AJFF Receives Second Academy Grant
The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) has graciously accepted a second grant from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
This funding provides support for programming that will showcase Israeli history, culture, and politics. AJFF is using this grant for their "Life in Israel" program that will feature both films and panels exploring the issues surrounding the major themes of conflict, history, sports, immigration, and general culture.
The AJFF is one of 44 programs to receive funding this year. “It is an honor to be recognized not only by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences," Said AJFF executive director Kenny Blank, "but to be in the company of so many other film festivals and film presenters that we hold in such high esteem. There is no greater validation in the film arts field than to be recognized by the Academy.”
The festival is in its 17th year and features an international selection of works of a variety of lengths and styles, aiming to reflect the Jewish experience and provide a film experience through a Jewish lens.