Welcome to the 21st Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival!
17 feature films and 3 short film programs, a total of 20 Virtual Events, will be available for streaming online from the comfort of your own home, from June 19 to July 15. Check out our film catalog here.
This year we are using Eventive as our main ticketing and virtual festival platform. All Virtual Events will be available for 5 days, starting every Sunday at noon and ending the following Friday at noon.
In-Person Special Events
Sunday, 6/19, 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the State Theatre
FIDDLER’S JOURNEY TO THE BIG SCREEN – Don’t miss our in-person Grand Opening. Fiddler is the only festival film not available for virtual streaming.
Sunday, 6/26, 10:30 am at Rackham Amphitheatre/Assembly Hall – Sponsor Only Special Event
OUT OF EXILE: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF FRED STEIN – Event includes film, brunch, photo exhibit and program with cinematographer and film director Peter Stein and moderator Deborah Dash Moore, U of M Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History.
Sunday, 7/10, 2:00 pm at Rackham Amphitheatre/Assembly Hall
THE LOST FILM OF NUREMBERG – Event includes film, discussion with Maya Barzilai, U of M Associate Professor of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Culture, cocktails and dessert.
For the in-person events we will follow the COVID 19 guidelines from the State Theater and Rackham Graduate School.
THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT WAYS TO ACCESS OUR VIRTUAL EVENTS:
Consider becoming a sponsor of the film festival. Sponsorships are only available through the JCC website here.
Sponsorship opportunities start at $180 and allow you to access all of our virtual and in-person events. Click here to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits.
Films will be streamed to you through the Eventive streaming and ticketing platform here. Eventive will prompt you to enter your email address and to create a password, at no extra cost. This enables you to stream the films and to register for all three special in-person events, including our Sponsor Event.
Virtual Festival Passes
A Virtual Festival Pass gives you access to stream the festival films. Select your Virtual Festival Pass and enjoy our amazing selection of feature and short films. All films are available in Michigan only.
Purchase an All Virtual Festival Pass (includes all virtual films and shorts) $150 here.
Purchase a Pick 10 Virtual Festival Pass $80 here.
Purchase a Pick 5 Virtual Festival Pass $50 here.
Purchase an individual film ticket $12 here.
There are 4 weeks of films, each week featuring 5 new titles to be released on Sunday at noon and ending on Friday at noon.
Enter the Eventive platform here, create an account and enjoy the fabulous selection of featured films.
Click on the film image to watch the trailer
Thank you to our organizational sponsors:
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, supporter, 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.
A2JFF Mission Statement:
The Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival provides an opportunity for the community to gather socially and intellectually via the medium of film around content that embraces Jewish life socially, culturally, ethically, and spiritually, and inspires engagement with our legacy, and heritage.