AJFF Playback Shorts Week Six 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.

Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto vs. Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion


Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto
Dir: Sandra Schiessl • Germany • 2016 • 17 mins • German, with subtitles

The wartime tale of a Jewish boy and his dog in a Polish ghetto. Based on the Holocaust memoirs of Bat-Sheva Dagan; told through imaginative animation. Featured at the 2017 AJFF.


Hannah Cohen's Holy Communion
Dir: Shimmy Marcus • Ireland • 2013 • 13 mins • English

A feisty Irish girl is determined to join her friends for the sacrament of the Holy Communion. The only problem is, she's Jewish. Featured at the 2014 AJFF.

A Good Uplift vs. Jerry-Atric: One Comic's 77-Year Climb to the Top of the Bottom


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.


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.

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