The 2018 Athens JFF Tenth Anniversary Festival Was Another Sellout Year!
Our success is due to the fabulous turnout by lovers of quality film from Athens & beyond, as well as the continued support of all our Sponsors, Advertisers & Donors!
2019 Athens Jewish Film Festival Dates
Following the success of the 2018 Festival expanding to 5 days, the 2019 Athens JFF will also run for 5 days next spring.
As the schedule of films and events fills out, along with any special pre-festival events that arise — we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
The 2019 Festival will run March 23-27, 2019.
★ ANOTHER FREE SPECIAL FILM & PANEL DISCUSSION AS PRELUDE TO 2019 ATHENS JFF FILM FESTIVAL
“Chasing Portraits” is an American woman’s emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather lost during World War II. This screening is presented by the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers in partnership with the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. A discussion with director Elizabeth Rynecki will follow the screening. Visit the News Page for more >
★ 2019 SHORTS COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN—DEADLINE IS DEC. 14TH TO SUBMIT!
Submissions are now open for consideration in our 2019 Short Film Competition. For more information, or to fill out an online submission form, visit >
★ ATHENS DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROVIDES GRANT FUNDS FOR 2018-19 ATHENS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL.
The grant, in the amount of $2,000, was announced by Downtown Athens Georgia board member Elise LeQuire, who added, “[We are] delighted to support your wonderful event!”
Opening Night Gala & Opening Night Film
Tickets & Information
The 2018 Athens Jewish Film Festival will grow to a 5-day event to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary. And, our Opening Night Gala returns to the Georgia Museum of Art on March 24, 2018 for an exceptional dinner fare with adult light beverages, sponsored in part by Mama’s Boy.
After the Gala, we’ll be screening our opening night film, “The Women’s Balcony,” (“Joyous!” — Elissa Simon, Variety).
Your Opening Night Gala Tickets cover the entire evening’s events.
The Festival Pass now 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 25-28, 2018.
Your Pass will also include the Closing Night Film @ Ciné and the Party @ Indigo. Substantial savings on all 9 films when you buy Festival Passes!
Like to party, but not buying a Festival Pass? We have you covered — individual tickets for the Closing Night Party will also be available.
Sponsorships, Print Ads, & Donations
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!
Many Thanks to Our 2018 Advertisers, Sponsors, and Donating PartnersYou can see the complete list of 2018 sponsors, donors and advertisers
who have so generously supported us on our Sponsors & Donors page.