Ten years ago, when the American Jewish Committee launched the first Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Ric and I were the co-chairs of the young adult evening. It was a great experience, and little did we know that this little festival would blossom into the 2nd largest in the US!
When the AJFF asked us to be their “official photographers” (sounds like the Olympics!), we were thrilled and honored. And, we couldn’t believe that the festival was celebrating its tenth year!
The celebration started at a VIP party at the upper balcony of the Symphony, leading to a concert with Jewish Film Scores being performed onstage. It was beautiful! They talked about the beginning of the festival in 2001–and that really struck a chord with us! (and made me feel a little old, actually!)
The week continued with a Opening Night celebration at Strip at Atlantic Station and a screening of the film Berlin ’36. Our next evening was the Young Adult evening that we had co-chaired years ago. There were even some familiar faces there! The film was called Breaking Upwards, and the film’s writer/director/stars (who were one in the same) were there for Q&A after. It was very cool.
It was great to be involved in such a huge event for the Atlanta Jewish Community. Here’s to 10 more years of this incredible festival!