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Guide to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

With 190 screenings over 23 days at seven different venues, you need a plan to get the most out of this premier film event.

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Each year, Atlanta and its suburbs host the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. The 2017 AJFF lineup includes 190 screenings, including more than 70 films from 27 countries. Tickets for the festival go on sale on Jan. 17, 2018. The festival takes place over 23 days at seven different venues. Before you go, here's what you need to know.

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Dates: Jan. 24 - Feb. 15, 2018

Location: The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival primarily takes place at seven venues throughout the metro Atlanta area:

Most locations have parking lots and decks on site. Big venues charge a parking fee, whereas local cinemas usually do not.

Tickets: Ticket costs vary by event. Individual screening tickets are less costly than tickets to opening and closing events. Tickets generally sell out quickly. To avoid disappointment, you'll want to purchase your admission passes as soon as you are able. 

Know Before You Go

Seating – All screenings are seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Movie-goers are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes before their screening starts.

Recording Devices – The use of cameras or other recording devices is strictly prohibited during screenings.

Cancellations – Some screenings may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the event’s control. All ticket sales are final, and there are no refunds or returns. 

Standby List – If an event sells out, a standby list may be created. Those wishing to be added to a standby list must present themselves in person at the event venue on the day of the show to be added to the list. No email or phone requests will be accepted. 

Must-See Films

"Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me" kicks off the festival on opening night. The tribute to the iconic performer presents a rousing look at the man in all his complexities and contradictions. 

Don't miss "Spielberg," the documentary about iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg and the docu/drama "The Invisibles," about the teens and adults who survived WWII Berlin hiding in plain sight.

Sports fans will be drawn to "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel," "The Mighty Atom" and "Let Yourself Go." And arts lovers won't want to miss "Itzhak," "Gilbert," and "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story."

Browse the full lineup for the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and buy tickets on ajff.org.


Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more festival content from Eileen.


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