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November 15 – 18  2018 | Halifax, NS

About The AJFF

Dear Film lovers:

The 2018 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival follows last year’s smash success with another exciting weekend of Jewish-themed films from around the world.

Dramas, documentaries, and comedies have been carefully selected; the Gala Party has been planned for weeks; theatres are booked; volunteers at the ready. We are excited about sharing our film choices with you – please say hello and let us know what you think.

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 fourth annual festival, the AJFF organizing committee is excited to announce another great year of engaging films highlighting Jewish life and culture around the world.

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In 1980 a group of people took a chance on starting a Jewish film festival in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Thirty-six years later, 35,000 people attend over 120 screenings annually over three weeks. 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 five years ago.

About the Atlantic Jewish Council

The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) has been the cornerstone of Jewish life in the Atlantic provinces since 1975.

Working with national Jewish agencies, the AJC presents a strong voice for Israel and the Canadian Jewish community. It represents the Atlantic Jewish population to all levels of government and to a large number of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations.

The AJC is also a defence against antisemitism: interfaith dialogue, multicultural and inspirational programming, and topical films are just a few of the tools the AJC uses to educate the public and to mediate discrimination.

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



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

Become a Sponsor

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We invite you to become part of the AJFF family!

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.