7th Annual AJFF: November 19-22 2020 | Halifax, NS | Stay Tuned For More Information.

Film schedule and details on purchasing a festival pass/tickets available September 14th.


Thank you for considering supporting the AJFF.  Without your help the festival would not exist. It is in times like this that we are reminded of how interconnected we are and must continue to be.


Given the COVID-19 situation, we have made the leap online and, from November 19-22, we will be presenting a virtual film festival on the Cineplex Cinemas’ platform, for everyone in Atlantic Canada to access.


We will deeply miss not being able to gather with you this year, but already look forward to seeing you again next year.


This year we invite you to play a leading role as a sponsor of the 2020 virtual Atlantic Jewish Film Festival. Our singular festival offers us the opportunity to share our values and culture with the broader community while providing programming that would otherwise not be available in our area.


As always, the 2020 festival offers different levels of sponsorship, and all sponsors receive a tax receipt for a portion of their donation.



$180 Cast Members:  includes a festival pass ($40 value), 2 AJFF face masks, on-screen recognition, and a movie munchie gift basket delivered to your door (Halifax area).

$90 Film Fans:  includes a festival pass ($40 value), 2 AJFF face masks, and on-screen recognition.


SPONSOR A FILM (7 available)

$1500 Sponsorship:   includes a presentation prior to the film screening (including your pre-recorded message or advertisement, and the option to introduce the film). We will work with you to customize your message.


For 2020 AJFF sponsorship please contact one of our committee members, or Edna LeVine, engagement@theajc.ca


Thank you so much for supporting the AJFF!

2020 AJFF Committee: Lynn Rotin, Chair | Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld | Jordan Schelew | Flint Schwartz | Ann Thaw | Howard Thaw | Peggy Walt






In 1980 a group of people took a chance on starting a Jewish film festival in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Thirty-nine years later 40,000+ people attended over 135 screenings during their annual three week festival. Currently, there are more than one hundred Jewish film festivals around the world including Africa and Hong Kong. The Halifax-based AJFF opened its festival doors in 2014.

About The AJFF

The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC). The festival provides an opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world through film in Halifax. 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 6th Atlantic Jewish Film Festival, the AJFF organizing committee is excited to announce another great year of engaging films highlighting Jewish life and culture around the world.

Contact: Edna LeVine, Director of Community Engagement (AJC), elevine @ theajc.ca

About the Atlantic Jewish Council

The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Atlantic Canadian provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland & Labrador) since 1975, acting as the organized Jewish community’s representative and program/service provider for non-religious matters. With only a small staff complement and a modest budget, the AJC relies on the support of over 100 volunteers across Atlantic Canada to move the needle on our eight strategic priorities:

  • Building a sense of Jewish community across Atlantic Canada;
  • Strengthening Jewish identity amongst the Jews of Atlantic Canada, especially our youth;
  • Reinforcing the regional identity of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community;
  • Supporting and connecting Atlantic Canadians to Israel;
  • Educating about the Holocaust and human rights;
  • Helping those in need in our community;
  • Fostering relationships with and representing the Atlantic Jewish population to all levels of government, academic institutions, and Jewish and general organizations at both the national and local level; and
  • Educating the community of Atlantic Canada at large about Judaism.

The AJC is happy to once again present the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival.



Chair: Lynn Rotin
Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld

Jordan Schelew | Flint Schwartz | Ann Thaw | Howard Thaw | Peggy Walt

Previous Atlantic Jewish Film Festivals

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