9th Annual

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November 17- 20, 2022

Screening in-person & virtually in Atlantic Canada

 

 

2022 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival - November 17 -20, 2022: Hybrid Festival

Screening a special virtual film package in Atlantic Canada and in-person screenings in Halifax.

 

After last year’s successful hybrid AJFF, which attracted an audience from across Atlantic Canada, we will once again offer virtual cinema throughout Atlantic Canada and in-person screenings in Halifax.

Our aim is to share our values and culture with each other and the broader community through the enrichment that films provide.

This year we invite you to play a leading role as a sponsor of the 2022 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival.

Become a Director, Cast Member or a Film Fan and as part of your perks you will receive 2 tickets to the Saturday night AJFF film and gala with special guest filmmaker Tamás Wormser in attendance.

 Shalom Putti: A Long Way to Jerusalem, 2022, Canada

Q&A with filmmaker Tamás Wormser | Gala Reception

Saturday, November 19, 8 p.m. Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Halifax.

DESCRIPTION: Largely unknown to the outside world, the people of Putti, a village at the foot of Mount Elgon, are part of the Abayudaya community, Ugandans who’ve practised Judaism for over a century. Outliers within the Diaspora, they’ve developed their own vibrant religious life, a syncretic expression of Judaism that finds room for African cultural practices and a rich musical tradition. Director Tamás Wormser documents the extraordinary encounter over seven years, when the community comes into contact with a group of Orthodox Israeli rabbis, and everyone is destined to be transformed.

To view the trailer please click on the photo:

As always, the 2022 festival offers different levels of sponsorship, and all sponsors receive a tax receipt.

SUPPORT THE 2022 AJFF: 

$540 Director:  includes virtual cinema festival pass + a gift virtual cinema festival pass; two opening night festival tickets, two tickets to the Saturday night festival screening and reception, and on-screen recognition.

$360 Cast Member:  includes virtual cinema festival pass + a gift virtual cinema festival pass; two opening night festival tickets, two tickets to the Saturday night festival screening and reception, and on-screen recognition.

$180 Film Fan: includes a virtual cinema festival pass, two opening night festival tickets, two tickets to the Saturday night festival screening and reception, and on-screen recognition.

$90 Supporter: includes festival (November 17 – 20) virtual cinema pass, and on-screen recognition.

 

This year from November 17-20, the AJFF presents:

  • AJFF virtual screenings in Atlantic Canada
  • AJFF opening film at Cineplex Cinemas at Park Lane, Halifax
  • AJFF Saturday night film and reception at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 with special guest filmmaker Tamás Wormser in attendance.

Your support ensures the continuity of the AJFF. We can only do this with your support.

2022 AJFF SPONSORS:

WE EXPRESS OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS, WE COULD NOT PRODUCE THIS ANNUAL FESTIVAL WITHOUT YOU. Your support ensures we continue undiminished. 

2022 "DIRECTORS"

Valarie MacDonald and Jim Spatz

 

2022 "CAST MEMBERS"

 Katrina Hurley & Arik Drucker

Linda Law & Lloyd Newman

Elizabeth & Darrel Pink

Darcie Richler & Leigh Lampert, LawGiC

 

2022 "FILM FANS"

Rosalind & Philip Belitsky

Ethel Cooper-Rosen & Mark Rosen

 Sharon Fraser & Dan O'Connor

Judith & Victor Goldberg

Jordana Hart & John Kimble

Lezlie Oler & David Zitner

Debbie Pestell

Debbie Stover & Jeffrey Schelew

 

2022 "SUPPORTERS"

Wendy Katz & Alan Young

 

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 8th 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)

AJFF Committee: Lynn Rotin, Chair | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Jordan Schelew | Flint Schwartz | Schuyler Smith | Ann Thaw | Howard Thaw | Kristina Wakfer | Peggy Walt

In 1980 a group of people took a chance on starting a Jewish film festival in the Bay Area of San Francisco. The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is the largest and longest-running festival attracting 40,000+ people and presenting 65+ films during their annual three week festival. Currently, there are more than one hundred Jewish film festivals around the world including Africa and Hong Kong.

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.

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