November 21 – 24  2019 | Halifax, NS

About The 6th AJFF

 

Information about the films and tickets will be coming shortly.

 

If you have any questions about the AJFF and Sponsorships, please call our office at: 902-422-7491

Advance Ticket Prices

Note: pricing is higher at the door. Ticket prices include service charges and taxes.

General Tickets: $14
Students & Seniors: $12

6th Annual AJFF Countdown

November 21-24, 2019 • Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Note: Films, venues and times are subject to change. Changes will be posted here at ajff.ca

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Venue Addresses

Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane: 5657 Spring Garden Road

Museum of Natural History: 1747 Summer Street
Free Parking at the Museum of Natural History during AJFF screenings

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21: 1055 Marginal Road

AJFF MANDATE

The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council, a not-for-profit society in Nova Scotia.

The mission of the AJFF is to provide an opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world through film.

Our intentions are to celebrate diversity; to promote cultural awareness; to educate and support curiosity and learning; to spark conversation and questioning; and most importantly to inspire a greater understanding of Jewish life.

We invite you to join us.


JEWISH FILM FESTIVALS

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 in 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, 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 seven strategic priorities:

 

  • Building a sense of Jewish community across Atlantic Canada;
  • Strengthening Jewish identity amongst the Jews of Atlantic Canada;
  • Reinforcing the regional identity of the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community;
  • Supporting Israel;
  • Educating about the Holocaust and human rights;
  • 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, this year celebrating its fifth anniversary! Please know that our door is always open should you want to learn more about, get involved with, or partner on any of our year-round activities. We hope you enjoy the show!

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2019 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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

Sponsors

WE EXPRESS OUR SINCERE GRATITUDE TO ALL OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS WITHOUT WHOM THE AJFF WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.

"EXECUTIVE PRODUCER"
Israel Bonds Canada
NS Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage

"PRODUCERS"
Charm Diamond Centres | Menemsha Films | Cineplex Entertainment, LP

"DIRECTOR"
Mahone Bay Trading Co.

"TOP BILLINGS"
Autism NS | Bishop’s Cellar | Bluenose Seafood | Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs | EL AL Airlines | FIN: Atlantic Film Festival | Labi Kousoulis, MLA Halifax Citadel – Sable Island | Moskowitz Capital | My Mother’s Bloomers | Photopolis | SOMA Vein & Laser Centre

"CAST MEMBER SPONSORS"
Rosalind & Phil Belitsky
Victor & Judith Goldberg
Dawn Frail & Tim Margolian
Linda Law & Lloyd Newman
Lezlie Oler & David Zitner
Joan & Ron Pink
Lynda Suissa

"CAST MEMBER ADVERTISERS"

About Care Healthcare Inc.
Andy Fillmore, MP
Barrie Green, CPA, CA
Designer Craft Shop
Gary Burrill, MLA Halifax Chebucto
Halcraft
Jessica Margolian, Royal LePage
PC Caucus
Shaar Shalom Synagogue
Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery
Websavers

"Film Fans"

Jane & David Alexander
Karen & Howard Conter
Howard Epstein
The Honourable Myra Freeman & Mr. Lawrence Freeman
Roselle Green & Family
Julie Kristoff
Valerie MacDonald & Jim Spatz
Jo-Anne Nozick & Michael Argand
Jennifer & Wayne O’Connor
Rita & Joel Pink
Molly Rechnitzer
Mark Rosen & Ethel Cooper-Rosen
Victoria & Ed Rosenberg
Ann & Howard Thaw
Louise & Andrew Wolfson

A SPECIAL THANKS TO

Chabad Kosher Delights | East Coast Bakery | Sweet Ideas