The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a 22-day cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture and history. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Jewish and global communities.
Founded in 2000, AJFF ranks as the largest film festival in Atlanta, and second largest Jewish film festival in the United States, having attracted an audience of more than 30,000 moviegoers in 2012. This year, the festival will feature an international collection of 71 narrative and documentary films that explore the Jewish experience. Screenings are supplemented by guest appearances with filmmakers, actors, authors, academics and other expert speakers.
Moviegoers cast their ballots for the Best Narrative and Best Documentary features of the festival, as well as separate balloting for narrative and documentary short films. Winners receive the AJFF Audience Award and are honored with a special encore screening and statuette.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is a production of the Atlanta Chapter of American Jewish Committee, an international advocacy organization that works to build bridges of understanding between ethnic, religious and national groups. It is the enduring belief of American Jewish Committee that understanding grows out of shared experiences, and stories are often the best way to foster such experiences. More than just "a night at the movies," the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is contemporary storytelling with the ability to impact the way audiences feel, think and behave after leaving the theater.
AJFF is the past recipient of prestigious grants from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and National Endowment for the Arts, and generously supported by more than 250 other corporate, foundation, government and individual sponsors.
American Jewish Committee (AJC)
American Jewish Committee (AJC) has long been Building Bridges of Understanding with local, national and international leadership. For over 60 years, and with more than 1,800 member families to date, the Atlanta Chapter has been a pioneering human relations agency taking a leadership role in interfaith, interethnic, international and intra-Jewish affairs in metro Atlanta, based on shared values and mutual understanding. Through education, innovative programs, such as our award winning Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, media outreach and extensive diplomatic advocacy, AJC works to advance freedom, liberty, pluralism and mutual respect. Learn more about the Atlanta Chapter through www.ajcatlanta.org.
ACCESS, AJC's young professionals division, has had a profound impact on the Young Jewish Community for over 18 years. ACCESS engages the young professionals community through education events related to Israel, Immigration, International Diplomacy and Leadership development. Click here for more information.
In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, AJC has 29 chapters and 3 independent affiliates in the U.S., 8 overseas offices and 28 global partnerships. AJC has over 175,000 members and affiliates nationally and internationally. For more information, please visit www.ajc.org.
AJC’s approach, tackling a breadth of interests in a deliberate and diplomatic manner, contributes to a success that gains trust, earns access, and, most importantly, produces results.
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