Special Virtual Event
The AthensJFF is happy to share with our patrons the following event presented by Congregation Children of Israel
From “The Producers” to “Borat”: How Jews Portray Themselves in Cinema
We may not be able to go to the movies these days, but we can certainly discuss different ways that Jews have portrayed various aspects of Jewish identity in film.
Check out the details for this Special Event via Zoom on our News Page.
Athens Ciné—You Can Still Get Your Film Fix.
Although Athens Ciné will remain closed until further notice based on the current Covid-19 crisis, they have partnered with film distributors to bring great film to your living room while quarantined.
By going to athenscine.com you will see some of the wonderful movies they are showing. This is a great way to support Ciné! Once you buy the movie from the Ciné site, the distributor pays them 50% of the ticket. This is huge for Ciné to continue bringing in income.
The Athens Jewish Film Festival has partnered with one of our long-time distributors, Menemsha Films to support their streaming movie service, Chai Flicks. The sign up for 30 days is free, and there is a nominal monthly or yearly charge thereafter. Although the AthensJFF receives no payments from Menemsha; we feel that it is important to support our fellow Jewish film distributors. If interested please click here.
We hope you are all safe and staying home! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
The Athens Jewish Film Festival
★ the FIRST 2020 FESTIVAL FREE SPECIAL EVENT JANUARY 12!
The 2020 Athens Jewish Film Festival will feature it’s first pre-festival special film event with a 30th anniversary screening of “Avalon,” Barry Levinson’s classic filmic look at the evolution of a Jewish immigrant family, and the effects of media and suburbanization on that family’s lives. More Info >>
★ "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.’
2020 Opening Night Gala & Opening Night Film
Tickets & Information
The 2020 Athens JFF will continue our expanded 5-day schedule of films & events for an enhanced festival experience.
Our 2020 festival will begin on March 21 with a Celebratory Gala at the Georgia Museum of Art on the UGA campus.
Mama’s Boy will present an exceptional dinner, paired with light adult beverages.
After the Gala, we’ll be screening our opening night film—“Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles.”
Your Opening Night Gala Tickets cover the entire evening’s events, and are available for $65.00.
2020 Festival Passes
The Festival Pass 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 21-25, 2020.
Your Pass will also include the Closing Night Film with noshes @Ciné Lab. You can enjoy substantial savings over single ticket prices on all 9 feature films & series of shorts when you buy Festival Passes!
Festival Passes for the 2020 festival available for $55.00.
*Festival Pass patrons will be seated at the Opening Night Film after Gala patrons have been seated.
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!