★ OPENING NIGHT GALA TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT!

For the 3rd year in a row Athens Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Gala Tickets have sold out.

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.

★ 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.

★ "ATHENS BANNER-HERALD" SAYS "THE 2019 AJFF LINEUP IS AN EXPERTLY CURATED SELECTION OF DYNAMIC AND COMPELLING CINEMA THAT YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE."

The story by Andrew Shearer, run also in “The Augusta Chronicle,” says “For over a decade, the Athens Jewish Film Festival has remained an unmatched source of excellence in the local film culture.” READ ONLINE ATHENS >

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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!

Many thanks and our appreciation to the organizations, businesses, and individuals for their support of the 2019 Athens Jewish Film Festival