11th Annual 2019 Athens Jewish Film Festival
March 23–27, 2019.
★ SHORTS COMPETITION ENTRIES FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL ARE NOW OPEN!
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.
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 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.
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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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!