AJFF Kicks Off 2022 with a Series of Free Shorts


To whet your appetite for the upcoming festival, we're doing something unprecedented: a FREE SHORT FILM EVERY WEEK in the Virtual Cinema, starting Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

This specially-curated collection of new shorts is brought to you by the Helen Marie Stern Fund, it's 100% free and must-see, and another perfect opportunity to try out the Virtual Cinema before the festival begins.

Note: If you have any questions, visit How-To Watch in the Virtual Cinema for an FAQ and how-to videos.


Two Sides of Survival

Documentary • 32 min.
Available January 19, 2022
through January 25, 2022

Wartime stories of East and West converge in this little-known account of resilience and survival by Jewish and Chinese refugees.


The Day Before Creation

Narrative • 37 min.
Available January 26, 2022
through February 1, 2022

A father and daughter take an animated, mystical journey into the meaning of ancient Jewish texts.



Eddy's World

Documentary • 29 min.
Available January 5, 2022
through January 11, 2022

An endlessly curious toy inventor shares his creative passions and optimistic life philosophy.

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No Limits

Narrative • 21 min.
Available January 12, 2022
through January 18, 2022

A heart-wrenching drama based on a true story involving a carjacking, a baby, and Israeli-Palestinian relations.

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Our 2022 free shorts will release weekly via the Virtual Cinema Jan. 5 through Jan. 26, 2022. Tickets are required, but complimentary. Each title is available to stream for 7 days.