Atlanta Jewish Film Festival to Expand in 2011

Published: May 27th 2010
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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival has become so popular that the 2011 festival will expand by 20 days, new titles, and a fourth theatre, according to


“The reason for this expansion is not just about more, but also improving the quality of the experience of our patrons,” AJFF executive director Kenny Blank told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an exclusive interview. “We threatened to become in some ways victims of our own success.”


The tenth edition of the festival drew a record 20,000 moviegoers in January 2010, and nearly 60 percent of the festival’s 76 screenings were sold out. The 2011 festival will move from January to February to give organizers more time to develop the expansion, and organizers plan to add new titles as well as repeat popular screenings from this year.


Blank also said that he wants to offer more opportunities for visiting filmmakers to connect with audiences and fellow directors.


The AJFF is the second largest Jewish film fest in the United States, after the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.


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