The 19th Annual Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival presents:
A Summer of Film.
Our partnership with the Cinetopia Film Festival and the Michigan Theater Foundation has made it possible to “move” our festival online! However you access the internet, that is where you will screen the festival’s offerings. While we hope it will be safe to gather in large crowds by next year’s festival, we are thrilled to be able to bring you these meaningful viewing opportunities online.
All films will be hosted online directly from their distributors. Films from our line up will become available throughout the summer months so you can view them from the comfort and safety of your own home at your leisure.
Look at our line up via the schedule and trailers pages of this site, and join us for a fantastic summer of film!
How online film screening will work:
Instead of buying a ticket, you will rent online access to each film. Each film will have its own rental fee and its own rental period, after which your access to the film will expire. Please plan to watch films shortly after rental.
To rent films, go to the schedule, for the film you would like to rent click the red “find out more” link at the bottom of the description preview, then click the red “rent” button. This will take you directly to the distributor’s rental page. Pages will show words like purchase, unlock, activate, or similar to indicate where to click to rent online access to the film.
Rental links will also be provided via Michigan Theater’s film schedule webpages. Those links will also take you to the distributor’s point of purchase page.
To rent online access to films, you will likely have to do some or all of the following:
1. Create an account or choose a log in option (some platforms allow you to log in using your Facebook or Google accounts).
2. Provide your email address, which is where confirmation and links will be sent.
3. Complete payment information and submit payment.
Please note: There are a wide variety of computing devices which are vehicles for internet access. Whatever type of device you use, we suggest that you install multiple internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer are examples of browsers). Film distributors have created or partnered with a variety of online screening platforms over which neither we nor the Michigan Theater have any control. Each of those platforms works differently, and hence, may work better on one browser than another.
For technical assistance on how to watch your rental on your television, click here.
Michigan Theater offers online concession ordering and curbside pick up several days each week. Please support the Michigan Theater by partaking of their curbside concessions.
Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival History
The Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival has a long and distinguished history. From its inception in 2001, the festival sought to bring the global Jewish experience to the greater community through the medium of film. Originally a satellite of the Lenore Marwil Film Festival of metropolitan Detroit, the A2JFF became an independent festival in 2015. A dedicated committee of volunteers screens up to hundreds of films in order to choose the select few that are included each year. Other events, speakers, and programs are often built around these films to enrich the audience’s experience.
We hope you choose to participate in some way – as a sponsor, dupporter, volunteer, or simply as an attendee, to take advantage of this truly rich and meaningful opportunity to explore films with Jewish themes and/or Jewish filmmakers. So buy your tickets, grab some freshly popped popcorn, and settle in to your seat for a fantastic experience.