The 2019 AJFF Comes to a Triumphant Close


After 21 unforgettable days of international cinema, the 19th annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has concluded. AJFF proudly hosted some 38,000 moviegoers at theaters across metro Atlanta, including our spacious new home at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center.

As reflected in our 2019 tagline, “see the world on film,” audiences were treated to a diverse collection of 76 films from 24 countries, enhanced by the expertise and unique perspective of filmmakers, actors, scholars, community leaders and other engaging guest speakers.

Through indelible characters and universal stories, and the exploration of transformational historical figures and events, this year’s festival again demonstrates the power of film not only to entertain and educate, but to serve as a catalyst for community connection and dialogue.

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is also pleased to announce this year’s Audience Awards and Jury Prizes.

A distinguished panel of filmmakers, industry leaders, critics, academics and students selected winners in six Jury Prize categories, while festivalgoers submitted ballots for popular picks for Best Narrative, Best Documentary and Best Short Film.

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival wishes to extend our deepest appreciation to all those who support the annual festival, including our funders, community partners, Board of Directors and volunteers, and of course our loyal audience.

Though the festival has come to a close, AJFF remains active year round, offering a variety of programming initiatives that connect the film arts and Jewish culture with diverse audiences.

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As always, maintaining audience satisfaction remains our top priority. Please be sure to take our annual survey.

We can only do more of this with more of you!