The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a cinematic exploration of Jewish experience — Jewish culture and history, life in Israel, and the work of Jewish artists — particularly where these stories intersect with other communities. Seeking to use the power of film to both entertain and educate, AJFF challenges conventional perspectives on complex and challenging issues facing the Jewish and global communities.

Awards & Prizes

AJFF Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature
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 feature (minimum 40 minutes) receiving the highest average ranking wins that category. The winning narrative feature is honored with a special encore screening and statuette.

AJFF Audience Award, Best Short
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 short film (under 40 minutes) receiving the highest average ranking wins that category. The winning short is honored with a special encore screening, and statuette.

AJFF Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature
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 documentary feature (minimum 40 minutes) receiving the highest average ranking wins that category. The winning narrative feature is honored with a special encore screening and statuette.

Rules & Terms

To qualify for consideration, all submissions must have completed an electronic or paper entry form, nonrefundable entry fee and screener.

AJFF is unable to waive entry fees or provide discounts beyond those indicated.

AJFF is open to U.S. and international entries. English language or English subtitles only.

Submission materials will not be returned (unless requested and a SASE provided).

To qualify for consideration, all submissions must have some cultural or historical relevance to the Jewish experience or life in Israel.

AJFF retains sole discretion to accept or decline submissions for any reason. Submission of a film does not guarantee exhibition in the festival. The decision of the AJFF Film Selection Committee is final.

AJFF will consider all films regardless of any prior or pending commercial, theatrical or television play. However, preference is given to those entries that have not been viewed previously within the Atlanta market.

Selected film entries will be notified directly at least two months prior to festival. Declined applicants will be notified by email following the decision of the AJFF Film Selection Committee.

Industrial and instructional works are not eligible.

AJFF accepts no responsibility for late, lost, damaged or ineligible entries. Exhibition film prints and videotapes will be handled with utmost care. However, AJFF cannot assume liability for damage to or loss of these materials.

By entering AJFF, applicants certify that they have the legal right to submit and exhibit the film. The applicant is hereby responsible and liable for any breach of rights or the law in the submission and exhibition process.

By entering AJFF, the entrant grants the right to publish or transmit portions of the film for the purpose of press or promotion, unless otherwise noted.

A digital screener can be provided via Vimeo or other video or file-sharing platform. Viewing rights are restricted to festival staff and selection committee members only. Please re-email: kenny@ajff.org with the your link and password.