The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Twitter account, @atljewishfilm, is a countdown, really. Not so much the days left till it starts, but more the number of shows with tickets left.
From Dec. 31: “ Camera Obscura on 1/23 is all sold out, and we’ve already sold about 4k more tix than this time last year.”
From Jan. 6: “6 sellouts yesterday. A few close to sold out: Protektor (1/23), Seven Days (1/19) and Within the Whirlwind (1/16)”
Ten years in, Atlanta’s is the second-largest Jewish film festival out of about 115 worldwide. Organizers expect to sell more than 20,000 tickets this year. I wrote about some of the highlights in this post from last month.
AJCer Rosalind Bentley wrote in “Atlanta Jewish Film Festival turns 10” about how the festival grew so quickly, and how it decides the selections:
Early on, the Atlanta office of the American Jewish Committee, an advocacy