★ 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.

★ "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 >

★ SPECIAL FREE FILM EVENT, MARCH 21 @ TATE CENTER THEATER

The Athens Jewish Film Festival is excited to team up with Hillel-UGA to present a special screening of “The Last Exodus” on Thursday, March 21, 7:00 p.m., at UGA Tate Center Theater. There will be a question-and-answer session with the film’s director Adam Hirsch.  
This event is free. Be sure to come early and enter a raffle to win 2 tickets to the Athens Jewish Film Festival. TRAILER >

Festival Passes will be available for purchase online until 12:00 Noon, Friday 3/22.
After noon they can be purchased from the Festival's table at Ciné, beginning right before Sunday's first movie, "Shoelaces," at 2:00 p.m.

★ 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 “Autoneurotic,” a production of YidLife Crisis, comedic filmmakers from Montreal, whose films have been previous winners at the Athens JFF festival. More >>

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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.

2019 OPENING GALA TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT

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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