Call for Entries

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a 23-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. The largest film festival in Atlanta, and among the world’s largest Jewish film festivals, AJFF attracts an audience of more than 37,500 filmgoers.

Moviegoers cast their ballots for the best narrative and documentary films of the festival, with winners receiving the AJFF Audience Award. Winning films are honored with a special encore screening and statuette. Six Jury Prizes are also awarded each year, deliberated upon by a distinguished panel of industry, press, and academic leaders.


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Submission Deadlines and Entry Fees
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017. $15.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
Late Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017. $20.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
FilmFreeway Extended Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017. $30.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
WAB Extended Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017. $30.00 (USD) nonrefundable.

Submission Guidelines
AJFF is open to U.S. and international entries. English language or English subtitles only. Submission materials will not be returned (unless requested and a SASE provided). To qualify for consideration, all submissions must have some cultural or historical relevance to the Jewish experience or life in Israel. Industrial and instructional works are not eligible.

AJFF retains sole discretion to accept or decline submissions for any reason. Submission of a film does not guarantee exhibition in the festival. The decision of the AJFF Film Evaluation Committee is final.

AJFF will consider all films regardless of any prior or pending commercial, theatrical or television play. However, preference is given to those entries that have not been viewed previously within the Atlanta market. Selected film entries will be directly notified at least two months prior to the festival. Declined applicants will be notified by email following the decision of the AJFF Film Evaluation Committee.

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