October 19 – 22 2017 | Halifax, NS
ATLANTIC JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL (AJFF)
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.
Following the success of last fall’s third annual festival, the AJFF organizing committee is excited to announce another great year of engaging films highlighting Jewish life and culture around the world.
But we depend on you.
By sponsoring or purchasing advertising in the AJFF program you assure our growth and ensure that we continue to share our Jewish world with the larger one.
We invite you to become part of the AJFF family.
Last year our Saturday evening film, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” was a whirlwind tour of food and restaurants across Israel. The gala party featured Israeli food – of course! This year we invite you to a “wedding reception” gala party after we screen a German film, “Family Commitments,” where two guys, a Jew and a Muslim, marry. Come celebrate with us.
Click on the AJFF Brochure, below, to learn about the many perks offered to sponsors.
Thank you for your support and belief in the AJFF.
Lynn Rotin, chair | Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld | Peggy Walt | Bobbi Zahra
Saturday evening film, October 21: Family Commitments (Comedy, Germany, 2015, 85 minutes, with English subtitles) followed by the not-to-be-missed gala “wedding reception”: To get married is easy, but will things still go smoothly when it involves a homophobic Arab father, an overbearing Jewish mother and an unexpected pregnancy? David and Khaled need to set a lot of things straight before they can say their vows and live happily ever after. Click on the photo to view the trailer:
STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES FROM THE 2017 AJFF INCLUDING SPECIAL EVENTS AND FILM LINE-UP
Information on last year’s 2016 festival:
2016 AJFF Schedule | Click for last year’s progam: Program Guide
We express our sincere gratitude to all our generous 2016 sponsors and supporters without whom the AJFF would not be possible.
Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) | Israel Bonds Canada
Charm Diamond Centres
Cineplex Entertainment LP
Atlantic Film Festival
Roselle Green and Family
Bluenose Seafood Inc.
Labi Kousoulis, MLA, Halifax Citadel-Sable Island
My Mother’s Bloomers
SOMA Vein & Laser Centre
Steele Auto Group
Carbon Arc Independent Cinema
Sweet Ideas by Irina Gaevsky
Jessica Margolian – Royal LePage
BDO, Mark S. Rosen
Shaar Shalom Synagogue
Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery
Designer Craft Shop
In A Box
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
Lynn Rotin Studio
Valerie McDonald and Jim Spatz
Jennifer and Wayne O’Connor
Wendy Katz and Alan Young
Judith and Victor Goldberg
Tim Margolian, Six Eight Realty
Rhonna and Tom Gaum
Rosalie Fine and Steven Wolff
Jane and David Alexander
Rita and Joel Pink
Gloria and Steven Pink
Louise and Andrew Wolfson
Elizabeth and Darell Pink
Ann and Howard Thaw
Karen and Howard Conter
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Designer Craft Shop: Beautiful | Local | Handmade | 1099 Marginal Rd #116, Halifax
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jewelry by TwoA, and Judaica by Michael Aram
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