Submissions are now open for the 21st annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF), coming in 2021 (final dates TBD).
Submission Deadlines and Entry Fees
Entry Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020. $15.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
Late Deadline: Friday, September 25, 2020. $20.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
FilmFreeway Extended Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020. $30.00 (USD) nonrefundable.
Why submit to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival?
A celebration of international and independent cinema, Atlanta’s largest film festival and the world’s premier Jewish film festival attracts nearly 40,000 filmgoers. AJFF showcases a diverse collection of outstanding narrative and documentary works that broadly explore universal themes of identity, history and culture, as well as life in the State of Israel.
Inspire communities to new levels of social and cultural understanding.
Entertain and engage diverse audiences with film through a Jewish lens.
AJFF hosts visiting filmmakers and other speakers, and attracts widespread industry participation and media coverage. In addition to Audience Awards for Best Narrative and Documentary Feature, and Best Short Film, AJFF offers Jury Prizes across six categories—Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short, Emerging Filmmaker, Human Rights, and Building Bridges—deliberated by an esteemed panel of filmmakers, journalists and experts.
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is a nonprofit organization, supported by corporate, foundation, government and individual sponsors. AJFF is also recipient of a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which aims to cultivate future filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds and promote motion pictures as an art form.
It is a pleasure and a privilege for AJFF to consider your submission for the 2021 AJFF. We look forward to receiving your application and screener no later than Friday, October 23, 2020. Additional information is available at ajff.org.
AJFF is open to U.S. and international entries. English language or English subtitles only. Submission materials will not be returned. To qualify for consideration, all submissions must have some cultural or historical relevance to the Jewish experience or life in Israel. Industrial and instructional works are not eligible.
AJFF retains sole discretion to accept or decline submissions for any reason. Submission of a film does not guarantee exhibition in the festival. The decision of the AJFF Film Evaluation Committee is final.
AJFF will consider all films regardless of any prior or pending commercial, theatrical or television play. However, preference is given to those entries that have not been viewed previously within the Atlanta market. Selected film entries will be directly notified at least two months prior to the festival. Declined applicants will be notified by email following the decision of the AJFF Film Evaluation Committee.
Update Regarding COVID-19
Due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, dates and exhibition details for next year's Atlanta Jewish Film Festival are under review. Stay tuned for further announcements from AJFF, as we determine when and how to best present the work of filmmakers, while also ensuring a safe and high-quality experience for festivalgoers. Thank you for your support and understanding as the film community navigates this unprecedented situation together.