AMERICAN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - Recent Additions

AMERICAN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - Recent Additions

Early bird deadline for entries is 20 August. Final Deadline 20 September. Presentations 30 September 2021.
Good luck to all our entrants. Here are a few pre-selected titles for your interest.

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AMERICAN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - Recent Additions
  • Four Motherless Children

    Movie + 1 extra

    Four American kids have to be re-united with their El Salvadorian mother, against all the odds. Ralph Isenberg is the El Gringo Schindler in this multi award-winning docudrama.

  • LEV
    Movie

    LEV

    Movie

    American Jewish Film Awards
    BEST ISRAELI FILM – HIGHLY COMMENDED

    British-mandated Palestine: a simple Jewish farmer is losing his land to the drought. His Rabbi urges him to travel to the city to pray, but he cannot afford the journey; so he has to save his family alone.

  • WE MADE MATZAH BALLS FOR THE REVOLUTION

    Movie + 3 extras

    American Jewish Film Awards
    BEST SHORT FILM – FINALIST

    1975: the Kosher Kitchen opened with no owner, no manager, and with no desire for profit. It labeled itself anti-profit and took seriously the slogan "Food for People, Not for Profit." More than a restaurant, they ran Meals on Wheels, a dro...

  • AZIMUTH

    Movie

    American Jewish Film Awards
    BIGGEST IMPACT – WINNER
    7/10 IMDb
    During the Six Day War, two wounded soldiers, an Egyptian and an Israeli, struggle for survival.

    An impressive addition to a subgenre of war films in which two enemy soldiers start out by trying to kill each other and end up laying do...

  • YOU HAD TO BE THERE

    Movie

    A brilliantly thoughtful film weaves together conversations with Holocaust survivors who talk about the importance of laughter and the use of humor during the Holocaust as a coping mechanism. Through interviews conducted by Israeli comedian Tal Friedman, we discover that even in the most horrible...

  • KADDISH

    Movie

    American Jewish Film Awards
    BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM – FINALIST

    In 1943, Akiva risks his life travelling through Nazi-occupied Poland to say the Kaddish prayer to honor his deceased mother on the anniversary of her death.

    This is a short but powerful film produced and directed by Razid Season w...

  • THE INSPECTION

    Movie

    Julia, an experienced history teacher in a rather quiet high school, is confronted by a national education inspector. He wants to talk to her. But what is it really about? About her stormy relationship with the principal? About the liberties she takes with the curriculum? Or her way of teaching t...

  • THE DAY BEFORE CREATION

    Movie

    Malkah is just a little kid when her father tries to teach her to read Torah. But they don't get very far. As Malkah reads aloud, her questions multiply. They take her on a lifelong journey deeper and deeper into Jewish mystical texts, far off places, encounters with ancient gods, and ultimately ...

  • MOLOTOV

    Movie

    In a dystopian Israel, a flood of riots fill the streets. The police brutally fight civilians. "Molotov" is a story about Ariel Semmel, a film Director and political activist who finds himself hunted by the police. He is arrested in a riot, the police later burst into his house without a warrant,...

  • GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!

    Movie

    In this award-winning film, you can now enjoy Jon J Peterson's all-singing all-dancing homage to the Broadway great.
    Cohan wrote more than 50 shows and published more than 300 songs during his lifetime, including the standards "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway", "The Yankee Doodle Boy" ...

  • OY TO THE WORLD!

    Movie

    Growing up Jewish in the Bible Belt was never going to be easy for 10-year old Sally... at Hanukkah.

  • NO PORK ON THE FORK
    Movie + 1 extra

    NO PORK ON THE FORK

    Movie + 1 extra

    Visit: https://theatlantakosherbbq.com/mission/

    A mouthwatering, humorous behind-the-scenes look at the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival that connects people from various walks of life through great food and friendly competition among culinary artisans.

  • GIVE IT BACK

    Movie

    Olivia just moved to Israel from New York. Throughout her first day of school in the 6th grade she tries to survive, navigating through the new country she just landed in, her new school and new peers, unsure where she will end up at the end of the day.

  • TO BIGOTRY, NO SANCTION

    Movie

    Washington's 1790 Letter to the Jews of Newport, R.I.

  • THEY SURVIVED TOGETHER

    Movie

    “They Survived Together” is the story of the incredible escape and survival of the Neiger family from certain death by Nazis in the Krakow Ghetto - with four small children!

  • 306 HOLLYWOOD

    Movie

    Two siblings excavate their deceased grandmother's house in New Jersey, exploring what life remains in objects that are left behind.

    "One of the best documentaries of the year.” SHERILYN CONNELLY, SF WEEKLY

    “306 HOLLYWOOD feels like one of the more universal and relatable films you’re ever like...

  • BUBBY & THEM

    Movie

    When Je’Jae’s is kicked out of their home, attacked on the street, and ostracized by religious leaders, adoptive grandmother Bubby Razi provides a space of refuge and resilience.

    Bubby & Them is a docufictional short video about the relationship between two liminal members of the Lower East Side...

  • CHAZAK

    Movie

    Insightful, inspirational and fascinating. A leading rabbi battles COVID-19 health complications for an entire year.

  • 575

    In the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night, two soldiers are trying to find the certain point from which they should be rescued. When they realize they are lost they understand they are probably stuck with each other, at least until the night is over.

  • DISAPPEARING ACT

    Movie

    Billy Kent's charmingly quirky lockdown film. This time Xander the Magnificent is psyched to practice his virtual magic for his mom. Unfortunately, she has her own sleight-of-hand to perform.

  • ISAAC B. SINGER SHOWS AND TELLS

    Movie

    In this neon animation by Jack Feldstein, the Nobel Prize winning writer, Isaac B. Singer, recounts his memories... which seem to have a mind of their own.

  • MIRIAM

    Miriam will meet the boy of her dreams, one day. But then what will she do?

  • THE TREASURE - POKLAD

    Movie

    Poignant funny short film
    Best Comedy & Best Director -
    Kansas City Independent Movie Festival.

    Two construction workers search for "treasure" left by a Jewish family during World War II. The film, filled with much light humor, is a powerful reminder of the conflicting perception of the Holoca...

  • CAFE ZELIG

    Movie

    Some of the world’s last remaining Holocaust survivors with roots all over Europe meet every week at Café Zelig in Munich, Germany. They get together to laugh and celebrate holidays, to argue and discuss various topics, but they also hold moments of silence and mourning.

    Some undertake a journey...