12th Annual 2019 Athens Jewish Film Festival
March 21–25, 2020
2020 Gala Tickets & Festival Passes on Sale Soon!
See Below for Details.
★ the FIRST 2020 FESTIVAL FREE SPECIAL EVENT JANUARY 12!
The 2020 Athens Jewish Film Festival will feature it’s first pre-festival special film event with a 30th anniversary screening of “Avalon,” Barry Levinson’s classic filmic look at the evolution of a Jewish immigrant family, and the effects of media and suburbanization on that family’s lives. More Info >>
★ SHORTS COMPETITION ENTRIES FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL close december 13th!
If you have a short film that you are eager to submit to our 2020 Festival, go HERE for submission requirements & a link to the Submission Form.
2020 Film Selections…
Our Film Selection Committee is narrowing down the final selections from the 70 or so films submitted for our 5-day 2020 Festival.
Check back often for updates of our film screenings, festival news, and other Festival Events. While the updates are in process, you’re welcome to browse our pages and check out the quality of film fare & events we delivered for the 2019 festival.
The 2019 Athens JFF Festival kicked off with a 3rd-year-in-a-row sold out Opening Night Gala & Opening Night Film—”The Exception” starring Christopher Plummer—followed by 4 more days with 8 more feature films, 3 shorts, and other special events.
★ "ATHENS BANNER-HERALD" SAYS ‘THE 2019 [ATHENS JFF] LINEUP IS AN EXPERTLY CURATED SELECTION OF DYNAMIC AND COMPELLING CINEMA THAT YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE.’
★ 2019 FESTIVAL AWARDS & FAVORITES ANNOUNCED!
The attendees of the 11th annual Athens JFF scored the films they viewed, giving us the Fan Favorite “Shoelaces” by Jacob Goldwasser, Director, Israel. Ninety three percent of attendees rated the film as “Excellent.”
The Human Rights Award Winner is “An Act of Defiance” by Jean van de Velde, Director, South Africa & Netherlands.
The Shorts Competition Award Winner is “Autoneurotic” by Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion, Directors, Canada. See other Shorts Award Winners.
2020 Opening Night Gala & Opening Night Film
Tickets & Information
The 2020 Athens JFF will continue our expanded 5-day schedule of films & events for an enhanced festival experience.
Our 2020 festival will begin on March 21 with a Celebratory Gala at the Georgia Museum of Art on the UGA campus.
Mama’s Boy will present an exceptional dinner, paired with light adult beverages.
After the Gala, we’ll be screening our opening night film—to be announced soon.
Your Opening Night Gala Tickets cover the entire evening’s events, and will be available soon for $65.00.
The Festival Pass allows patrons to attend our Opening Night Film following our Gala,* in addition to viewing all Athens Ciné screenings of feature films & the Shorts Competition winners, March 21-25, 2020.
Your Pass will also include the Closing Night Film with noshes @Ciné Lab. You can enjoy substantial savings over single ticket prices on all 9 feature films & series of shorts when you buy Festival Passes!
Festival Passes for the 2020 festival will be available soon for $55.00.
*Festival Pass patrons will be seated at the Opening Night Film after Gala patrons have been seated.
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The journey that we have taken together over our first decade has led to our ever-burgeoning success—from the festival’s birth to its communally nurtered growth—and would not have been possible without you! See Barbette Hauser’s musings in “Flagpole.”
We greatly appreciate your support!