8th Annual




November 18 - 21, 2021

Screening in-person & virtually in Atlantic Canada

Stay tuned for details!


Support the 2021 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival - November 18 -21, 2021:

Festival Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival. It is this support that allows us to continue to share our values and culture with each other and the broader community.


After last year’s virtual AJFF, which successfully attracted an audience from across Atlantic Canada, we will once again offer virtual cinema in combination with in-person gatherings (as permitted by Nova Scotia Health guidelines) to connect our community through the enrichment that films provide.


This year, from November 18-21, the AJFF presents a hybrid festival. Our new user-friendly AJFF Eventive platform (link), will host our virtual cinema screenings in Atlantic Canada. Cineplex Cinemas at Park Lane, Halifax, will host our opening film, and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Bronfman Theatre, is reserved for our Saturday night screening and reception.


This year we invite you to play a leading role as a sponsor of the 2021 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival. As always, the 2021 festival offers different levels of sponsorship, a portion of which is tax-deductible, and all sponsors receive a tax receipt.



$360 Cast Members:  Includes a virtual cinema festival pass; two opening night tickets; two tickets to the Saturday night screening and reception; all AJFF special screenings throughout the year; and on-screen recognition.

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

$90 Supporter: Includes a virtual cinema festival pass; and on-screen recognition.



$1250 Sponsorship:   Includes all perks above, plus the option to give a presentation prior to the screening (in-person or via pre-recorded message/advertisement or to introduce the film). We will work with you to customize your message.


Payment Options for 2021 AJFF Sponsorship:

-you can pay online by credit card, button link is above and below

-send a cheque to the AJC office

-or to arrange payment please contact a committee member or email Edna LeVine, Director of Community Engagement: sponsorship@ajff.ca


Thank you so much for your generous support to the AJFF. We could not produce this annual festival without your thoughtful investment in our community.


Lynn Rotin, Chair, 2021 AJFF | Edna LeVine, AJC Director of Community Engagement

Committee Members: Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Jordan Schelew | Flint Schwartz | Schuyler Smith | Ann Thaw | Howard Thaw | Peggy Walt

2020 AJFF Sponsors

WE EXPRESS OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE TO ALL OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS WITHOUT WHOM THE AJFF WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE. The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival is proudly supported by the HALIFAX Municipality's Regional Event Grant.



Rosalind & Philip Belitsky

Karen & Howard Conter

Ethel Cooper-Rosen & Mark Rosen

Howard Epstein

Sharon and Stanley Jacobson

Dawn Frail & Tim Margolian

Marcie-Ann Gilsig

Judith and Victor Goldberg

Roselle Green & Family

Linda Law & Lloyd Newman

Valerie MacDonald & Jim Spatz

Jo-Anne Nozick & Michael Argand

Debbie Pestell

Rita & Joel Pink

Victoria & Edwin Rosenberg

Debbie Stover & Jeffrey Schelew

Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery

Lynda Suissa

Ann & Howard Thaw


Carol & Simmy Airst

Jane & David Alexander

Nancy & Seth Bloom

The Hon. Myra Freeman and Lawrence Freeman

Wendy Katz & Alan Young

Lampert LawGiC

Shirlee & Ralph Medjuck

Janet & Alan Stern

Louise & Andrew Wolfson

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 7th 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

AJFF Committee: Lynn Rotin, Chair | Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld | Jordan Schelew | Flint Schwartz | Schuyler Smith | 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. 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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