11th Annual
2024

Atlantic Jewish Film Festival

 

 

November 21 - 24, 2024

Screening in Atlantic Canada

 

AJFF Special Presentation - Atlantic Canada Premiere: "Supernova: The Music Festival Massacre"

(2023, Germany / Israel, Documentary, 52 Minutes)

A Gebrueder Beetz production in co-production with Zygote Films.

 

Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2024

Screening Times:  2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Guest Speaker:  Angus Smith, Retired Canadian Intelligence Officer / Analyst, Writer, and Jewish Educator, (both screenings).

Tickets: $10 each

Reception to follow each screening.

Venue: Bronfman Theatre, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

 CONTENT WARNING: This film contains violent content; viewer discretion is advised.

Supernova: The Music Festival Massacre: Piecing together dramatic eyewitness accounts, with real time footage from multiple sources, “Supernova” provides a harrowing and detailed rundown of the massacre carried out by Hamas that took place at the Nova Music Festival on the morning of October 7th.

Festival attendees and first responders take us through their harrowing stories of survival, and the indescribable horrors they witnessed. Captured in the almost immediate aftermath - their trauma and raw emotions are clearly visible.  

 Venue, Date, & Film Times subject to change.

2023 AJFF - THAT'S A WRAP - THANK YOU TO OUR 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.

2023 DIRECTORS

Valarie MacDonald & Jim Spatz

 

2023 CAST MEMBERS

Karen & Howard Conter

Howard Epstein

Anna & Maxim Hazankin

Sharon & Stanley Jacobson

Linda Law & Lloyd Newman

Elizabeth Mullaly & Darrel Pink

Darcie Richler & Leigh Lampert, LawGiC

Lynda Suissa

 

2023 FILM FANS

Carol and Simmy Airst

Jane & David Alexander

Nancy & Seth Bloom

Ethel Cooper-Rosen and Mark Rosen

 Sharon Fraser & Dan O'Connor

Rhonna and Thomas Gaum

Myra & Larry Freeman

Judith & Victor Goldberg

Shirlee & Ralph Medjuck

Lezlie Oler & David Zitner

 Shari & Paul Burnard Ostrom

Debbie Pestell

Debbie Stover & Jeffrey Schelew

Ann & Howard Thaw

Goldie & Morris Trager

 Jack Waller & Ken Saunders, Parkinson Society NS

Yolana Wassersug & Sam Worthington

Myrna & Harold Yazer

 

 2023 SUPPORTERS

Wendy Katz

Judith Pottier

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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 Atlantic Canada. We offer film lovers documentaries, comedies and dramas that otherwise would not screen in our region. We choose films to engage, entertain and educate a diverse, inclusive audience.

After last year’s successful hybrid AJFF, which attracted an audience from across Atlantic Canada, our 10th AJFF will once again offer virtual cinema throughout Atlantic Canada and in-person screenings in Halifax.

The AJFF organizing committee is excited to announce a special event for our 10th AJFF with an Opening Night Celebration and 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 | Yoram Abisror (AJC) | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine (AJC) | 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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