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AMERICAN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - Recent Additions

AMERICAN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - Recent Additions

Early bird deadline for entries is 25 May 2022. Final Deadline 25 July 2022. Presentations 16 September 2022.
Good luck to all our entrants. Here are a few of last year's titles for your interest.

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AMERICAN JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL - Recent Additions
  • 306 HOLLYWOOD

    Movie

    79% on rotten tomatoes

    Magical. Intriguing. Wondrous!

    With boundless creativity and an irrepressible bouncing energy, 306 Hollywood memorializes and honors the life of Annette Ontell, the grandmother of the filmmakers, Elan and Jonathan Bogarín. Intellectually adventurous while playfully crazy...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • CHAZAK

    Movie

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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" ...

  • 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.

  • OY TO THE WORLD!

    Movie

    American Jewish Film Awards
    FINALIST – BEST SHORT FILM

    We are delighted to announce that Oy To The World! is a greatly-deserved winning finalist!

    OY TO THE WORLD is the story of Sally, a ten year old girl whose one wish is to celebrate a memorable Hanukkah, despite her Grandmother’s desire to ...

  • 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!

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • MIRIAM

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

  • 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...

  • OHR
    Movie

    OHR

    Movie

    The amazing and inspiring story of the indominable Shirley Frysh, as discovered by her adult daughter, Lara Mizel. Join Lara on her emotional journey as she discovers her mother's spirituality, tenacity, resilience and indomitable spirit. This healing journey through the redefinition of loss rais...

  • THEY SHALL NOT PASS - CABLE STREET

    The Battle of Cable Street was an event that took place in Cable Street and Whitechapel in the East End of London on Sunday 4 October 1936. It was a clash between the Metropolitan Police, sent to protect a march by members of the British Union of Fascists led by Oswald Mosley, and various anti-fa...