Atlantic Jewish Film Festival

The 4th  Annual
October 19 – 22  2017 | Halifax, NS


The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is presented by the Atlantic Jewish Council, a registered non-profit society with charitable status, but it is largely volunteer-driven. The festival provides a singular opportunity for the public to experience the Jewish world. We offer film lovers documentaries, comedies and dramas that otherwise would not screen in Nova Scotia. We choose films to engage, entertain and educate a diverse, inclusive audience.

Following the success of last fall’s third annual festival, the AJFF organizing committee is excited to announce another great year of engaging films highlighting Jewish life and culture around the world.

But we depend on you.

By sponsoring or purchasing advertising in the AJFF program you assure our growth and ensure that we continue to share our Jewish world with the larger one.

      Advertising Opportunities

      Sponsorship Opportunities



We invite you to become part of the AJFF family.




Last year our Saturday evening film, “In Search of Israeli Cuisine,” was a whirlwind tour of food and restaurants across Israel. The gala party featured Israeli food – of course! This year we invite you to a “wedding reception” gala party after we screen a German film, “Family Commitments,” where two guys, a Jew and a Muslim, marry. Come celebrate with us.

Click on the AJFF Brochure, below, to learn about the many perks offered to sponsors & advertisers.

AJFF Brochure 2017

Thank you for your support and belief in the AJFF.


Lynn Rotin, chair | Philip Belitsky | Rosalind Belitsky | Jon Goldberg | Anna Hazankin | Linda Law | Edna LeVine | Naomi Rosenfeld | Peggy Walt | Bobbi Zahra


Saturday evening film, October 21: Family Commitments (Comedy, Germany, 2015, 85 minutes, with English subtitles) followed by the not-to-be-missed gala “wedding reception”: Click on the photo to view the trailer:


Curious to learn more? Stay tuned!
Full Program Line-Up Released: September 24th

Tickets on Sale: October 1st

 We express our sincere gratitude to all our generous 2016 sponsors and supporters without whom the last AJFF would not have been possible. To learn more about the 2016 AJFF, please click here


Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
Israel Bonds Canada


Charm Diamond Centres
Cineplex Entertainment LP
Menemsha Films
Atlantic Film Festival

Cast Members

Roselle Green and Family
Bluenose Seafood Inc.
Bishop’s Cellar
Labi Kousoulis, MLA, Halifax Citadel-Sable Island
My Mother’s Bloomers
SOMA Vein & Laser Centre
Steele Auto Group
Carbon Arc Independent Cinema
Sweet Ideas by Irina Gaevsky
Yummy Deli


Jessica Margolian – Royal LePage
Moskowitz Capital
BDO, Mark S. Rosen
Shaar Shalom Synagogue
Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery
Designer Craft Shop
In A Box
East Coast Bakery
Rosalind and Phil Belitsky
Jo-Anne Nozick and Michael Argand
Linda Law and Lloyd Newman
The Zive Family
Joan and Ron Pink
Lynda Suissa
Marcie-Ann Gilsig
Lynn Rotin Studio

Film Fans

Molly Rechnitzer
Valerie McDonald and Jim Spatz
Jennifer and Wayne O’Connor
Wendy Katz and Alan Young
Judith and Victor Goldberg
Tim Margolian, Six Eight Realty
Rhonna and Tom Gaum
Rosalie Fine and Steven Wolff
Jane and David Alexander
Rita and Joel Pink
Gloria and Steven Pink
Louise and Andrew Wolfson
Elizabeth and Darell Pink
Ann and Howard Thaw
Harry Glube
Howard Epstein
Karen and Howard Conter


  1. […] detailed information about films and screening times is available through the Festival’s website.  Tickets can be purchased beginning October 24 through Ticket Atlantic at the Scotiabank Centre, […]

  2. […] its various selections each year, the Atlantic Jewish Film Festival usually includes at least one film that has met with wider critical acclaim outside of the Jewish […]

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