The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is screening 55 features and 20 short films from Tuesday, Jan. 24, to Wednesday, Feb. 15.

From “Alone in Berlin” on opening night at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre to “The Women’s Balcony” on closing night at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall, the movies represent the work of filmmakers in 24 countries.

“The Atlanta Jewish Film festival will bring cinematic stories that we will be thinking about and talking about for a long time,” festival Executive Director Kenny Blank said.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Jan. 18, at ajff.org.

The 17th annual festival includes 202 individual screenings, the most ever, and includes a juried competition for the first time.

“Film anthropology — it means using the power of films to restore human connectivity and bring further understanding to our world,” Blank said during a party at which the lineup was revealed to festival sponsors and patrons Jan. 5 at the Atlanta History Center.

“The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s success and accomplishments are because of our staff’s interactions and what they do,” said Steve Labovitz, the president of the festival board. “The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is much more than films; it’s about fostering new dialogues within the community for stronger communication.”

The Feature Films (click the links for reviews)

The Shorts

Program 1

  • Schube Strong
  • Framed: The Adventures of Zion Man
  • The Gravedigger’s Daughter
  • Curpigeon
  • Irving

Program 2

  • Mr. Bernstein
  • An Average Story
  • Chika, the Dog in the Ghetto
  • The Man Who Shot Hollywood
  • Joe’s Violin

Program 3

  • Wig Shop
  • The Principle of Grace
  • Milestone
  • Kid Yamaka
  • Good Business

Program 4

  • The Chop
  • Arrival
  • Mordechai
  • Auschwitz
  • The Last Blintz

The Venues

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway

Cumberland area

Jan. 24

Georgia Theatre Co. Merchants Walk Cinemas

1301 Johnson Ferry Road

East Cobb

Jan. 25-Feb. 3

Lefont Sandy Springs

5920 Roswell Road

Suite C-103

Sandy Springs

Feb. 4-15

Regal Tara Cinemas 4

2345 Cheshire Bridge Road

Atlanta

Jan. 26-Feb. 4

Regal Perimeter Pointe Stadium 10

1155 Mount Vernon Highway

Sandy Springs

Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Regal Atlantic Station 18

261 19th St.

Midtown

Feb. 5-11

Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Auditorium

1280 Peachtree St.

Midtown

Feb. 11-15

Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall

1280 Peachtree St.

Midtown

Feb. 15

See the Full Schedule