#AJFF2019 Opening Night Ceremony


Alas, the commencement to the 19th Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival had arrived! And I know I say it often, but #AJFF is my absolute favorite film festival here in Atlanta! Every year I attend, I leave out totally impacted by all of the staff members serving so attentively from beginning to end and more importantly, the opening film selection. Prior to the start of the opening night film, SHOELACES, we were blessed to attend the Pre-Screening Gala in the elegantly large galleria space at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. That night, there was a slew of delicious tastings from local food artisans and restaurants. Among these were,

Baroque Culinary Services

C. Ellet’s Steakhouse

Cafe Sunflower

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Chai Yo Modern Thai

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

For All Occasions & More

Il Giallo Osteria & Bar

Imperial Fez Moroccan Restaurant

Kaiser’s Chophouse

Secreto Souther Kitchen & Bar

South City Kitchen Vinings

Watershed on Peachtree

Zafron Restaurant

28 Whole Gluten Free Bakery

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

Da Vinci’s Donuts

Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery

For the opening film selection, we watched  SHOELACES which is a very heart-warming film! Nominated for 8 Israeli Awards including Best Film, SHOELACES is a brilliant dramedy about an aging mechanic with major health issues including kidney failure who finds himself taking custody of his special-needs son that he abandoned as a child. The story unravels as the two face a series of very difficult challenges with having to learn each other while at the same time, dealing with their own physical and emotional struggles. Eventually, their relationship is beautifully restored as they learn to depend on one another and ultimately, forgive one another as they equally forgive themselves. There is a lot to be learned through this film and what we see in the end is, with practice and perseverance, we can work through the most difficult of situations and master them as efficiently as tying our shoelaces!

For more information about the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, please visit www.ajff.org.

The 8th Annual Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival - Buckhead, Atlanta

Just a little over two months away and The Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival returns! On October 1 - 4, 2015 in Buckhead, Atlanta, The Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival (KCFF) will showcase an array of Christian-based films from independent filmmakers that demonstrate and inspire Christian morals and way of life. KCFF screens a mix of short-films, full-length features, documentaries and offers interactive workshops regarding industry trends in faith-based film-making and production. Their aim along with spreading the message of hope and faith through relevant film-making, also is to help to “give back to the Christian community, in hopes to grown local and state-wide congregations.” With the growing number of Christian films in this industry, it is absolutely amazing to have an outlet by which these indie artists and their actors can have their movies celebrated on a larger scale. 

Not only do guests of the KCFF event get an opportunity to learn more about the importance of these new discoveries with Christian film production, but more importantly, this will provide an opportunity to network and build a community of like-minded professionals for greater impact in the world. The lineup for the KCFF week of events includes a Red Carpet Premiere featuring 4 of this year’s movie winner selections, a meet and greet celebrity panel, and networking meet and greets with the official KCFF musicians, gMovies team and more. All events will be held at the Buckhead Embassy Suites. 

For more information, please visit www.kingdomwood.com