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The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

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he Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returned to Atlanta from January 24 through February 15 for its 17th year, closing with a record 202 screenings this year and over 37,500 attendees. The AJFF Inaugural Jury Prizes went to best Narrative Feature (Fanny’s Journey), Documentary Feature (Aida’s Secrets), and Short (The Last Blintz). New categories included Emerging Filmmaker (Eran Kolorin, Beyond the Mountains and Hills), awarded to a rising creative talent whose film shows exceptional skill and artistry; Building Bridges (The 90 Minute War) for the film that most exemplifies the mission of AJFF: to foster understanding among communities of diverse religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds; and Human Rights (The Freedom to Marry), awarded to the film that most powerful-

ly captures the perseverance and strength of those guided by a sense of justice in the face of bigotry, inequality, or persecution. In addition, the festival revealed its annual Audience Award winners, which receive encore screenings in March: Fanny’s Journey for Narrative Feature, The Freedom to Marry for Documentary Feature, and the Academy Award-nominated Joe’s Violin for Shorts. The Freedom to Marry

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Oz Magazine March/April 2017 - Atlanta Film Festival  
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