GA. (September 17, 2007) The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
(AJFF) announced today new dates and venues for its annual showcase
of outstanding international and independent films. The 8th Annual
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will run from January 16-27, 2008,
expanding from 7 to 12 days. Screenings will take place at the Regal
Atlantic Station Stadium 16 and Lefont Sandy Springs theaters, as
well as at a new North Metro venue, the Regal Medlock Crossing Stadium
18 in Duluth.
The audience demand for the AJFF has been overwhelming. Movie
buffs and non-movie buffs alike crave the type of original, provocative,
enlightening films that we bring to Atlanta, said AJFF Executive
Director Kenny Blank. In response, we are pleased to offer
an even greater selection of films, now with more dates and locations
to see them.
The 2008 AJFF will feature an inspiring collection of more than
40 evocative, original and visually-stunning films that explore
various aspects of the Jewish experience. A cinematic celebration
of heritage and history, the AJFF emphasizes great storytelling
and universal themes that attract Jewish and non-Jewish audiences
Founded in 2000, the AJFF has quickly grown in size and reputation,
with an estimated attendance in 2008 expected to top 12,000 moviegoers.
Screenings are supplemented by guest speakers, providing a dynamic
forum for audience dialogue with actors, filmmakers, academics,
authors and other expert panelists. Moviegoers cast their ballots
for the Best Narrative and Best Documentary film of the Festival,
with winners receiving the AJFF Audience Award. The AJFF has been
recognized with prestigious grants from both the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the National Endowment for
the Arts (NEA).
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlanta
Chapter of the American Jewish Committee, the countrys oldest
human relations organization, to support its mission of building
bridges of understanding across community lines. Since its
founding in 2000, the AJFF has enjoyed robust growth across all
fronts, including attendance, audience diversity, community visibility,
depth and quality of programming, and sponsor participation. The
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is a non-profit event, and made possible
with the generous support of corporate, foundation, government and
individual sponsors. The 8th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
will be held January 16-27, 2008. Tickets go on sale Monday, December
10, 2007. For more information, go to www.ajff.org or call 404-806-9913.