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February Events...

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)
  • Australian International Documentary Conference
  • Belgrade International Film Festival
  • Festival des Images aux Mots
  • Glasgow Film Festival
  • Human Rights Watch Film Festival
  • LesFlicks LGBT History Month
  • Magnolia Independent Film Festival
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival
  • Oaxaca FilmFest
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Pride: Bloomington's LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Queer Film Festival: University of Oregon
  • Queer Lens
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival
  • Salento Rainbow Film Fest
  • Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival
  • Tag! Queer Shorts Festival!
  • Tels Quels Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF)

Wednesday, 17 February 2021 until Sunday, 28 February 2021

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a celebration of international and independent cinema, Atlanta’s largest film festival and the world’s premier Jewish film festival attracts nearly 40,000 filmgoers. AJFF showcases a diverse collection of outstanding narrative and documentary works that broadly explore universal themes of identity, history and culture, as well as life in the State of Israel.

UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19:

Due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, dates and exhibition details for next year's Atlanta Jewish Film Festival are under review. Stay tuned for further announcements from AJFF, as we determine when and how to best present the work of filmmakers, while also ensuring a safe and high-quality experience for festivalgoers. Thank you for your support and understanding as the film community navigates this unprecedented situation together.

AJFF Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature
AJFF Audience Award winners are determined by popular vote of the festival audience, with moviegoers ranking each film on a scale of 1 to 4. The narrative feature (minimum 40 minutes) receiving the highest average ranking wins that category. The winning narrative feature is honored by receiving a special statuette.

AJFF Audience Award, Best Short
AJFF Audience Award winners are determined by popular vote of the festival audience, with moviegoers ranking each film on a scale of 1 to 4. The short film (under 40 minutes) receiving the highest average ranking wins that category. The winning short is honored by receiving a special statuette.

AJFF Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature
AJFF Audience Award winners are determined by popular vote of the festival audience, with moviegoers ranking each film on a scale of 1 to 4. The documentary feature (minimum 40 minutes) receiving the highest average ranking wins that category. The winning narrative feature is honored by receiving a special statuette.

Select films are also eligible for a number of Jury Prizes at each annual festival:

Narrative Jury Prize
The Narrative Prize goes to the feature-length fiction film that exceeds
all others in total artistry, direction, script, cinematography, acting,
and overall storytelling.

Documentary Jury Prize
The Documentary Prize goes to the feature-length non-fiction film that
exceeds all others in total artistry, direction, script, cinematography
and overall storytelling.

Shorts Jury Prize
The Shorts Prize goes to the film, with a run time of 40 minutes or
fewer, which exceeds all others in total artistry, direction, script,
cinematography, acting, and overall storytelling.

Emerging Filmmaker Jury Prize
An Emerging Filmmaker Prize will be awarded to a rising creative
talent, whose film shows exceptional skill and artistry.

Building Bridges Jury Prize
Honoring the film that most exemplifies AJFF's mission, informed by
founder and partner American Jewish Committee, to foster understanding among diverse religious, ethnic, and cultural communities.

Human Rights Jury Prize
The Human Rights Prize is awarded to the film that most powerfully
captures the perseverance and strength of those whose sense of
justice guides them in the face of bigotry, inequality, and persecution.