8th Annual




November 18 - 21, 2021

Screening in-person & virtually in Atlantic Canada



2021 Atlantic Jewish Film Festival - November 18 -21, 2021: Screening in Atlantic Canada


This year from November 18-21, our 8th annual AJFF presents a hybrid festival.

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


Our user-friendly AJFF Eventive platform will host our virtual cinema screenings in Atlantic Canada from November 18 - 21.

In-person screening are scheduled for:

November 20th, 8PM, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Bronfman Theatre, screening and reception.

(Note this was misprinted as being Nov 21st)

November 18th, 7PM, Cineplex Cinemas at Park Lane, Halifax.

How to watch the AJFF films


1. Visit the AJFF Festival Site

2. look in the top right corner of the page -- if you see "Login," enter your account info there. If you have not yet set your password, you can use the forgot password option when logging in to do so.

3. Once logged in, click into the Schedule or Film Guide to find the films/events that interest you.

4. For those with passes assigned to them: Click the Pre Order Now or Order Tickets button and you will see your pass listed as a payment option -- select that and complete the 'order'.


How to watch AJFF virtual screenings on your devices.

For these devices:

  • Most Smart TVs
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV

Install the eventive app, then go here to connect your Eventive account to the app. Your AJFF films will be available to you in the app.

For these devices:

  • Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, Linux Computer
  • Tablets, smartphones, including iPad and iPhone.

Install the eventive app (tablets/phones) OR go to eventive.com (computers), then sign in to your account. Your AJFF films will be available to you there.

For detailed instructions on using each of these devices, see Eventive's help site here. If you've already tried the steps on their site, scroll to the bottom of the page or click here to get live help from Eventive support!




The Azrieli FoundationThe Consulate of IsraelIsrael Bonds Canada  | Moskowitz Capital | Bishop’s Cellar |

The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival is proudly supported by the HALIFAX Municipality's Regional Event Grant.


Karen & Howard Conter

Dawn Frail & Tim Margolian

Linda Law & Lloyd Newman

Vicki & Paul Lipkus

Valerie MacDonald & Jim Spatz

Einat & Ron Omessi

Elizabeth & Darrel Pink

Lynda Suissa

Goldie & Morris Trager



Carol & Simmy Airst

Rosalind & Philip Belitsky

Ethel Cooper-Rosen & Mark Rosen

Judith & Victor Goldberg

Roselle Green & Family

Katrina Hurley & Arik Drucker

Sharon & Stanley Jacobson

 Shirlee & Ralph Medjuck

Lezlie Oler & David Zitner

Debbie Pestell

Rita & Joel Pink

Rosanne Reeve-Newson

Darcie Richler & Leigh Lampert, LawGiC

Debbie Stover & Jeffrey Schelew

Ann & Howard Thaw

Louise & Andrew Wolfson



Jane & David Alexander


Nancy & Seth Bloom

Wendy Katz & Alan Young

Saralee Lewis

Dan O'Connor

Laura & Andrew Offman

Janice Zatzman Orlansky

Jack Waller

Yolana Wassersug & Sam Worthington

Myrna & Harold Yazer


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.


Previous Atlantic Jewish Film Festivals

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