See the full list of 2016 Icon Award sponsors and partners, and send them your thanks today.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations this month, a satire about Adolf Hitler, a classic fairytale re-told, and a film penned by our innagural Icon Award honoree.
The 2016 Icon Award honoree is perhaps best known for his writing credits on the Star Wars films Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens, or perhaps the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, which kicked off the Indiana Jones franchise. But his career as a writer, director, and producer goes much further.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce the Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts. What exactly is the Icon Award and what happens on Sunday, May 22 when screenwriter-director Lawrence Kasdan accepts the inaugural honors?
Help AJFF celebrate the distinguished career and filmmaking talents of Lawrence Kasdan. Supporters of the Icon Award have a unique opportunity to join AJFF in celebrating a premier contributor to the cinematic arts and the broader culture. Your support enhances the vitality of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and ArtsATL as leading institutions in these arenas.
AJFF has established its Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts, with distinguished director, screenwriter and producer Lawrence Kasdan accepting the inaugural honor on May 22, 2016, co-presented with ArtsATL. Tickets for the event will be on sale in the coming weeks at AJFF.org.
From the big screen to the small, we have some ideas about what to watch this month. Among our recommendations this month, an Academy Award winner, a film penned by our innagural Icon Award honoree, and a film previously screened at AJFF.
You voted and To Step Forward Myself won Best Short for the 2016 AJFF Audience Awards presented by the Helen Marie Stern Memorial Fund. Before you see the film again or with someone new, take a look at director Yael Luttwak's note about the film. She will be at a post-film Q&A for the March 6 screening.
The ballots have been counted and the 2016 AJFF Audience Awards presented by the Helen Marie Stern Memorial Fund have been announced! Get your tickets now to see the winning films at special screenings on Sunday, March 6 at GTC Merchants Walk.
After 23 days, 184 screenings (including 15 encores of our most popular films), and eight different venues across the metro area, the 2016 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has come to a close. We're incredibly proud of continuing our tradition of delivering the best experience for our festival goers as the world's largest Jewish film festival.
When AJFF brings the 16th annual festival to a close on February 16 with In Search of Israeli Cuisine at the Woodruff Arts Center's Symphony Hall, there's one more way you can celebrate: book a reservation and enjoy our special prix fixe dinner at Woodruff's own Table 1280.
It's called dinner and movie for a reason, or in some cases, a movie then dinner. Indulge a little, and add a bite to eat to your AJFF itinerary. We've even got a list of partner restaurants that help to feed our staff and crews, so they know how to take care of our attendees as well.
Check out a must-see pick of Professor Matthew Bernstein, chair of the department of Film and Media Studies at Emory University. For the complete list of Professor Bernstein's recommendations, take a look at the 2016 Program Guide, or check back here at AJFF.org.