The Ballots are Counted, and the Winner is...!


After each AJFF screening, you received a ballot allowing you to rank the film. The results have been tallied, and we are thrilled to announce the winners of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Audience Awards.

These films will return to theaters for a special encore screening at a future date. Stay tuned for further details and ticketing information.

Best Narrative: Apples from the Desert

The rebellious daughter of ultra-Orthodox parents journeys into the secular world in a romantic coming-of-age tale that explores themes of love, reconciliation and tradition versus modernity. This adaptation of an award-winning play is nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards. Read more >>

Best Documentary: Above and Beyond
A ragtag band of volunteer airmen mobilizes in the skies above Israel to fight for the fledgling nation’s survival, turning the tide of Israel’s War of Independence, and laying the foundation for its Air Force. Director Roberta Grossman’s mesmerizing, often humorous film is the first feature to chronicle this gallant, daring and heroic wartime escapade. Read more >>

Best Short: A Good Story
An elderly woman deeply covets a broken jug in an antiques store near the German-Polish border. Raindance Film Festival Best Short prize-winner. Read more >>