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WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVAL FILMS THIS YEAR? HERE'S THE POLLING RESULTS (MORE…)

“On the Map” polled as the favorite film of the 2017 festival, grabbing a 97% “Favorite” rating in audience polls.
“Fever at Dawn” was a close second, with a 94% “Favorite” rating from the viewing audience.

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AMBASSADOR JUDITH VARNAI SHORER TO INTRODUCE “ON THE MAP” SUNDAY, MARCH 19 (MORE…)

Israel’s Consul General to the Southeast will introduce “On the Map,” the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship in basketball. The documentary screens at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 19@Ciné. The Ambassador’s remarks begin at 2:30 p.m.

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Opening Celebration & Opening Night Film
Tickets & Information

The 2017 Athens Jewish Film Festival will continue our great traditional “Opening Celebration” following a feature film screening of “Moos.” New lower ticket prices are $40, which includes both the Opening Night Film Screening at Ciné, March 18, 2017 followed by the Opening Celebration with hors d’oeuvres & music at Hotel Indigo. To attend the Opening Celebration only, ticket prices are $30.

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Festival
Passes

The Festival Pass allows patrons to view all feature films & Shorts Competition winners, March 19-21, 2017. Your Pass will also include the Closing Night Party & Screening at Ciné. Save when you buy Festival Passes and view all feature films @ Ciné, plus the short films!

FESTIVAL PASSES HAVE SOLD OUT

(Individual movie tickets are available at Ciné’s box office 15 minutes prior to the film, at standard Ciné prices & subject to availability.)

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2017 Events & Films Schedule

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SATURDAY, MARCH 18—5:00 PM—FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM—“MOOS”— & “OPENING CELEBRATION”

The 2017 Athens Film Festival kicks off with our Premiere Film Screening of “Moos” at 5:00 p.m. @Athens Ciné, followed at 7:00 p.m. with our “Opening Celebration” with hors d’oeuvres & music at Hotel Indigo, catered by Home.Made.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19—1:00 PM—SCREENING “ABULELE” @ CINE
SUNDAY, MARCH 19—3:00 PM—SCREENING “ON THE MAP” @ CINE. INTRODUCTION BY SPECIAL GUEST AMBASSADOR JUDITH VARNAI SHORER

This against-all-odds documentary story will be introduced by special guest Ambassador Judith Varnai Shorer, Consul General of Israel to the Southeast.

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More on Ambassador Shorer’s guest appearance.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19—5:00 PM—SCREENING “A BLIND HERO: THE LOVE OF OTTO WEIDT” @ CINE
SUNDAY, MARCH 19—7:45 PM—SCREENING “FIRE BIRDS” @ CINE
MONDAY, MARCH 20—4:00 PM—SCREENING “THE KIND WORDS” @ CINE
MONDAY, MARCH 20—6:30 PM—SCREENING “FEVER AT DAWN” @ CINE
MONDAY, MARCH 20—8:45—SCREENING “PETER THE 3RD” @ CINE
TUESDAY, MARCH 21—FESTIVAL CLOSING NIGHT RECEPTION & SCREENING—“FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK” @ CINE

The 2017 Athens Film Festival concludes with our Closing Night Films & Reception, which includes:
• 5:00 PM—2017 Short Film Competition Screening & 3 Winners
• 6:00 PM—Closing Night Reception with Noshes
• 7:30 PM—Closing Night Film: “For The Love Of Spock”

The Closing Night Event is included with a Festival Pass.

Many Thanks to Our 2016-17 Advertisers, Sponsors, and Donating Partners

You can see the complete list of 2016 sponsors, donors and advertisers
who have so generously supported us on our 2016 Sponsors & Donors page.