Film Lineup Unveiled for the 23-Day Festival Featuring 65 Films from 26 Countries
Tickets On Sale Beginning Sunday, January 11, 2015
The official schedule and full lineup of films for the 15th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) has been announced on the website at AJFF.org. The award-winning, 23-day festival will take place January 28 through February 19, 2015 across metro Atlanta.
The 2015 AJFF will feature 65 films from 26 countries. These stories will take the audience on a trip around the world, from Sweden to South Africa to Ethiopia to Uruguay, as well as through time, with historical epics set in the Middle Ages to tense stories from the founding of the state of Israel. Romance, comedy, action, and adventure are just a few of the genres featured at this year’s AJFF.
Screenings will be hosted at seven theatrical venues, including the new Regal Cinemas Avalon 12 location. For the Opening Night Gala and film, AJFF will be returning to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Attendees will “Paint the Town Red” while enjoying food tastings by local and Israeli celebrity chefs, an open bar, and live entertainment. Additionally, the festival will screen at United Artists Tara Cinemas, Regal Atlantic Station, Lefont Sandy Springs, and Georgia Theatre Company’s Merchants Walk location. The festival will return to the Woodruff Arts Centre for the second year in a row to mark Closing Night in the Rich Auditorium.
In addition to theatrical screenings, AJFF is partnering once again with Creative Loafing to host an immersive Young Professional’s Art Party on February 7 at The Mammal Gallery, one of the newest venues in Atlanta’s cultural community. The theme of the event is a celebration of Jewish comedy stars from the past few decades, and this year will feature additional art drops from Catlanta, Blockhead ATL, Clunky Robot, and Crazy Monkey Trucker.
More than just “a night at the movies,” AJFF is contemporary storytelling with the ability to impact the way audiences feel, think and behave after leaving the theater. Tickets for the 15th annual festival will be available beginning Sunday, January 11, 2015 through the website at AJFF.org.
AJFF recognizes that the festival could not go on without the support of over 350 sponsors. Their continued support, as well as that of its founder and partner, American Jewish Committee, has allowed the festival to transition this year to its own independent arts nonprofit, continuing what has become an Atlanta arts and cultural tradition. For more information, visit AJFF.org, or stay connected via social media on Twitter @ATLJewishFilm and on Facebook at facebook.com/atljewishfilm.
This is the best festival around! We look forward to this festival to kickoff the New Year as well as film festival season 🙂 There’s such a vast array of quality available its almost unbelievable. We went through all 65 films and narrowed our list down to about 14 (because unfortunately, we can’t see all 65). If you’ve never experienced a film festival, this is the one to attend. Aside from being the most well-organized festival each year, the diversity of films and the learning experience can’t be compared. Trust us, you need to go 😉