Don’t miss our Opening Night Gala & Opening Night Film—”The Exception” starring Christopher Plummer—plus 4 more days with 8 more films and events.
2019 Athens Jewish Film Festival Dates
The 2019 Festival will run March 23-27, 2019.
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 continues to fill out — along with any special pre-festival events that arise — we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
★OPENING NIGHT FILM SELECTED—CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER IN "THE EXCEPTION"
The 2019 Athens JFF Opening Night Film, screening after our Opening Night Gala Dinner, has been chosen. The film is a mixture of thriller, history, and romantic intrigue.
★ SHORTS COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
The Film Screening Committee has announced that the winner of the 2019 Athens Jewish Film Festival’s Short Film Competition is “Auto Neurotic,” a production of Yid-Life Crisis, comedic filmmakers from Montreal, whose films have been previous winners at the Athens JFF festival. More >>
★ OPENING NIGHT GALA TICKETS & FESTIVAL PASSES ARE NOW ON SALE!
Attend our Opening Night Gala & Feature Film. Plus, save up to $39 over regular Ciné Adult Ticket Prices—buy a Festival Pass, good for admission to all Feature Films being screened at Ciné March 23-27, plus the Closing Night Shorts Competition & Awards, Closing Night Party and Closing Night Feature Film.
★ 2 SPECIAL FREE SCREENINGS PLUS DISCUSSION— FEB. 24 @ Ciné & March 4 @ UGA SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
“306 Hollywood” Free screening & discussion as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at Ciné Lab on Sunday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m.
And as part of UGA’s Women’s History Month Film Screening Series, the award-winning documentary “RBG” will be screened March 4 @ 6:30 pm. Also
★ ATHENS DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PROVIDES GRANT FUNDS FOR 2019 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 2019 Athens JFF will continue to follow our expanded 5-day schedule that began with last year’s 10th Anniversary Festival.
Our 2019 festival will begin on March 23 with a Celebratory Gala at Wall & Broad in Downtown Athens.
LRG Provisions will present an exceptional dinner, paired with light adult beverages.
After the Gala, we’ll be screening our opening night film “The Exception” @ Ciné.
Your Opening Night Gala Tickets cover the entire evening’s events, and are available now for $65.00.
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 23-27, 2019.
Your Pass will also include the Closing Night Film @ Ciné and Closing Night Party with noshes @Ciné Lab. You can enjoy substantial savings on all 9 feature films & series of shorts when you buy Festival Passes!
Festival Passes are now available for $49.00.
*Festival Pass patrons will be seated at the Opening Night Film after Gala patrons have been seated.
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