Atlantic Jewish Film Festival


 NOVEMBER 16-20 2016





   The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council, a registered non-profit society with charitable status, but it is largely volunteer-driven. 

The festival provides a singular opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world. We offer film lovers documentaries, comedies and dramas that otherwise would not screen in Nova Scotia. We choose films to engage, entertain and educate a diverse, inclusive audience.


We depend on you. By becoming a sponsor/advertiser of the AJFF you assure our growth. You become a part of the AJFF family.

All options offer perks, from free movies to tickets to the gala party, for more information click here.

We’d be happy to sign you up as a sponsor or advertiser as well as answer any questions. Please call us at the Atlantic Jewish Council at 902.422.7491 x221 or email


(Tickets on sale soon)


2016 AJFF Schedule: Halifax, NS


AJFF OPENING: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Cineplex Cinemas, Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road

Film: Moos, Netherlands, 2016 (91 mins)


Thursday, November 17

Time: 12:00 noon “bring your lunch” Shorts Program

Location: Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street


Hannah Cohen’s Holy Communion, Republic of Ireland, 2013 (13 mins)

Longing, Israel, 2015 (20 mins)

Aya, Israel, France; 2012 (40 mins)


Friday November 18

Location: Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street

1st screening

Time: 11am

Film: Five Hours from Paris, Israel, 2009 (90 mins)

2nd screening

Time: 2pm

Film: How to Win Enemies, Argentina, 2014 (78 mins)



Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street 

Saturday, November 19 – 

Film: In Search of Israeli Cuisine, USA, 2016 (97 mins), 7:30pm

GALA not-to-be-missed PARTY: 9pm – 1am 

Join us while we celebrate the 3rd AJFF!!!

featuring Israeli cuisine & other delicacies, cash bar, DJ & live music, photo booth…

dress to impress!


Sunday, November 20

Location: Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street

Time: 2:15pm

Film: The Kind Words, Israel, Canada; 2015 (113 mins)


Closing Film: Sunday evening, November 20

Location: Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road

Time: 7:00pm

Film: Apples from the Desert, Israel, 2014 (96 mins)

Guest speaker: Rabbi Raysh Weiss, Shaar Shalom Synagogue, Halifax

Trailer: Apples from the Desert


We express our sincere gratitude to all our generous sponsors and supporters without whom the AJFF would not be possible.



Israel Bonds Canada



Charm Diamond Centres

Cineplex Entertainment LP

Atlantic Film Festival

Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)


Cast Members

Roselle Green and Family

Bluenose Seafood Inc.

Bishop’s Cellar

Designer Craft Shop

Labi Kousoulis, MLA, Halifax Citadel-Sable Island

My Mother’s Bloomers

SOMA Vein & Laser Centre

Carbon Arc Independent Cinema



Jessica Margolian – Royal LePage

Moskowitz Capital

BDO, Mark S. Rosen

Shaar Shalom Synagogue

Studio 14

Sock it to ya

In A Box

Halifax Partnership

East Coast Bakery

Rosalind and Phil Belitsky

Jo-Anne Nozick and Michael Argand

Linda Law and Lloyd Newman

The Zive Family

Joan and Ron Pink


Film Fans

Molly Rechnitzer

Valerie McDonald and Jim Spatz

Jennifer and Wayne O’Connor

Wendy Katz and Alan Young

Judith and Victor Goldberg

Dawn Frail and Tim  Margolian, Six Eight Realty

Rhonna and Tom Gaum

Rosalie Fine and Steven Wolff

Jane and David Alexander

Rita and Joel Pink

Lynda Suissa

Gloria and Steven Pink

Louise and Andrew Wolfson

Elizabeth and Darell Pink

Ann and Howard Thaw

Harry Glube

Howard Epstein

Karen and Howard Conter





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