AJFF Playback Shorts Week Four Results

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s 20th anniversary season continues online with an interactive film contest. We invite you, our loyal audience, to cast a vote for your favorite films from our festival vault, and help determine which will claim the title of “2020 AJFF Playback Winner" in the categories of short, documentary, and narrative.

A Good Uplift vs. The Kiss


A Good Uplift
Dir: Cheryl Furjanic, Eve Lederman, Faye Lederman • USA • 2002 • 13 mins • English

A lighthearted look inside a Lower East Side lingerie shop, where owner and Jewish grandmother Magda will size you up, hook you in and set you free in the perfect bra. Featured at the 2007 AJFF.


The Kiss
Dir: Paul Fischer • USA • 2003 • 9 mins • Yiddish, with subtitles

This Yiddish-language gem tells the story of a young girl who seeks a kiss from her father, who is too preoccupied with his religion to notice her. Featured at the 2005 AJFF.

Jerry-Atric: One Comic's 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom vs. Kid Yamaka


Jerry-Atric: One Comic's 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom
Dir: Leanna Adams • USA • 2015 • 18 mins • English

Undeterred by age or misfortune, an Atlanta comedy legend keeps plugging away at his decades-old showbiz career, determined to get the last laugh. Featured at the 2016 AJFF.


Kid Yamaka
Dir: Matt Ogens • USA • 2016 • 14 mins • English

An up-and-coming boxer's troubled background, and his path from juvenile delinquency to personal redemption through faith and family. Featured at the 2017 AJFF.

See the Results on Who Gets to Advance to the Next Round