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 

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★ 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!”

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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.

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Festival
Passes

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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Sponsorships, Print Ads, & Donations

If you would like to support our efforts with a Donation, Sponsorship or an Ad in our Print Program, please select from the “Support Athens JFF” menu above.

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!