In 2016, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival launched the Icon Award for Contributions to the Cinematic Arts. The hugely successful event received much fanfare, as we honored the life and work of multi-hyphenate, Lawrence Kasdan.
This annual event is intended to spotlight exemplary artists and industry professionals, all of whom have upheld the tradition of artistic excellence in film, informed by a Jewish subject or sensibility. It provides yet another opportunity for AJFF to explore the world of film in its broadest terms, and showcase not just a single film, but a singular filmmaker.
We can't wait to announce, in coming months, the name of our second Icon honoree. In the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about our inaugural Icon, Lawrence Kasdan.