Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Six Piedmont Center
Suite 501
30305
Atlanta, United States

Tel: 404-806-9913

Genres

Action Adaptation Art-house Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Foreign Language Gay and Lesbian Historical Independent Jewish National Religious Romance Short War

Festival Overview

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a 20-day cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture and history. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing both the Jewish and global communities.

History

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is a production of the Atlanta Chapter of American Jewish Committee, an international advocacy organization that works to build bridges of understanding between ethnic, religious and national groups. Founded in 2000, AJFF ranks as the largest film festival in Atlanta, and second largest Jewish film festival in the United States. AJFF attracts an audience of more than 20,000 moviegoers, and features an international collection of some 50 narrative and documentary short and feature length films that connect with the Jewish experience. AJFF is the past recipient of prestigious grants from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and National Endowment for the Arts, and generously supported by more than 200 other corporate, foundation, government and individual sponsors.

Awards

AJFF Audience Award winners are determined by popular vote of the festival audience, with moviegoers ranking each film on a scale of 1 to 5. The narrative and documentary films receiving the highest average ranking win that category. Winning features are honored with a special encore screening and statuette, while winning shorts also receive a $500 (USD) cash prize.

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is open to U.S. and international entries. English language or English subtitles only. To qualify for consideration, all submissions must have some cultural or historical relevance to the Jewish experience or life in Israel.

Formats:
DVD (NTSC preferred, PAL accepted), Blu-Ray, or Media File (.AVI, .FLV, .MOV, .MPG, .WMV)

Fees:
NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2011
$15.00 (USD) nonrefundable
Late Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2011
$20.00 (USD) nonrefundable
WAB Extended Deadline:
Friday, September 30, 2011
$30.00 (USD) nonrefundable

NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2011
$25.00 (USD) nonrefundable
Late Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2011
$30.00 (USD) nonrefundable
WAB Extended Deadline:
Friday, September 30, 2011
$40.00 (USD) nonrefundable

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